About: consumer safety

Agrifood 27-07-2018

Nothing wrong with genome editing in agriculture

While some may see the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU that states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are therefore subject to obligations laid down by the GMO directive as a win for consumers, the reality is just the opposite, writes Neal Gutterson.
Economy & Jobs 01-03-2017

Growing fake smartphone market raises eyebrows in Brussels

The rise of counterfeit smartphone devices in the EU in 2015 is dealing a severe blow to industry sales and consumer safety, a new report has warned.
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Agrifood 01-10-2014

Andriukaitis: I will make health systems efficient and sustainable

In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Lithuanian Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said that “supporting universal health coverage, strengthening primary care, improving quality and safety, promoting e-health” will be among his priorities.
Agrifood 30-09-2014

We won’t drop food and safety standards for TTIP, Andriukaitis tells MEPs

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner-designate for Health and Food Safety, told MEPs today (30 September) during his confirmation hearing that the EU would not lower its safety standards as result of negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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Chemicals Safety in the Value Chain

Why do we use chemicals at all? Because they are extremely useful! To put this into perspective, the products of the chemical industry are present in about 95% of manufactured goods. And modern economies simply couldn't function without them.
Health 15-02-2013

Brussels ramps up protection from hazardous products

The European Commission has moved to reduce the number of hazardous products entering the EU market with new regulatory proposals.

Allergy findings not sufficient for banning luxury perfumes, EU says

The EU has no intention of imposing a ban on Chanel's No. 5 perfume, a European Commission spokesman has said, after a study recommended that tree moss used in the famous luxury perfume should be banned because of potential allergic reactions.