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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 […]


MEPs urged to repel CAP amendments on denominations of plant-based products

On 28 August 2020, SAFE and 34 other organizations urged Members of the European Parliament in a letter to oppose several amendments forcing the use of terms such as “steak”, “sausage”, “escalope”, “burger” or “hamburger” exclusively for products of animal origin. The adoption of such amendments would mean that it is not possible to use […]


MEPs support the French ban on food additive E171

On 17 December 2019, a cross-party coalition of 34 MEPs sent a letter to Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides to ask for an extension of the French ban on E171 to the reste of the EU. Read more about this here: Articles from EUobserver, Agence Europe (full article here), Agrifoodtoday.it and IEG Policy. […]


CAPNGO’s Open letter to AGRI Committee MEPs concerning CAP proposals

On 20th March, the CAPNGO Working Group, gathering around fifteen NGOs to advocate for better proposals for the next Common Agricultural Policy, sent an open letter to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) ahead of the votes on the CAP Reform on the 2nd & 8th April 2019. As […]


EU Parliament backs microplastic bans to tackle plastic pollution

On July 10, the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee voted to strengthen the Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy. MEPs called for a number of measures that go beyond the Commission’s original proposals, including a ban on microplastics in some products by 2020. Read more here.


Far From Transparency

Last February 21st, the European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs approved an amendment proposed by Italian MEPs Fulvio Martusciello and Alberto Cirio. The amendment requires food companies to specify in advertising or on labels only substances and ingredients present in the product, thus forbidding to indicate the absence of ingredients and substances not […]


Six member states call for glyphosate alternatives, exit plan

Six member states that opposed the re-authorisation glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, sent a letter to the European Commission last month asking the EU executive to conduct a study and look into alternatives to the controversial substance. Read the full article on Euractiv here.