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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 ...
EU pesticide review programme
The European Commission made today an important step forward in its efforts to ensure improved protection of human health and the environment, as it completed ...
Eurobarometers - surveys of European public opinion - about EU Public Health issues.
The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), established in 2005, is an EU agency with the aim of strengthening Europe's defences against ...
Preparing against a pandemic in the EU
A report prepared for the European Commission by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and published today, concludes that the EU and ...
Initiatives on nutrition and obesity in the European Union
EU initiatives to promote physical exercise - questions & answers
The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are launching a joint TV advertising campaign that aims to encourage European ...
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of diseases occurring in man and animals and are characterised by a degeneration of brain ...
U.S. lifts ban on imports of French beef
The United States has lifted a ban on imports of beef from France, representing another step on the reopening of a market which has been closed since the 1990s ...
Public procurement of food for health: technical report on the school setting
The purpose of this document is to support EU Member States in translating their national school food standards related to health and nutrition into food ...
EU must cut litter without undermining growth, jobs and health
Next week the EU institutions aim to approve a proposal for a Directive to reduce the impact of certain plastics products on the environment. Surprisingly, ...
EU plastics law will put thousands out of work
The business of serving food and drinks in the EU is worth about €450 billion today, about 5% of EU GDP, and growing 5% annually.
France's agri-food industry continues to shine with R&D and innovations
Agri-food is France's largest industrial sector with 61,000 businesses, 570,000 personnel and annual revenues of EUR 185 billion. However, the industry is not ...
What future for our food system? - EU consults
The European Commission has put out a consultation asking for opinions about the European food production and consumption system. With some 89 million tons of ...
New guidelines to cut EU food waste
Guidelines to lifting barriers to food donation in the EU, just published by the Commission, clarify relevant EU legislation and are seen as a key deliverable ...
EU-China agree deal on Geographical Indications
The EU and China signed a landmark agreement to recognise each other's protected regional products Wednesday, protecting 100 European GIs in China and 100 ...
The European Commission set up a High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain composed mainly of representatives of selected Member States, of ...
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