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In the European Union, rules are put in place on the labelling of foodstuffs to enable European consumers to get comprehensive information on the contents and ...
Considering the constant increase of Quality Assurance and Certification schemes, the European Parliament has requested the European Commission to analyse the ...
The EU integrated approach to food safety aims to assure a high level of food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health within the European Union ...
Food Safety in the European Union
Consumer confidence in the safety of food products has sometimes been shaken in recent years by the cumulative impacts of food-related health crises. ...
Better Training for Safer Food is a European Union initiative aimed at organising EU training for national control authorities who are responsible for ...
EU legislation covering genetically modified (GM) Food & Feed.
Health and Nutrition Claims: Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers about the EU Regulation on Health and Nutrition Claims.
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to assess any new scientific evidence that emerged since the last risk assessment ...
European Commission Decisions authorising the placing on the market of novel food.
Safe Novel Foods in the EU
The European Commission on 14 January 2008 adopted a proposal to revise the Novel Foods Regulation with a view to improving the access of new and innovative ...
White Paper from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on 'A ...
Three EU schemes known as PDO (protected designation of origin), PGI (protected geographical indication) and TSG (traditional speciality guaranteed) promote ...
New rules on pesticide residues to make EU food safer
A new regulation revising and simplifying the rules pertaining to pesticide residues enters into force on 1 September 2008.
EFSA’s FEEDAP Panel has just published an opinion on the safety of ractopamine, a growth promoter used in animal feed in some countries outside the EU. ...
2007 RASFF annual report - briefing
In 2007 there was a record number of notifications sent to the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) –7,354 altogether– indicating that this tool ...
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) - briefing
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) - an important tool in the EU efforts to ensure food safety - turns 30 this year. The European Commission says ...
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) provides food and feed control authorities with an effective tool for exchanging information on measures taken ...
Better Training for Safer Food annual report
The Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of the European Commission manages the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. This report ...
EU School Fruit Scheme - briefing
The European Union's Agriculture Council on 19 November reached political agreement on a European Commission proposal for a European Union-wide scheme to ...
In 2004, the market of several soft fruits and other red fruits intended for processing was in a situation of crisis with low producer prices. In the context ...
In 1992, the European Union created systems known as PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) and TSG (Traditional ...
Food & Drink in the EU
Latest news on food policies in the European Union.
EU quest for food security begins with research
The Scientific Advisory Board for the new EU Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change held its maiden meeting in ...
In order to provide a rapid EU response to soaring food prices in developing countries, a Regulation establishing a 'Food Facility' was adopted by the ...
Food Industry 1 – 0 Consumers
MEPs caved into pressure from the food industry today when plans to introduce a colour coding system for food labelling were rejected by almost 400 MEPs.
Is your milk chocolate the genuine article?
Milk chocolate is a favourite in the holiday season, and thanks to a new measurement method developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), ...
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2015 annual report
The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 2015 annual report, published today, demonstrates the increased efficiency with which RASFF exchanges ...
Final review of the Séralini et al. (2012a) publication on a 2-year rodent feeding study with glyphosate formulations and GM maize NK603 as published online on 19 September 2012 in Food and Chemical Toxicology
Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Séralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards and there is no need to ...
Avian influenza or bird flu is a highly contagious viral disease which primarily affects birds. The European Commission has stepped up preventive measures ...
EU Food Law: Protecting Consumers and Health in a Common Market (Modern Studies in European Law)
This is the first comprehensive analysis of the European Union law of food regulation. It details the way in which EU law impacts upon the production and sale ...
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EUbusiness Week no. 851
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