12 January - 20 June 2016

Legislation headlines

18 June 14

Amendments regarding the food categories of meat and the use of certain food additives in meat preparations

Approving a minor amendment to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Pagnotta del Dittaino (Italy)

Approving a non-minor amendment to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Bleu de Gex Haut-Jura/Bleu de Septmoncel (France)

Opening a tariff quota for the import of industrial sugar until the end of 2016/2017 marketing year

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 636/2014 of 13 June 2014 on a model certificate for the trade of unskinned large wild game

Amending Regulation (EC) No 1979/2006 as regards the import tariff quota for preserved mushrooms originating in China

Scientific Opinions

On the safety assessment of the substance, 5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride, CAS No 826-62-0, for use in food contact materials

Statement on a conceptual framework for the risk assessment of certain food additives re-evaluated under Commission Regulation (EU) No 257/2010

On the safety assessment of the process "Greenfiber" based on VACUREMA Prime ® technology used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials

On the re-evaluation of hexamethylene tetramine (E 239) as a food additive

On the safety assessment of the "Phoenix - LNOc" process used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials

On the modification of the existing MRLs for tebufenozide in various crops

On the safety assessment of the substance, Perfluoroacetic acid, 2-[(5-methoxy-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)oxy], ammonium salt, CAS No 1190931-27-1, for use in food contact materials

On the setting of a new MRL for 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene in potatoes

Statement on a request from the European Commission related to the emergency measure notified by Greece on genetically modified maize MON 810 according to Article 18 of Directive 2002/53/EC

Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance flumioxazin

Statement on the safety assessment of the substance silicon dioxide, silanated, FCM Substance No 87 for use in food contact materials

On Flavouring Group Evaluation 82, Revision 1 (FGE.82Rev1): Consideration of Epoxides evaluated by the JECFA (65th meeting)

On Flavouring Group Evaluation 200 (FGE.200): 74 α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and precursors from subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

On the annual post-market environmental monitoring (PMEM) report from Monsanto Europe S.A. on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2012

On Flavouring Group Evaluation 74, Revision 3 (FGE.74Rev3): Consideration of Simple Aliphatic Sulphides and Thiols evaluated by the JECFA (53rd and 61st meeting) Structurally related to Aliphatic and Alicyclic Mono-, Di-, Tri-, and Polysulphides with or without Additional Oxygenated Functional Groups from Chemical Group 20 evaluated by EFSA in FGE.08Rev5 (2012)

On Flavouring Group Evaluation 91, Revision 2 (FGE.91Rev2): Consideration of simple aliphatic and aromatic sulphides and thiols evaluated by the JECFA (53rd and 68th meetings) structurally related to aliphatic and alicyclic mono-, di-, tri-, and polysulphides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups evaluated by EFSA in FGE.08Rev5 (2012)

On the modification of the existing MRL for phenmedipham in lettuce

On the modification of the existing MRLs for spirotetramat in olives for oil production

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