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Videos - Food

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Date marking campaign in the Netherlands

Becky explains the difference between the "use by" and "best before" dates to Dutch consumers.

Food loss and waste actions proposed in the Farm to Fork Strategy

Food loss and waste actions proposed in the Farm to Fork Strategy

Learn more about the food loss and waste related actions proposed in the Farm to Fork Strategy, adopted by the Commission in May 2020, for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system

Food fraud Network - 2020

Food fraud Network - 2020

Languages available:

English (English subtitle), Français (Français subtitle)

EU Platform on food losses and food waste - 2019

EU Platform on food losses and food waste - 2019

Languages available:

English, English (English subtitle), English (Français subtitle), English (Deutsch subtitle), English (Italiano subtitle), English (Espanol subtitle), English (Ελληνικά subtitle), English (Português subtitle), English (Nederlands subtitle), English (Dansk subtitle), English (Suomi subtitle), English (Svenska subtitle), English (Čeština subtitle), English (Eesti subtitle), English (Latviešu valoda subtitle), English (Lietuvių kalba subtitle), English (Magyar subtitle), English (Malti subtitle), English (Polski subtitle), English (Slovenčina subtitle), English (Slovenščina subtitle), English (български subtitle), English (Română subtitle), English (Gaeilge subtitle), English (Hrvatski subtitle)

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The EU Action Plan against AMR - 2017

Languages available:

English, Français (Français subtitle), English (English subtitle), Română, български, Slovenščina, Slovenčina, Polski, Malti, Magyar, Lietuvių, Latviešu, Eesti, Čeština, Svenska, Suomi, Dansk, Nederlands, Português, Ελληνικά, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

Health and Food Safety audit and analysis explained

EU Health and Food Safety
Audits and analysis - 2017

Languages available:

English, Português, Espanol, Deutsch, Français

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EU Health and Food Safety
Audit and Non-Audit work explained - 2017

Languages available:

English, Português, Espanol, Deutsch, Français

Audit reporting & monitoring of progress how recommendations are addressed

 

EU Health and Food Safety
Audit planning, preparation and performance - 2017

Languages available:

English, Português, Espanol, Deutsch, Français

Audit reporting & monitoring of progress how recommendations are addressed

EU Health and Food Safety
Audit reporting and monitoring of progress - 2017

Languages available:

English, Português, Espanol, Deutsch, Français

EU import requirements for food of animal origin explained

EU Health and Food Safety
EU import requirements for food of animal origin - 2017

Languages available:

English, Português, Espanol, Deutsch, Français

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EU Health and Food Safety
Food Safety audits explained: “An auditor’s day” - 2017

Languages available:

English, Hrvatski, Română, български, Slovenščina, Slovenčina, Polski, Malti, Magyar, Lietuvių, Latviešu, Eesti, Čeština, Svenska, Suomi, Dansk, Nederlands, Português, Ελληνικά, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

Subtitled versions available:

Svenska, Hrvatski, Suomi, Slovenščina, Slovenčina, Română, Português, Polski, Malti, Magyar, Lietuvių kalba, Latviešu valoda, Ελληνικά, Eesti, Dansk, Čeština, български, Espanol, Nederlands, Italiano, Deutsch, Français, English

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Stop Food Waste 2012 - (updated in 2016)

Languages available:

English, Hrvatski, Gaeilge, Română, български, Slovenščina, Slovenčina, Polski, Malti, Magyar, Lietuvių, Latviešu, Eesti, Čeština, Svenska, Suomi, Dansk, Nederlands, Português, Ελληνικά, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

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Food Technology. For Food at its Best. 2015

Languages available:

English, Hrvatski, Română, български, Slovenščina, Slovenčina, Polski, Malti, Magyar, Lietuvių, Latviešu, Eesti, Čeština, Svenska, Suomi, Dansk, Nederlands, Português, Ελληνικά, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

Subtitled versions available:

Hrvatski, Svenska, Suomi, Slovenščina, Slovenčina, Română, Português, Polski, Magyar, Lietuvių kalba, Latviešu valoda, Ελληνικά, Eesti, Dansk, Čeština, български, Espanol, Nederlands, Italiano, Deutsch, Français, English

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BTSF - Better Training for Safer Food - 2014

All Better Training for Safer Food videos

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Food Safety 2014

Languages available:

English, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

Videos - Animals

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What the EU does for animal welfare?

With the support and close co-operation of the EU countries, the European Commission has been promoting animal welfare for over 40 years gradually improving the lives of farm animals. The 'Platform on Animal Welfare', as well as its tasks and operations, have been set out to promote dialogue among competent authorities, businesses, civil society organisations and scientists on animal welfare issues that are relevant for the Union.

Languages available:

English, English (English subtitle)

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A Production of educational materials on protection of animals at the time of killing

This animation focuses on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter, in the context of small slaughterhouses in the EU. The animation will be a generic introduction to slaughterhouse owners as well as managers aware of the availability of the best practices and their interests and benefit in applying them.

Languages available:

English (English subtitle), English (Hrvatski subtitle), English (Svenska subtitle), English (Suomi subtitle), English (Slovenščina subtitle), English (Slovenčina subtitle), English (Română subtitle), English (Português subtitle), English (Polski subtitle), English (Magyar subtitle), English (Lietuvių kalba subtitle), English (Latviešu valoda subtitle), English (Ελληνικά subtitle), English (Eesti subtitle), English (Dansk subtitle), English (Čeština subtitle), English (български subtitle), English (Espanol subtitle), English (Nederlands subtitle), English (Italiano subtitle), English (Deutsch subtitle), English (Français subtitle)

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Animal Welfare / Pigs, tail docking - Finland

EU legislation on the welfare of pigs (Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs) does not allow routine tail-docking and requires farmers to provide to their pigs "manipulable material" such as straw, hay or sawdust. To better inform famers how to prevent routine tail docking, the Commission developed educational materials. The two videos present success stories in achieving the goal of rearing not-tailed pigs.

Languages available:

Suomi (English subtitle), Suomi (Polski subtitle), Suomi (Dansk subtitle), Suomi (Espanol subtitle), Suomi (Nederlands subtitle), Suomi (Italiano subtitle), Suomi (Deutsch subtitle), Suomi (Français subtitle)

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Animal Welfare / Pigs, tail docking - Italy

EU legislation on the welfare of pigs (Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs) does not allow routine tail-docking and requires farmers to provide to their pigs "manipulable material" such as straw, hay or sawdust. To better inform famers how to prevent routine tail docking, the Commission developed educational materials. The two videos present success stories in achieving the goal of rearing not-tailed pigs.

Languages available:

Italiano (English subtitle), Italiano (Polski subtitle), Italiano (Dansk subtitle), Italiano (Espanol subtitle), Italiano (Nederlands subtitle), Italiano (Deutsch subtitle), Italiano (Français subtitle)

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TR@CES: Animal traceability - 2015

The European Union has implemented identification rules based on certain fundamental principles and a traceability system for all farm animals.

The Trade Control and Expert System, known as TRACES, is an online management tool of the European Commission that tracks the journeys of every consignment of animals within the EU and these movements create TRACEABILITY. All consignments of cattle are required to be accompanied by a health certificate and travel documents, and national authorities are obliged to post these documents ONLINE through TRACES.

Languages available:

English, Russian, Italiano (Italiano subtitle), English (English subtitle), Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

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TR@CES: protecting consumers, facilitating trade - 2014

Each year, vast quantities of livestock and produce are traded into the EU to be served on 500 million European plates, raising the question: how can the European Commission ensure that both food and consumers are kept safe? Watch the TRACES video and find it out.

Languages available:

English, Russian, Português, Espanol, Deutsch, Français

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10th Anniversary of TRACES - 2014

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Animal Welfare in the European Union (long) - 2014

Europeans care deeply about the ethical treatment of animals and have become world leaders in applying legislation on animal welfare.

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Animal Welfare in the European Union (short) - 2014

Europeans care deeply about the ethical treatment of animals and have become world leaders in applying legislation on animal welfare.

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Caring for working animals is caring for people 2012

English, Français, Espanol

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Animal Welfare - Everyone is Responsible - 2010

European Commision's video promoting animal welfare in farming

Videos - Plants

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Xylella fastidiosa - 2019

Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most dangerous plant bacterium in the world, threatening agriculture, the environment and the economy. The EU has therefore taken decisive steps to stop it entering the EU from third countries and to prevent it from spreading any further. Research is ongoing to find a treatment solution.

Languages available:

English , English (Espanol subtitle) , English (Italiano subtitle) , English (Deutsch subtitle) , English (Français subtitle) , English (English subtitle)