No more dirty secrets in the authorisation procedure for pesticides, GMOs, food additives and novel food!
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.
EFSA has set a new deadline for completion of two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. The assessments were originally scheduled for publication by the end of this year but have been moved back following feedback from stakeholders.
The Smart Specialisation Platform, managed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commisison, organises in cooperation with the Basque Country the S3 Thematic Platform Days in Bilbao, Spain. This two-day event will bring together partners from the three thematic platforms: agri-food, energy, and industrial modernisation.
By Commissioner Andriukaitis.
JRC scientists have compiled a report with estimates of the sugars content of several food and drink categories in 2015. It provides a baseline to assist with the monitoring of progress on food product reformulation. This supports the EU target to reduce added sugars by a minimum of 10% by 2020.