Contaminated meat scandal exposes Germany’s food safety flaws

By |oktober 15th, 2019|Agrifood, consumer protection, Essen, European Food Safety Authority, foodstuffs, Foodwatch, Germany, meat production, News, Nutrition and health|

Three people died because bacteria-contaminated food from a meat producer was sold on the European market. Although the authorities knew about the bacterial discovery, the company was only closed after two weeks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Europe’s food safety system ‘overstretched’, auditors say

By |januar 15th, 2019|EFSA, European Food Safety Agency, European Food Safety Authority, Food safety, News|

The European Union’s food safety system is respected across the globe but it’s now “overstretched”, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report published on Tuesday (15 January), urging policymakers to bolster implementation capacity.

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EU agriculture ministers to decide on EFSA’s budget, sources say

By |oktober 31st, 2018|agriculture and food law, EFSA, EU General Food Law, European Food Safety Authority, food law, News|

The exact amount of money that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will receive under the new food transparency rules will be decided at the level of agriculture ministers, sources close to the issue told EURACTIV.com.

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EFSA re-confirms toxicity of organic pesticide, exposes PEST Committee boss

By |september 26th, 2018|copper, EFSA, European Food Safety Authority, News, pesticide use|

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released fresh data, which re-confirm the toxicity of copper compounds, pesticides that are used in organic farming.

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Business confidentiality: The ‘hot potato’ of new EU transparency rules on food

By |september 24th, 2018|EFSA, European Food Safety Authority, Greenpeace, News|

EU stakeholders are playing ping-pong with the body that will be responsible for deciding whether or not to break business confidentiality and make industry studies public, in line with the terms of the new transparency rules on food safety. EURACTIV.c...

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EFSA boss: Our advice should not be misused for short-term political interests

By |september 17th, 2018|Bernhard Url, EFSA, European Food Safety Authority, Food safety, glyphosate, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide|

The selective approach of some campaign groups regarding the credibility of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) results in a “general erosion of trust” in the bodies designed to protect public health, EFSA director Bernhard Url told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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EFSA boss: EU food law overhaul ‘a big step towards transparency’

By |april 25th, 2018|EFSA, European Food Safety Authority, glyphosate, IARC, News, Pesticides|

The European Commission has learned its lesson from the glyphosate controversy and is coming forward with “bold proposals” on transparency, says Bernhard Url. The raw data of all industry-funded studies related to pesticides will be made publicly available under Commission plans, he told EURACTIV in an interview.

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Safety first: Food packers shun recycled plastics, for now

By |april 9th, 2018|European Food Safety Authority, News, Plastic recycling, Plastics Strategy, Waste and recycling|

Tetra Pak, the iconic Swedish maker of beverage cartons, is currently staying away from using recycled plastics in the inside lining of its packages – the most sensitive bit that comes in contact with drinks.

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Time to move fish welfare from principle to practice

By |november 28th, 2017|animal welfare, aquaculture, Eurogroup for Animals, European Food Safety Authority, farmed fish, News|

The unseen life of farmed fish has given them low visibility in civil society, in policy circles, and in the animal welfare movement, despite scientific consensus that fish are sentient, and suffer pain, fear, and stress. Now is time to act, writes Dou...

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Pesticide residues detected in almost all European foods

By |april 18th, 2017|European Food Safety Authority, News|

More than 97% of European food products contain pesticide residues, according to analyses carried out by the EU’s national authorities. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

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