Following controversies surrounding the authorisation and renewal of certain sensitive products, such as active substances in plant protection products (glyphosate, neonicotinoids) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the European Commission proposed to revise the transparency rules in these policy areas. The European Parliament is expected to vote during its December plenary session on the report of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee, and on a mandate to start interinstitutional negotiations.
A study commissioned by the EP PETI Committee.
Update – the voting sheet is available
A new EU-wide test by consumer organisations has highlighted that consumers – especially the youngest – must be better protected from cancer-causing acrylamide in their food. To do so, BEUC calls on the European Commission to lower the current indicative benchmarks1 for this contaminant and make them binding on food producers.
Today, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain.