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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 okays AB InBev-SABMiller deal, on conditions
Brussels gave AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, the green light Tuesday for a proposed acquisition of SABMiller, the second largest brewer -- so long as it ...
You can search by country, product type, registered name and name applied for, and by: protected designations of origin (PDOs); protected geographical ...
Novel food
Novel foods are foods and food ingredients that have not been used for human consumption to a significant degree within the Community before 15 May 1997. ...
Drinks industry asked to come up with alcohol labelling proposal
The European Commission has given the alcoholic drinks industry a year to develop a self-regulatory proposal that will provide information on ingredients and ...
The EU School Milk Scheme is intended to encourage consumption among children of healthy dairy products containing important vitamins and minerals. The scheme ...
EFSA confirms pesticides danger to bees
Three widely used neonicotinoid pesticides are a danger to bees, according to a report released on 28 February by the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.
Misleading food claims: 9 years and counting for EU to act
It’s already 9 years that BEUC and its member organisations began calling for nutrient profiles to be adopted. These tools would help slash the number of ...
Commission tables update to rules on excise duties
An update of rules governing excise duty on alcohol within the EU, proposed Friday by the Commission, would reduce costs for small alcohol-producing businesses ...
The European Commission proposed on 28 May to reshape the rules governing excise duty on alcohol within the EU, paving the way for a better business ...
Brussels sets out quotas for Atlantic, North Sea fishing
Ahead of a 16-17 December Fisheries Council meeting, the European Commission on Thursday adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks ...
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