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Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Prekmurska šunka (Slovenia)

Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Tørrfisk fra Lofoten (Norway)

Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks

Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Noisette de Cervione — Nuciola di Cervioni (France)

Entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Piranska sol (Slovenia)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on tomatoes, cucumbers, table grapes, apricots, cherries, other than sour, peaches, including nectarines, and plums

Scientific Opinions

On the re-evaluation of 4-hexylresorcinol (E 586) as a food additive

On the re-evaluation of propyl gallate (E 310) as a food additive

On the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for captan according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

On the dietary risk assessment for proposed temporary maximum residue levels (MRLs) of didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC)

On the modification of the existing MRLs for difenoconazole in peppers and aubergines

On the revised exposure assessment of steviol glycosides (E 960) for the proposed uses as a food additive

On the substantiation of a health claim related to CranMax® and reduction of the risk of urinary tract infection by inhibiting the adhesion of certain bacteria in the urinary tract pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to Pacran® and defence against bacterial pathogens in the lower urinary tract pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to zinc and normal function of the immune system pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to citrulline-malate and faster recovery from muscle fatigue after exercise pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf water extract and increase in glucose tolerance pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to "complex carbohydrates" and "contribute to satiety" pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to a combination of Bifidobacterium longum LA 101, Lactobacillus helveticus LA 102, Lactococcus lactis LA 103 and Streptococcus thermophilus LA 104 and improvement of bowel function by increasing stool frequency pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to a combination of Bifidobacterium longum LA 101, Lactobacillus helveticus LA 102, Lactococcus lactis LA 103 and Streptococcus thermophilus LA 104 and reducing intestinal discomfort pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the modification of the authorisation of a health claim related to cocoa flavanols and maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/20061 following a request in accordance with Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On the substantiation of a health claim related to choline and "development of brain" pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On safety assessment of the active substance, polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, crosslinked, for use in active food contact materials

On the safety assessment of the process “Phoenix - ESPS”, used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials

On the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for metaldehyde according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

On the modification of the existing MRL for triflumuron in peaches, plums, oranges and mandarins

On the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for dodemorph according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

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