Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues.
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MEPs have backed the Commission’s proposal to have the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) publish studies that industry files in support of applications to authorise regulated products such as food additives, novel foods, genetically modified organisms and pesticides on submission.
The European Commission has taken a step further along the long road to reviewing the EU’s irradiation legislation by commissioning external experts to write a study.
Both McDonald’s and Burger King fell foul of UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rules after the same media owner, JCDecaux, placed their advertisements for foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) less than 100 metres from primary schools.
Decisions on authorisations and renewals taken by member states and the Commission behind closed doors in standing committees could be a thing of the past, if MEPs have their way.
Producers selling raw milk are responsible for ensuring that it is safe to drink and complies with both EU food hygiene regulations and national laws, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has told a Spanish MEP.
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is appealing to MEPs to vote “to end secrecy around food safety assessments” on the eve of a key vote in parliamentary committee.