Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2019

Commission Fact Sheet, 17 April 2019

RISK ASSESSMENT - Commission welcomes the vote in the European Parliament on Commission's proposal for boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the political agreement that was reached between the Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain.

Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen said:“Commission's proposal for boosting trust in scientific studies on food safety will lead to a more effective, more transparent and more sustainable food safety system. It will reinforce the important role played by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in providing high quality, impartial scientific advice. It will increase transparency and will strengthen consumer confidence in the EU's safety and approval process and it will give industry a clear, structured framework in which to develop their businesses for the future.

Today's vote represents a very positive outcome and a decisive response of the European Parliament to concerns raised by European citizens.” The agreement will now have to be confirmed by the Council. More information on the provisional agreements can be found here.

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