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2004

21-01-2004New measures to stop imports of chilli and chilli products with carcinogenic red dye

2003

03-12-2003Byrne welcomes Council adoption of new uses of food additives and improved rules for flavourings
17-11-2003Commission proposes amendment to EU law on materials which come into contact with food
15-10-2003EU complies with WTO ruling on Hormone beef and calls on USA and Canada to lift trade sanctions
10-10-2003Safety of smoke flavourings: Commissioner Byrne welcomes Council adoption of new Regulation
12-08-2003Commission acts to limit levels of the mycotoxin
04-07-2003Aflatoxins: Commission imposes special conditions for import of Brazil nuts in shell from Brazil
19-05-2003Commissioner Byrne pleased with Council political agreement on sweeteners

2002

16-12-2002Commissioner David Byrne welcomes Council support for legislation banning hormones as growth promoters
29-11-2002Commission proposes new uses of food additives and improved rules for flavourings
20-11-2002Green light for the import of more products of animal origin from China
20-09-2002Results of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health - Antibiotic Residues
24-07-2002Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination
18-07-2002Food: Commission proposes EU-wide safety assessment and authorisation of smoke flavourings
16-07-2002Result of the Standing Committee on the Food chain on MPA-contamination
28-06-2002Limits on presence of dioxin in food and feed enter into force on 1 July
08-05-2002Green light for import of certain products of animal origin from China
23-04-2002Growth promoting hormones pose health risk to consumers, confirms EU Scientific Committee
10-04-2002Food Chain Committee Discussion on MPA-hormones in feed and food products
20-02-2002Hormone free beef from the USA: Additional testing requirements lifted
25-01-2002EU Standing Veterinary Committee agrees on suspension of imports of products of animal origin from China

2001

29-11-2001Dioxin in Food – Byrne welcomes adoption by Council of dioxin limits in food
27-11-2001Dioxin in Feed - Byrne welcomes adoption by Council of dioxin limits in feed
25-10-2001The Commission adopts strategy to reduce dioxins and PCBs in environment, feed and food
28-09-2001Hormones in Bovine Meat: Background and History of WTO Dispute
20-07-2001Fact Sheet on "dioxin in feed and food"
20-07-2001Commission proposes strategy to reduce dioxin in food and feed

2000

24-11-2000The Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition on dioxins in feed, has on 6 November 2000 adopted an opinion on dioxins in feed of 24 November 2000
24-05-2000Commission proposes revised legislation banning hormones as growth promoters

1999

05-05-1999Hormones first Commission debate
03-05-1999Growth Hormones in Meat Pose Risk to Consumers - Different Levels of Evidence
03-05-1999Growth Hormones in Meat Pose Risk to Consumers - Different Levels of Evidence

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