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SAFE welcomes MEPs’ decision to object new EC specifications for E171

SAFE welcomes the positive outcome of the vote which occurred yesterday evening and hope that this democratic decision will encourage the Commission to promote a complete removal of titanium dioxide nanoparticles from our food products.  On Monday 7 September 2020, a majority of MEPs of the ENVI Committee voted in favour of an objection against […]


EU NGOs suggest ways to promote nutrition in the CAP

On Thursday 3 September 2020, 6 European NGOs (including SAFE and EPHA, ECL, EHN, EMSA and EONS) sent an open joint letter to Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, suggesting 3 ways to havr the current Common Agricultural Policy pave the way towards more sustainable consumption and production of food. With this letter we recommend… Adding a […]


F2F Strategy: NGOs urge the EC to halve per capita Food Waste at Farm level

Back in May 2020, we welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally-friendly food system.  In this regard, SAFE and 9 NGOs (BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, the Ecologic Institute, the European Community of Consumer Cooperatives, the European Environmental Bureau, FeedBack, Health Care Without Harm […]


New EFSA opinion on welfare hazards in pig slaughters

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on 17 June in the context of a series of updated assessments on animal welfare at slaughter requested by the European Commission. In light of the recently published Farm to Fork Strategy, EFSA proposed measures to address the welfare hazards most commonly associated with the […]


The European Commission unveils its Farm to Fork Strategy

On 20 May at 12.00 CET, the European Commission unveiled its long-awaited Farm to Fork Strategy, along with other communications including a report on front-of-pack nutrition labelling and the EU Biodiversity Strategy. This communication is published after months of debates around the EU Green Deal led by EC President von der Leyen and provides an […]


EC proposes market measures to assist meat & dairy sectors

Amidst the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission today proposed granting private storage aid for dairy and meat sectors in a so-called effort to help farmers hit by the crisis. the EC also proposed exceptional derogations from EU competition rules in the milk, flower and potatoes sectors, adding that such arrangements will be valid for up […]


CSOs urges the Commission not to postpone the Farm to Fork strategy

The Coronavirus (COVID19) crisis significantly highlights the important and urgent need for a Common Food Policy that is forward-looking, precautionary, resilient, social- and health-oriented, with an ambitious EU Fram to Fork Strategy. Today SAFE and 38 Civil Society Organisations called on Commissioners Timmermans, Kyriakides, Sinkevičius and Wojciechowski not to postpone the publication of this strategy, […]


European civil society groups urge EU Commissioner to ban E171 in food

On 5 Dec 2019, European civil society groups have sent a joint letter to Ms. Stella Kyriakides – European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety on the issue of the white colourant E171 (titanium dioxide in food). With this letter, SAFE together with 7 other NGOs strongly urge Ms. Stella Kyriakides, in her lead role […]


E171: consumers must be put first

SAFE and other CSOs recently published a press release to urge the European Commission and national expert representatives to uphold the French ban on food colourant E171 (Titanium Dioxide, TiO2). On 23 September, another article from Euractiv recalls that important lobbying activities have been conducted by titanium dioxide manufacturers on this issue. The article also […]