Endocrine disruptors’ link to infertility confirmed
11 Apr 2016
More and more women are finding it difficult to get pregnant, with mounting evidence suggesting chemicals used in plasticisers and pesticides are responsible. The consequences are ...
EFSA: Food contact materials – building on scientific developments
28 Jan 2016
EFSA’s experts recommend refining the safety assessment of substances used in food contact materials, including the introduction of a more comprehensive approach to estimate cons...
GMO imports: MEPs object to draft law allowing national bans, call for plan B
16 Jul 2015
A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was strongly opposed by MEPs from all political g...
Standards to better inform about food security decisions
20 May 2015
In the context of Expo Milano 2015, on 20 May 2015, the JRC and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development host participating...
Regulators urged to promote trust in Europe’s food chain
11 May 2015
As the agricultural sector faces mounting pressure to raise production, consumer trust in the safety of the food supply chain has been eroding, a European Commission official warne...
Officials accuse Timmermans of delaying EU health, food safety rules
22 Apr 2015
A growing number of officials in the European Commission’s health unit are complaining that health and food safety legislation is being delayed due to slow decision-making fr...
EFSA: Over 97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits
12 Mar 2015
More than 97% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) contain pesticide residue levels that fall within legal limits, with just under 55% of samples ...
Food safety MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods
21 Jan 2015
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 Healt...