Food safety

06 Dec: CONSULTATIONS: Food safety – recycled plastic in food packaging (updated rules)

Deadline: 10-01-2022

(Source: European Commission)

Summary

All materials used with food must be safe and therefore contain no toxic contaminants.

EU rules require individual authorisations for plastic recycling processes.

This amendment sets out:

transitional provisions,provisions for the appropriate evaluation of non-PET materials (i.e. without polyethylene terephthalate), andclear obligations for operators and competent authorities.

Topic

Food safety

Type of act

Regulation

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12013-Food-safety-recycled-plastic-in-food-packaging-updated-rules-_en…

25 Nov: CONSULTATIONS: Animal health – checks on establishments keeping live animals

Deadline: 23-12-2021

(Source: European Commission)

Summary

This act lays down supplementary rules on how the authorities in EU countries should check certain establishments that keep live animals.

Examples of these establishments include assembly centres, semen collection centres, places where animals are confined, fish farms, etc.

Topic

Food safety

Type of act

Delegated regulation

Expert group

E00930 

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/11665-Animal-health-checks-on-establishments-keeping-live-animals_en…

24 Nov: CONSULTATIONS: Drug resistance – format for collecting data on antimicrobial medicines used on animals

Deadline: 21-12-2021

(Source: European Commission)

Summary

This initiative will lay down the format for the data that Member States collect on the sales of antimicrobials and their use on animals in the EU.

Topic

Food safety

Type of act

Implementing regulation

Committee

C02900 

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/11645-Drug-resistance-format-for-collecting-data-on-antimicrobial-medicines-us…

15 Oct: CONSULTATIONS: Animal welfare – revision of EU legislation

Deadline: 21-01-2022

(Source: European Commission)

Summary

This initiative aims to update EU animal welfare rules to increase the role of recent science-based analysis, broaden their scope and make them easier to enforce – generally increasing the level of animal welfare in the EU.

Topic

Food safety

Type of act

Proposal for a regulation

More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12950-Animal-welfare-revision-of-EU-legislation_en  …