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Transboundary movement of genetically modified organisms
This EU Regulation aims to implement the provisions of the Cartagena Protocol on preventing biotechnological risks. The aim of the Protocol is to ensure an ...
The EU - Pesticides database is the reference database for EU Member States about the pesticide residues, active substances and products and their values.
EU Commission policies on GMOs
The European Commission presented on 22 April the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms ...
Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed (RASFF)
Launched nearly four decades ago, in 1979, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is primarily an IT tool designed to swiftly exchange information ...
Brussels aims for price transparency in food chain
After bans on unfair trading practices and better producer cooperation, the EU Commission made proposals Wednesday for greater transparency in the way prices ...
Study maps EU school food policies
The Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published the first comprehensive report on school food policies in Europe, as ...
Organic Wine rules - guide
New EU rules for “organic wine” have been agreed in the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF), and will be published in the Official Journal in the ...
Green Paper on promoting the tastes of Europe
The European Commission has today launched a debate on the future of promotion and information schemes for EU agricultural products. With the publication of a ...
Food Information to Consumers - new labelling rules
New EU food labelling rules come into force on 13 December to ensure that consumers receive clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on food ...
Allergy sufferers and fussy eaters to benefit from clearer food labelling from this weekend
The provision of food information to consumers takes a major step forward in the EU this weekend, with a new mandatory food labelling system heading for ...
97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits
More than 97% of all samples analysed as part of the latest Europe-wide monitoring programme of pesticides in foods contain residue levels that fall within ...
MEPs move to ban use of phosphates in kebabs
The European Parliament could veto a Commission proposal to allow phosphates in kebab meat, following serious concerns over a potential link between phosphates ...
Labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs
Pre-packaged foodstuffs must comply with compulsory harmonised EU standards on labelling and advertising. The details that must appear on packaging include the ...
MEPs set out plan to save Europe's bees
The EU needs a long-term strategy to rebuild the bee population, the EU Parliament said Thursday calling for more investment in protecting bee health, fighting ...
Time to stop the cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810
As several documents from Monsanto, the EU Commission and European Food Safety Authority EFSA show, cultivation of genetically engineered maize MON810 does not ...
EU-US trade deal threatens food safety
The trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU threatens public health, consumer rights and animal welfare standards, shows new analysis today by ...
Commission supports EU states against substandard food
The EU Commission issued a set of guidelines Tuesday to help Member States determine whether a company is breaking EU laws when selling food products of dual ...
EU moves to allay public concern over food safety studies
The EU Parliament and the Council reached provisional agreement Monday night on draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more ...
Tracing seeds, in particular fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds, in relation to the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O104:H4 2011 Outbreaks in Germany and France
The EFSA Task Force established to coordinate investigations to track down the possible source of the French and German outbreaks of E. coli O104:H4 has ...
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 ...
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