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Food & Feed Safety - Publications

 Animal Nutrition

Report within the framework of Scientific Cooperation was published on 17 November 2000. pdf

 Labelling & Nutrition

In 1997 general guidelines for implementing the principle of Quantitative Ingredients Declaration (QUID) were introduced. Labels are to indicate the quantity of certain ingredients expressed as a percentage of the final product. The Guidelines pdf were revised in December 1998.


Life Sciences and Biotechnology - Strategy for Europe . pdf Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European partliament, The Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, 2002. printable 52 page colour document. pdf

Life Sciences and Biotechnology - Towards a Strategic Vision, 2001 pdf

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Life Sciences and Biotechnology - A Strategy for Europe, 2002 de fr pdf

The right to know about Genetically Modified Food by David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, 25 July 2001. es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv pdf

 Chemical Safety

Report from the Commission on Dietary Food Additive Intake in the European Union, 01 October 2001. pdf

The following documents were prepared in order to explain specific aspects in legislation on Food Contact Materials:

The Practical Guide provides explanations and examples of EU Directives; pdf

The Note for Guidance provides guidance on the procedure to petition for the evaluation and authorisation of a substance, the guidelines of the Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) and advice on the application of SCF guidelines;pdf

The Synoptic document lists all the substances used for the manufacture of plastic materials which have been notified to the European Commission and which have been evaluated or are currently being evaluated by the SCF. It includes the SCF evaluations and the legal status of these substances at EU level.. pdf

The List of abbreviations and explanations lists definitions of terms used in the various documents;. pdf

EU and National laws is a list of the EU and national legislation related to food contact materials.pdf

Additional information may also be found by contacting the following institutions:

Addresses of European and National Authorities. pdf

Addresses of European Professional Organisations. pdf

 Biological Safety

Annual Report from the Commission on food irradiation for the year 2002 es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv pdf

Report from the Commission on food irradiation for the period September 2000 to December 2001 es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv pdf

List of CRLs for chemical residues. pdf

Work Programmes for Community Reference Laboratories for residues for 2003.pdf

Work Programmes (July 2002 - December 2002). pdf

Work Programmes (July 2001 - June 2002). pdf

Joint annual report of the European Union Community Reference Laboratories for residues. European Commission contract period: July 2000-June 2001. pdf


Report pdf on the monitoring and testing of ruminants for the presence of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) in 2002, July 2003.

Report pdf on the monitoring and testing of bovine animals for the presence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in 2001, June 2002.

The European Union and Food Security: Lessons from the BSE crisis, Brussels, 30 November – 1 December 1998

Lessons from BSE Crisis pdf

Part 2 : Verbatim pdf

Part 3 : List of Participants pdf

Second bi-annual BSE follow-up report, 18 November 1998.

Vademecum de l'Encephalopathie Spongiforme Bovine (BSE) - 3rd Edition, 16 October 1998.

Special Report to the European Parliament Concerning Recommendations on BSE, 16 March 1998.

Final Consolidated Report, to the Temporary Committee of the European Parliament on the follow-up of recommendations on BSE, 2 March 1998.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Guide - 2nd Edition, 29 October 1996.

Report on BSE (n. 14/2001) from the Court of Auditors. pdf

Intercomparison study for the determination of processed animal proteins including meat and bone meal in animal feed. pdf

Effective Feed Ban: Guidance note for third countries, 18 July 2001. es de fr pdf

Use of processed animal proteins in animal feed es de fr it nl pdf


Reports on the Co-ordinated Programmes for the Official Control on Foodstuffs (reports from 1994 to 1997)

An evaluation of a positive list of authorised feed materials at Community level, produced by B. R. Cotrill and G. Tran (ADAS Consulting Ltd).

This report was produced by B.R. Cottrill and G. Tran for DG Health & Consumer Protection and represents the views of the contractors or authors. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the Commission's or DG Health & Consumer Protection's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this report, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof. pdf

Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

Annual Report 2002. pdf

Leaflet explaining the function of RASFF is downloadable. pdf

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