Floriana Cimmarusti

European Parliament: Trade committee debate on new recommendations for TTIP talks

The Parliament must use its influence on framing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) rules to ensure that they serve all EU citizens, not just a few economic players and must therefore insist that the talks are more democratic and more transparent, said trade committee chair, Bernd Lange (S&D, DE), on 21 January 2015. […]

Food safety MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs on 21 January 2015. They call on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in late […]

HEAL: ‘Endocrine disruptors are one of the biggest public health threats of this century’

Although hormone-disrupting chemicals are recognised as a global public health threat by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Commission’s public consultation on the matter, which closed on 16 January 2015, is only meant to delay action and regulation, argues Génon K. Jensen, director of the not-for-profit organisation Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL). Read the full […]

Waste Legislative package (COD) – Exchange of views & Public Hearing

An exchange of views with the European Commission, represented by Director General Mr Karl Falkenberg, on the review of six waste directives (Waste Framework, Packaging & Packing Waste, Landfill, Batteries & Accumulators Waste, End-of-lifeVehicle, Waste Electric & Electronic Waste), followed by a public hearing on the same topic will take place on Thursday 22 January […]

New EU labelling information for consumers: good or bad news?

Several new labelling rules are included in the EU Regulation on Food Information to consumers and are made mandatory as of 13 December 2014. SAFE welcomes the new labelling information for consumers, but unfortunately those new rules will not provide all the information which EU citizens need to receive before buying food products. So, is it […]

EU project to encourage debate on sustainable diets

LiveWell for LIFE is a project funded through the EU’s LIFE Programme for the Environment and will be implemented over three years (2011-2014) by WWF (WWF-UK, WWF European Policy Office ) and Friends of Europe. LiveWell for LIFE plays a role in the European sustainable diets debate. The project looks at health, nutrition, carbon and affordability […]

Meeting on the outcome of the public consultation on “Acrylamide in Food”

When: 10 December 2014 Where: Brussels More: Here In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency, on 1 July 2014 EFSA launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on acrylamide in food developed by the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM). This is the first full risk assessment of […]

Threshold of Toxicological Concern – EFSA meets stakeholders

When: 2 December 2014 Where: Brussels More: Here The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have embarked on a project to review the science underlying the concept of the Threshold of Toxicological Concern  (TTC). EFSA and WHO will convene a stakeholder event on 2 December 2014 to provide an opportunity […]