UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed – Section: “Novel Food and Toxicological safety of the food chain” (27 June 2019)

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Press Release: Endocrine disrupting properties to be added for four phthalates in the Authorisation List

ECHA has submitted a recommendation to the European Commission to amend Authorisation List (Annex XIV of REACH) entries by adding the endocrine disrupting properties of four phthalates. Once the Commission decides on the amendment, some previously exempted uses will require authorisation.

UPDATE – Agenda: Economic And Financial Affairs Council (9 July 2019)

Update – the Main Results are now available.

Agenda items include a debate on the state of play on own resources, an exchange of views on the presentation of the Presidency Work Programme, adoption of the Council Recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank, adoption of the Country-Specific Recommendations for the European Semester, and information from the Netherlands delegation on aviation taxation and carbon pricing.

UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (9 April 2019)

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Own Resources and potential new sources of revenue

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9238 INEOS / ASHLAND GLOBAL (COMPOSITES BUSINESS AND BUTANEDIOL MANUFACTURING FACILITY)

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Agenda: Committee of the Regions Plenary Session (26 June 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (18 June 2019)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/988 of 17 June 2019 correcting the French language version of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

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Written Answer to a Question: Presence of Bisphenol A in paper and cardboard food containers

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Press Release: Transparency and sustainability of EU scientific assessment of food safety: General Food Law adopted

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Official Journal (L Series): Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (12 June 2019)

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Press Release: Europeans on today’s food issues: new EU-wide survey comes out on first World Food Safety Day

Two in 5 Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only 1 in 5 say it is their main concern when choosing food. For most Europeans it is one of several factors – together with price, taste, nutrition and food origin – that influence their eating habits and food choices.

Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Riksdag (SE)

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Event: Annual Petcore Europe Conference (Brussels, 5 & 6 February 2020)

Building up on the success of 2019 with more than 275 visitors, Petcore Europe is happy to invite to its 2020 conference over two days in a spacious venue in the heart of Brussels.

The first day is dedicated to the perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain and EU legislation followed by a networking drink and dinner. The second day focuses on the latest challenges, trends and solutions in collection, sorting & recycling as well as circularity & sustainability issues.

Press Release: Addressing the challenges of sustainable food retail

Plastic is the ubiquitous material of our age and has become indispensable in food packaging. Plastic has changed our lives for the better, but it is not disposable. Today, plastic threatens the oceans — microplastics are being identified throughout marine animals — and after decades of intensive use plastic has started changing the world’s environment – for the worse.

‘I/A’ Item Note: Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Regulation No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

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Roadmap: Food safety – heavy metals in ceramic, glass and enameled table and kitchenware

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (21 May 2019)

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UPDATED – Press Release: Council adopts ban on single-use plastics

Updated: The voting results are now available.

The EU is cracking down on plastic pollution. The Council today adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.

The formal adoption of the new rules by the Council today is the final step in the procedure.

Press Release: Circular Economy: Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter

The Council of the EU today adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.

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