About this initiative
Commission Proposal for a Regulation on transparency and sustainability of the EU food and feed safety risk assessment model amending Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety; and Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs, Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on GM food and feed, Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on feed additives, Regulation (EC) No 2065/2003 on smoke flavourings, Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on food contact materials, Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 on the common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 on plant protection products and Regulation (EU) No 2015/2283 on novel foods.
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In principle, Testbiotech welcomes this initiative. However, its priority must be to strengthen the precautionary principle. There are several possibilities to move forward: For example, research programs focussing on the protection goals should become crucial element. These research programs have to be independent of the interests of regulated industries, but should enable participation of civil society in planning and evaluation. Another...
SAFE - Safe Food Advocacy Europe (Belgium)
EFSA has a very important role in Europe, being the Agency tasked with the review of the analyses and the assessment of risks regarding food and feed. Therefore, it is responsible for the EU consumers’ health and safety. The current risk assessment of EFSA clearly lacks transparency; this can weaken the outcome of the assessment and, consequently, of the political decisions that are build upon. Food safety in Europe is related to the capacity...
EMFEMA vzw (Belgium)
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AESGP - Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (Belgium)
The Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission Roadmap on transparency and sustainability of the EU food and feed safety risk assessment model. As a matter of principle, AESGP stands for a policy-making system that is science-based and concur with the conclusion of the Fitness Check of the General Food Law (GFL) confirming that the creation of EFSA has improved the...
EuropaBio welcomes the opportunity to provide our views on the roadmap and trusts that any forthcoming legislative proposal will be accompanied by an impact assessment. More transparency of the EU risk assessment: EU legislation already provides for public consultations and opportunities for public access to the non-confidential parts of product applications. The publication of even more information in itself is unlikely to improve the...
ECPA supports the Commission initiative to increase public confidence in the EU risk assessment process, including those actions intended to improve transparency. We recognise the legitimate societal demand for transparency in evaluation procedures. On the measures described in the roadmap, our feedback is as follows: • improve & clarify rules on transparency, especially scientific studies supporting the risk assessment; ECPA supports the...