How global food safety protects the planet and begins on the farm

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: J. Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group, Syngenta A safe food supply begins with protecting crops from diseases and toxins. Today’s crop-protection products are designed with people and the environment in mind. Sound crop protection helps protect […]

EU mobilises further €15.2 million humanitarian support for food safety, epidemics preparedness and support to people in conflict areas in Latin America and Caribbean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union has allocated a further €15.2 million in assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean. This support will focus on food assistance in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, support to forcibly displaced Venezuelans and host communities, and essential needs and nutritional support […]

Food safety: New rules to boost consumer trust approved by MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. New rules to ensure reliability and transparency in EU food safety risk assessment procedure were adopted on Wednesday. MEPs have approved new rules, already agreed with EU ministers, which ensure the EU’s risk assessment procedure for food safety is more reliable, transparent and objective, […]

Food safety: Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more transparent and independent were informally agreed with the Romanian Presidency. The new rules, agreed on Monday night, aim to improve transparency in risk assessment and ensure that studies submitted by […]

Food safety: more transparency, better risk prevention

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want the European Food Safety Agency to publish safety studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market. A proposal to allow the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to work more efficiently and transparently was adopted by Parliament on Tuesday […]

EU Commission: Once in every 20 beef meals you eat…horse probably with drugs in it

This week the European Commission, and in order to be fair and precise, the European Commissioner Tonio Borg, tried once more to convince 500.7 million European consumers that the horsemeat and the Phenylbutazone scandal didn’t reveal any loopholes, in the EU food quality control systems. In a European Commission Press release issued at the beginning […]