About this initiative

Summary

As announced in the Commission Communication on the European Citizens' Initiative "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides", the objective of the proposal is to increase the transparency, the accountability, and the sustainability of the EU scientific assessment model and the risk assessment based decision-making, and other aspects such as the governance of EFSA, by amending the General Food Law Regulation and related sectorial legislation

Topic
Food safety, Public health
Type of act
Proposal for a regulation

Roadmap

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Feedback period
20 December 2017 - 17 January 2018
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  • Testbiotech (Germany)
    17 January 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Testbiotech (Germany)

    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)
    17 January 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    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)
    17 January 2018 Business association
    EMFEMA vzw (Belgium)

    Please find our feedback in the attached document

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Public consultation

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Feedback period
23 January 2018 - 20 March 2018
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Commission adoption

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Proposal for a regulation
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Adopted on
11 April 2018
Feedback period
12 April 2018 - 25 June 2018
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  • ECCA (Belgium)
    25 June 2018 Business association
    ECCA (Belgium)

    ECCA would like to express its support for any initiative that improves clarity and transparency of the regulatory system for pesticides. With regard to the current proposal, we have concerns with regard to certain parts, as expressed below: CONFIDENTIALITY The Commission proposal includes amendments to Article 39 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and to Article 63 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. The explanatory memorandum states that “the...

  • Testbiotech (Germany)
    25 June 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Testbiotech (Germany)

    Testbiotech commissioned a legal analysis of the proposed changes of the Regulation. In the light of this analysis, we come to the conclusion that further amendments are needed to improve transparency and to strengthen the precautionary principle.

  • Federchimica (Italy)
    25 June 2018 Business association
    Federchimica (Italy)

    Thanking the Commission for the opportunity given to comment on the proposal, Federchimica - the Italian federation of chemical industry - would like to focus the EC's attention on some delicate aspects, that are better explained in the attached paper.

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