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#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

| February 11, 2019

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on the Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance reached by the European Parliament and Council.  This Regulation will strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to improve checks on products on the EU market and remove unsafe and illegal products. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: “Whether it is […]

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Safe products in the #SingleMarket: Commission acts to reinforce trust

Safe products in the #SingleMarket: Commission acts to reinforce trust

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission is tabling two legislative proposals to make it easier for companies, especially SMEs, to sell their products across Europe, and to strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to prevent unsafe products from being sold to European consumers. Jobs, Growth Investment and Competitiveness Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said: “The Single Market of 500 […]

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#EFSA and #ECHA get a tough lesson on the law of the news cycle

#EFSA and #ECHA get a tough lesson on the law of the news cycle

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s safe to say the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) aren’t used to making international headlines. But lately, the EU’s ongoing debate over whether to renew the license for glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used herbicide, has put them in an uncomfortable spotlight. The controversy over […]

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#ESFA – New #EU rules will make losing weight more difficult

#ESFA – New #EU rules will make losing weight more difficult

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Specialist dieting products will become more expensive, less tasty and go off quicker after socialist MEPs blocked Conservative attempts to overturn new European Union rules, says Conservative Food Safety Spokesman Julie Girling MEP. It is feared that changes to so-called total diet replacement products (TDRs) will see people opt for self-led diets, which often do […]

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Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The long-running saga around glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular weed killers like RoundUp, will likely continue to roil Brussels through the German elections in September. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has demanded a qualified majority vote on whether to extend the licence for the chemical, despite the fact that all of […]

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#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

#EFSA: Food safety – politics and science simply cannot mix

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former US president Barrack Obama has shone a light on the combustive mix of technology, politics and climate and their impact on global security and food production. In a speech at the Seeds&Chips food conference in Milan, Obama gave a level headed presentation about the risks faced by the world if consumption habits and production […]

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Parliament blocks ‘meddling’ Commission regulation plans

Parliament blocks ‘meddling’ Commission regulation plans

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

MEPs are celebrating victory over what had been branded as “meddling EU plans” to regulate everyday household items.  Under the proposals, products such as umbrellas and washing up gloves would have been regulated in the same way as industrial safety equipment.  The EU wanted to ensure that everyday items sold across the EU are tested […]

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