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44 pct food has some pesticide residues, not harmful: EU report
Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show.
EU must make consumers' chicken safe without chemicals
Chicken sold in Europe in the future could be dipped in chemicals to wash bacteria away, according to a European Commission proposal BEUC strongly disapproves ...
Special report no 04/2019: The control system for organic products has improved, but some challenges remain
Since 1991, the EU has had a control system governing the production, processing, distribution and import of organic products. It aims to give consumers the ...
This European Commission website contains links to EU Member States' websites on sustainable use of pesticides, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM) , ...
Euro-MPs call for food price transparency
New legislation is needed to ensure fair returns to farmers and transparent prices to consumers, by enforcing fair competition throughout the food supply ...
EU agrees new rules for spirit drinks
EU institutions reached a political agreement Tuesday on new rules for the production and labelling of spirit drinks and for the registration and protection of ...
European test results on horse DNA and Phenylbutazone
Coordinated EU-wide testing for horse meat DNA and phenylbutazone, requested, and co-financed, by the European Commission in the wake of the horse meat ...
More consumer friendly labelling for European foods - guide
On 22 June 2011, EU Member States confirmed the compromise that was hammered out by the Hungarian Presidency with the European Parliament (EP), on the way food ...
EU Novel Food regulation applies from 1 January
Significant improvements and changes to the novel food authorisation procedure are promised from the European Union's new Regulation on Novel Food which is ...
Safer drinking water for Europeans
Revised European legislation proposed by the European Commission will improve the quality of drinking water and access to it as well as provide better ...
Tobacco track and trace system
A new EU-wide track and trace system adopted on 15 December 2017 is designed to ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique ...
Appetite to know: Europeans want food origin labelling
The origin is one of the key criteria for consumers when buying food. These are the results of a survey on origin labelling presented today in Brussels by The ...
MEPs urge fight against spread of fake honey
The EU must step up support for beekeepers, ban harmful pesticides, invest more in developing safe bee drugs and clamp down on imports of fake honey, MEPs on ...
Hidden impacts of Europe's appetite for land
Europe must urgently tackle its over-use of the world’s land, finds a new report from Friends of the Earth Europe, released today.
Council Directive 1999/74/EC, adopted in 1999, distinguishes three types of rearing systems for laying hens: enriched cages where laying hens have at least 750 ...
Call for an immediate moratorium of patents on plants and animals - International appeal to the President of the European Patent Office, Antonio Campinos
No Patents on Seeds! together with more than 40 other organisations today published an international appeal to the president of the European Patent Office ...
Scientific Opinion on the risk posed by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and other pathogenic bacteria in seeds and sprouted seeds
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the public health risk of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC)[1] and other pathogenic ...
EU proposes rules for fishery imports from Greenland
The European Commission proposes rules for imports of fishery products from Greenland into the EU. These rules will affect fish, fishery products as well as ...
Greenpeace report calls for halving of meat and dairy production to protect climate, nature and health
Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris climate agreement on track, ...
MEPs keep alive greener farming
Members of the European Parliament today voted to continue the process of 'greening' European agriculture. However the changes don't go far enough, says ...
List of permitted Health Claims for use on Food - guide
In a meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, EU Member States supported the European Commission's draft Regulation to adopt a ...
Supervision of organic imports needs to be improved: EU auditors
While the control system for organic products in the EU has improved in recent years, action is needed on the supervision of imports as well as on product ...
EU food agency consults on cumulative risk of pesticides
The European Food Safety Authority, the EU's food agency, opened a public consultation Tuesday on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by ...
The European Commission Has Failed in its Fight against Food Waste
Every year The European Union invests hundreds of millions of euros in development aid, fight against hunger and fight for fair trade practices all over the ...
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - guide
In 2009 the number of notifications in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) reached a total of nearly 8000, a 12% increase compared to 2008 and an ...
Commission proposals on animal cloning and novel food
The European Commission has today adopted three draft laws on animal cloning and on novel food which will provide legal certainty in this field. Two proposals ...
EC consults on protection of geographical indications for non-agricultural products
The European Commission launched on 15 July a Green Paper consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection to non-agricultural ...
Retailers and wholesalers commend Commission action on AB InBev
Speaking today about the agreed resolution of the Commission's investigation of AB InBev's actions in hampering cross-border sales of beer, EuroCommerce ...
MEPs propose to improve EU approval procedure for pesticides
The EU Parliament put forward plans Wednesday to make the EU approval procedure of pesticides more transparent and accountable, including granting the public ...
EU Parliament votes for more transparency of food safety studies
In a plenary vote today, the European Parliament endorsed the deal agreed with Member States on a proposal to end secrecy around scientific studies on food ...
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