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28-Nov-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
New section : Pet Passport
  Press release
Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consummer protection Council , 1-2 December, 28 November 2003
27-Nov-03 Press release
David Byrne, Renate Künast and Miguel Arias Cañete to open EU conference on risk perception , 27 November 2003 de fr
  Press release
Travelling with pets: Pet passports to be introduced in July 2004 , 27 November 2003 de fr
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : TFAF - ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding updated
26-Nov-03 Risk Perception Conference
Webcast of 4-5 December conference on Risk Perception: Register your interest
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : General Food Law
Draft agenda of the 8th meeting of 08 December 2003 PDF (90KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Addendum (89KB) to the Agenda of the meeting of 12 December 2003 (189KB)
25-Nov-03 Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 11 November 2003 pdf (143KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Plant Health
Draft Agenda : Meeting of 1-2 Decmeber 2003 - Pesticides - Residues (81KB)
24-Nov-03 Speeches
Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, "Small food producers and rural development Small Food Producers Forum", Maynooth - Co Kildare, 24 November 2003
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 47 (246KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Brazil from 30 June to 10 July 2003 in order to evaluate the control of residues in live animals and animal products (9047/2003)
  Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 27-28 October 2003 pdf (233KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (CAS n° : 103-11-7 EINECS n° : 203-080-7) - Human Health. Carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances. Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting of 12-13 November 2003 (27 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on “Two study reports on endocrine disrupters by WRc-NSF and BKH Consulting Engineers” (WRc-NSF Ref: UC 6052; BKH Ref: M0355037). Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting of 12-13 November 2003 (69 KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Agenda of the meeting of 12 December 2003 (189KB)
20-Nov-03 Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of: Benzene  - Human Health part  (CAS N°: 71-43-2  EINECS N°: 200-753-7).  Carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances.  Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting of 12-13 November 2003 (170 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on “Questions to the CSTEE relating to scientific evidence of risk to health and the environment from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in extender oils and tyres”.   Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting of 12-13 November 2003 (228 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of:  3, 4-Dichloroaniline - Human Health part  (CAS No.: 95-76-1  EINECS No.: 202-448-4) .  Carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances.  Adopted by the CSTEE during the 40th plenary meeting on 12 November 2003 (183 KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft Opinion on the results of the Risk Assessment of:   2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate - Environmental part  ( CAS No.: 103-11-7   EINECS No.: 203-080-7 ).   Carried out in the framework of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting on 12 November 2003 (162 KB)
  BSE
Chronological list of Community legislation pdf (194KB) updated
  Genetically modified foods Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Austria from 23/06/03 to 26/06/03 in order to evaluate official control systems on foods consisting of or produced from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) (9141/2003)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFAC - Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants updated
19-Nov-03 Press release
20% testing requirement for imports of poultry meat from Thailand lifted , 19 November 2003 (8KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on assessment of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) report on the risk assessment of organic chemicals in toys. Report version:  final report of the work of CEN/TC 52/WG 9 - January 2003  (Contract BC/CEN/97/29.1.1).  Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting on 12 November 2003 (330 KB)
  Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Written comments of the Community on the report of the meeting of the Bureau of the OIE [Office International des Epizooties] International Animal Health Code Commission [Paris July 2003] and the Scientific Commission [Paris August 2003] to be submitted for adoption and consideration in the 72nd General Session to be held in May 2004 ( 6MB)
Submitted by the European Union to the OIE on 19/11/2003
  BSE
BSE testing:
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BSE testing - BSE cases in cattle over the last 12 months pdf (98KB)
- BSE testing - Cumulative table from January to August 2003 pdf (59KB)
- BSE testing - August 2003 pdf (58KB)
  BSE
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1915/2003 of 30 October 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the trade and import of ovine and caprine animals and the measures following the confirmation of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in bovine, ovine and caprine animals
  BSE
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1809/2003 of 15 October 2003 amending Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for importation of live bovine animals and products of bovine, ovine and caprine origin from Costa Rica and New Caledonia
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 30 June to 4 July 2003 in order to assess the control measures in place for import controls on products of plant origin, and in particular for the assessment of mycotoxin, pesticide residues and 3-MCPD contamination and for the monitoring of irradiated foodstuffs and to monitor compliance with Commission Decisions imposing special conditions on the import of certain products regarding mycotoxin contamination (9132/2003)
18-Nov-03 Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 46 (281KB)
  Standing Committee on Plant Health
Agenda : meeting of Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 November 2003 fr PDF (68KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Minutes of the 39th plenary meeting - 10 September 2003, Brussels, Belgium (251KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Opinion on “the environmental impact (reduction in eutrophication) that would result from banning Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP) in household detergents”.  Adopted during the 40th plenary meeting of 12-13 November 2003 (330 KB)
17-Nov-03 Press release
"Active” and "intelligent" food packaging: Commission proposes amendment to EU law on materials which come into contact with food , 17 November 2003 de fr
  Press release
Préparation du Conseil Agriculture/Pêche de novembre 2003, 14 November 2003
  Special reports
General report on a series of missions to assess the control measures in place for vegetable oil production and in particular for the assessment of controls on PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) contamination of such oils in certain Member States (9508/2003)
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Luxembourg from 28 to 30 April 2003 in order to assess the control measures in place for import controls on products of plant origin, and in particular for the assessment of mycotoxin, pesticide residues and 3-MCPD contamination and for the monitoring of irradiated foodstuffs and to monitor compliance with Commission Decisions imposing special conditions on the import of certain products regarding mycotoxin contamination (9115/2003)
14-Nov-03 BSE
BSE testing : Monthly reports of Member States on BSE and Scrapie updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Controls and import conditions
Addendum (114KB) to the Agenda of the meeting of 18 November 2003 (161KB)
  International Food Safety Issues
New section :
US Bioterrorism Act
13-Nov-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Germany from 19 to 23 May 2003 in order to evaluate controls of animal welfare during transport and at the time of slaughter (9038/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Zimbabwe from 23 to 28 June 2003 concerning fishery products and crocodile meat (9134/2003)
  International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFL - Codex Committee on Food Labelling updated
12-Nov-03 Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom (Great Britain) from 7 to 11 July 2003 in order to evaluate the implementation of EC measures in the field of animal nutrition regarding the official inspections and the approval and registration of certain establishments and intermediaries and certain protective measures against TSEs regarding the total feed ban (9149/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a follow-up mission carried out in Zimbabwe from 23 to 28 June 2003 concerning farmed ratite meat (9265/2003)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Nutrition
Summary minutes of the meeting held on 22-23 October 2003 (25KB)
  Standing Committee on Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 23 -24 October 2003 (09/03) (219KB)
  Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Opinion on the impact of arthropod borne diseases (including WNV) on the safety of blood used for transfusion as well as organs used for transplantation in the European Community. Adopted on16 October 2003 ( 76KB)
11-Nov-03 Animal Health / Prevention and Control of Animal diseases
Draft written comments of the Community on the report of the meeting of the Bureau of the OIE [Office International des Epizooties] Aquatic Animals Health Code Commission [Paris July 2003] and the Scientific Commission [Paris August 2003] to be submitted for adoption and consideration in the 72nd General Session to be held in May 2004 (705KB)
Submitted by the Commission to the Council on 23/10/2003 (SEC/2003/1177)
  Safety of Food Products / Fortified Foods
The European Commission has proposed a Regulation es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv (+/-220KB) setting out common rules for the voluntary addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods.
  Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 45 (232KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Ireland from 16 June to 20 June 2003 in order to evaluate the implementation of EC measures in the field of animal nutrition regarding the official inspections and the approval and registration of certain establishments and intermediaries (9058/2003)
  Genetically Modified Food Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 24/02/03 to 28/02/03 in order to evaluate official control systems on foods consisting of or produced from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) (9103/2003)
10-Nov-03 Press release
Commission proposes common rules for adding vitamins and minerals to foods , 10 November 2003 de fr
  Press release
Proposal for EU rules about adding vitamins and minerals to foods - frequently asked questions , 10 November 2003 de fr
  Press release
State of play on GMO authorisations under EU law , 07 November 2003 de fr
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Biological Safety of the Food Chain, Controls and import conditions
Agenda of the meeting of 18 November 2003 (161KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Nutrition
Agenda : Meeting of 20 November 2003 (133KB )
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the Netherlands from 16/06/03 to 20/06/03 in order to evaluate the implementation of EC measures in the field of animal nutrition regarding the official inspections and the approval and registration of certain establishments and intermediaries (9122/2003)
07-Nov-03 International Food Safety Issues
Codex Alimentarius : CCFICS - Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection updated
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Sections : Biological Safety of the Food Chain, Controls and import conditions, Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Short report of the meeting held in Brussels on 15-16 July 2003 (234KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Plant Health
Short report of the meeting held on 14 October 2003 (4/2003) - Pesticides Residues (129KB)
  Contamination of Food and Feed Materials Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Spain from 24 to 28 March 2003 in order to assess the control measures in place for import controls on products of plant origin, and in particular for the assessment of mycotoxin, pesticide residues and 3-MCPD contamination and for the monitoring of irradiated foodstuffs and to monitor compliance with Commission Decisions imposing special conditions on the import of certain products regarding mycotoxin contamination and to follow up on food hygiene mission 3216/2001 (9110/2003)
  Pesticides Residues
- EU MRL's sorted by crop
(4101KB) updated 28/10/2003
- EU MRL's sorted by pesticide (4101KB) updated 28/10/2003
- EU MRL's sorted by food commodity (4101KB) updated 28/10/2003
06-Nov-03 Press release
Bluetongue: Restrictions lifted in Bulgaria and re-imposed in The Balearic Islands , 06 November 2003 (72KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Armenia from 2 to 8 April 2003 assessing the conditions of production of fishery products intended for export to the European Union (article 11 of Council Directive 91/493/EEC) (9014/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Sweden from 12 to 16 May 2003 in order to evaluate the implementation of EC measures in the field of animal nutrition regarding the official inspections and the approval and registration of certain establishments and intermediaries (9056/2003)
05-Nov-03 Plant Health Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Belgium from 5 to 9 May 2003 in order to evaluate the import controls for plant health (9117/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Report of a mission carried out in the Republic of Albania from 9 to 13 June 2003 concerning the conditions of production and export of live bivalve molluscs to the European Union (article 9 of Council Directive 91/492/EEC) (9018/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Denmark from 16 to 20 June 2003 in order to evaluate the implementation of EC measures in the field of animal nutrition regarding the official inspections and the approval and registration of certain establishments and intermediaries (9057/2003)
  Scientific Committee on Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Opinion on the protection offered by natural rubber latex medical devices (medical gloves and condoms) against transmissible diseases”. Adopted on 16 october 2003 ( 271KB)
04-Nov-03 Safety of Food Products
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : Weekly overview of alert and information notifications - week 44 pdf (199KB)
  Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment
Draft agenda of the 40th plenary meeting, 12-13 November 2003 pdf (132KB)
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in Portugal from 30 June to 4 July 2003 in order to evaluate the disease contingency plans for epizootic diseases in particular foot-and-mouth disease
and classical swine fever (9102/2003)
  Veterinary Inspections
Rapport d’une mission effectuée en France du 16 au 20 Juin 2003 afin d’évaluer les plans d’intervention pour les maladies épizootiques, en particulier pour la fièvre aphteuse et la peste porcine classique (9151/2003)
  Plant Health Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in France from 31 March to 4 April 2003 in order to evaluate the import controls for plant health (9138/2003)
  Standing Committee on Propagating Material and Plants of Fruit Genera and Species
Short report of the Meeting held on 14 October 2003 pdf (155KB)
  Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Short report of the meeting held on 15 October 2003 pdf (122KB)
  Standing Committee on Propagating Material of Ornamental Plants
Short report of the Meeting held on 15 October 2003 pdf (149KB)
  Standing Committee on Propagating Material of Ornamental Plants
Short report of the Meeting held on 13 March 2003 pdf (142KB)
  Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Section : Animal Health and Animal Welfare
Agenda of the meeting of 04-05 November 2003 (298KB)
03-Nov-03 Register for Conference
"Risk Perception: Science, Public Debate and Policy Making" to be held 4-5 December in Brussels   DE fr
  Consultation
Veterinary controls on live animals and animal products from third countries in the context of the enlarged EU
  Register for Conference
Global Conference on Animal Welfare to be held in Paris 23-25 February 2004.
Deadline for registration is 14 November 2003
http://www.oie.int/eng/Welfare_2004/home.htm
  GMOs
New EU Regulations on GM food and feed published DE fr
  Veterinary Inspections
Final report of a mission carried out in the United Kingdom from 2 to 6 June 2003 in order to assess the control measures in place for import controls on products of plant origin, and in particular for the assessment of mycotoxin, pesticide residues and 3-MCPD contamination and for the monitoring of irradiated foodstuffs and to monitor compliance with Commission Decisions imposing special conditions on the import of certain products regarding mycotoxin contamination (9112/2003)
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