Food Law News - EU - 2003

EP Environment Committee Newsletter, 3 November 2003

OFFICIAL CONTROL - Official feed and food controls: discussion in EP Committee

Co-decision - first reading
Consideration of amendments

The Environment, Consumers and Public Health Committee will examine (3-4 November) the amendments tabled to the report (Marit PAULSEN, ELDR, Sweden) on official feed and food controls. In the past Community rules were adopted separately. As the sectoral approach has not proven useful, the Commission now suggests a Regulation comprising the entire range of activities covered by law. Key issues of the proposal are a fee system, enforcement measures and the imposition of sanctions at national and Community level. The Rapporteur tables 27 amendments which are mainly aimed at tightening up the provisions on controls in order to improve the protection of consumers; she also suggests a different method of calculating the fees to be imposed on business operators and to oblige Member States to publish the name of operators in breach of the legislation.

Amendments tabled:136
Adoption in ENVI Committee : 27 November

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