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Smarter rules for safer food
The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agri-food chain. Food ...
The EU Register is for information only, showing: Permitted nutrition claims and their conditions of use Authorised health claims, their conditions ...
List of permitted Health Claims on food products - guide
Health claims on food labelling and in advertising, for example on the role of calcium and bone health or vitamin C and the immune system, have become vital ...
Make sure UTP negotiations help farmers - and consumers
Today's European Parliament Plenary gave a mandate to Paolo de Castro MEP to start negotiations with the Council and Commission on the Directive on Unfair ...
MEPs back plans to clean up Europe's drinking water
The European Parliament backed plans on Tuesday to improve consumers’ trust in drinking water from the tap, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the ...
Binge drinking more common in northern Europe
The relationship between drinking and damage to one's health is stronger in the Baltic countries and Sweden than in Italy, new research from Europe shows. The ...
EU whitewash on cancer risk from world's most used weedkiller
Overreliance on unpublished industry studies leads EU food agency to recommend glyphosate approval
EU Commission uses the Christmas period to grant authorisation for imports of genetically engineered soybeans
The EU Commission has granted six further authorisations for genetically engineered plants, including some controversial genetically engineered soybeans with ...
What are pesticides? Who decides on their authorisation? Who is responsible for their use? How can pesticides be used safely? An active substance is only ...
European Parliament votes through new powers for governments to ban GM crops
The European Parliament today voted to grant national governments new powers to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territories. ...
MEPs veto alertness claims for energy drinks
Euro-MPs voted on Thursday to veto European Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost 'alertness' or ...
Euro-MPs opt for clearer food labelling rules
The European Parliament's Environment Committee on Tuesday approved draft legislation on clearer and more informative new food labelling rules which require ...
Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion
The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the ...
Food safety: EU acts to make food studies more reliable
Responding to public concern in the form of a 'European Citizens' Initiative', the EU Commission presented Wednesday a proposal to improve the transparency of ...
Food from cloned animals: consumers left in the dark - BEUC
Despite European consumers having no appetite for food from cloned animals or their offspring, they might be eating it unawares. Today’s European Commission ...
Defining Environmental Risk Assessment Criteria for Genetically Modified (GM) Mammals and Birds to be placed on the EU market
Globally, GM mammals and birds are being developed for a range of purposes, including use as food, pets or for production of pharmaceuticals. There is a ...
Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide for 5 years
The European Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate Tuesday, following scientific assessment which it says concludes there is no link between ...
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BASF retreats from Europe as GM crops rejected
BASF today announced it is abandoning its plans to develop and commercialise genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
Plant health - tenders and grants
Monitoring drinking water for better protection of public health
New EU rules to improve the monitoring of drinking water across Europe came into force on 28 October, improving access to wholesome and clean drinking water in ...
Tougher EU food inspections on the menu
The EU Parliament adopted plans Wednesday to tighten up official food inspections, aiming to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust ...
Food and Feed Labelling
In the EU rules are put in place on the labelling of foodstuffs to enable European consumers to get comprehensive information on the contents and the ...
European Commission DG Health and Consumers Contacts
Contacts of the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers.
General principles of food law - European Food Safety Authority
The EU's legislation governing the general principles of food law and harmonised controls also underpins the European Food Safety Authority, a European agency ...
Protected status for Welsh coracle-caught salmon
Salmon caught using the ancient Welsh traditional method of coracle fishing was awarded protected EU status Tuesday when it was added to the EU's quality ...
Leak: European governments pave way for bee-killing pesticides
Under pressure from pesticide producers and governments, the European Commission is planning to scrap bee-safety standards that led to a ban of three ...
Commission reviews EU's animal welfare strategy
The European Commission marked the mid-point of the EU's Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 last week at a conference in Brussels ...
EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances
Flavouring substances in food will become even safer and more transparent thanks to two pieces of legislation adopted today by the European Commission. Only ...
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