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Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) - guide
EFSA publishes report from its Task Force on the E. coli O104:H4 outbreaks in Germany and France in 2011 and makes further recommendations to protect consumers
The Future of Food and Farming - Commission Communication
The European Commission released on 29 November 2017 a Communication on 'The Future of Food and Farming', outlining the ways to ensure that the oldest EU ...
EU farming reform plan overlooks impact of meat sector, Greenpeace
On the eve of a major reform of European Union farming rules, the European Commission has glossed over the growing environmental and health impact of the ...
Labelling of farm produce should be compulsory: Euro-MPs
Legislation should be brought in to make labelling of farm produce compulsory, the European Parliamewnt said in Brussels today. as this will give consumers ...
Brussels looks to clamp down on unfair food trading practices
The EU Commission put forward proposals Thursday to ban the most damaging unfair trade practices in the food supply chain, with a view to ensuring fairer ...
EU leadership in ocean governance must help curb climate change impacts to global food security
In a policy briefing published today, WWF calls on the EU to lead on global ocean governance in the face of climate change impacts on fisheries and food ...
Risks and side effects for humans and animals: What really goes wrong in the regulation of genetically engineered plants
At present, there is a controversy in the EU as to whether feeding trials with genetically engineered plants have to be conducted before the plants are granted ...
The European Food Safety Authority has published its third Annual Report on Pesticide Residues, which gives an overview of pesticide residues found in food in ...
Right to water is a European citizens initiative launched to ensure that water remains a public service and a public good.
Food Facility
With more than € 500 million already disbursed and 97 % of funds committed after only one year and a half from its adoption, the € 1 billion EU Food Facility ...
Commission publishes the new EU Organic Logo
The European Commission has published the new logo for organic products in the Official Journal of the European Union. It will become obligatory from 1 July ...
The European Partnership on Pig Castration has been formed to develop methods to phase out the surgical castration of pigs by 2018, and to make sure that costs ...
Could this be the beer of the future? 100 environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law
A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with good quality water. But imagine a world where your favourite beer looked, smelt and tasted like ...
Governments and citizens reject GMOs, Commission must follow - Greenpeace
Today, national government representatives failed to support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe: two new ...
Created in 1979, RASFF - the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - enables information to be shared efficiently between its members (EU-28 national food ...
EU healthy eating scheme for schools under way
A new EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for healthy eating was in place from 1 August, ready to be implemented across the European Union as of the ...
Court of Auditors to probe EU animal welfare measures
The European Court of Auditors has announced it is to examine whether the European Commission and the EU Member States have made effective contributions to the ...
The European Commission launched on 13 March a Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality, operated by the Joint Research Centre. The Knowledge Centre, a ...
Value of production of agricultural products and foodstuffs, wines, aromatised wines and spirits protected by a geographical indication (GI)
This study, financed by the European Commission, was carried out by AND International. The conclusions, recommendations and opinions presented in this report ...
EU policies on the cultivation and imports of GMOs
On the 26th September 2013, the General Court of the European Union delivered a ruling finding that the Commission failed to act on a GMO cultivation request ...
Testbiotech reveals conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority EFSA
A report presented today by Testbiotech in a media conference in Munich, reveals severe conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority EFSA.
Call for proposals SANCO D5/10753/2010 of EUR 3.800.000 with a view to obtaining a grant for a preparatory action on control posts. The call has been awarded ...
Report documents growing importance of the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
The European Union's system for quick exchange of information on risks linked to food and feed - an invaluable tool especially at times of crisis - has further ...
New research reveals Commission still puts big business in charge of key advisory groups, despite promising reform to MEPs
Should speculators be given privileged access to dominate advice on financial regulation, beverage companies on alcohol policy, or fossil fuel companies on ...
Biological hazards include bacteria, viruses, parasites, prions, biotoxins. Some of these hazards have posed serious risks to public health, such as ...
Around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros (FUSIONS, 2016). Wasting food is not only ...
Food waste in the EU - factsheet
Around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU – around 20 per cent of all food produced, with associated costs estimated at EUR 143 billion. ...
Cumulative risk of pesticides - EU food agency consultation - Q&A
EFSA is carrying out a public consultation on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food.
Food safety transparency: breakthrough vote in EU Parliament
Reacting to today's European Parliaments plenary vote on the reform proposal for the General Food Law, Corporate Europe Observatory's agribusiness researcher ...
Testbiotech: no choice for consumers on meat from cloned animals
A non-public EU Commission paper confirms that food from offsprings of cloned animals are already on the European market.
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 473
Sustainable fishing - Just Transition - Coal Regions - energy storage - chemicals strategy for sustainability - EU long-term recovery budget

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