|32nd International Congress “Healthy Ecology in Praxis”-Declaration|
Croatian Institute of Public Health and Section for healthy ecology of Croatian pharmaceutical society organized 32nd International Congress “Healthy Ecology in Praxis”- Declaration in cooperation with Croatian society for health ecology of Croatian medical association in Opatija in period from 9 April till 11 April 2008. The congress targeted the experts and scientists engaged in healthy ecology and public health, as well as experts and scientists who study the factors affecting human health, inspection and representatives of producers, distributors, wholesale dealers and consumers.
|Communications protocol published|
The Food Standard Agency has published the protocol outlining how to inform the public in the case of food safety incident in UK.
The protocol has been published under the slogan "Clear information in the case of food safety incident is absolutely vital ".
|Regional Meeting of the Working Group 3 - " Food Safety "
The Regional Meeting of the Working Group 3 within the framework of the Open Regional Fund for SEE –Legal Reform was organized by Technical assistance of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Budva in the period from 25 till 28 March 2008. The meeting discussed Food Safety issues in six countries on the Western Balkan. The Meeting agenda was about Food Safety and Consumer Protection conducted by State Authorities and Institutions, further implementation and harmonization of legislatives with EC directives and all participating countries. The meeting in Budva was opened by Dr. Ramona Lichtentäler from Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety of Germany (BVL) with her presentation about "The role and competencies of BVL related to food safety and health-based consumer protection in Germany".
|Mozzarella dioxin contamination|
Potential carrier of mozzarella dioxin contamination is buffalo milk, traditionally used in the production of this type of cheese. It is assumed that buffalos were pastured on the illegal waste landfills. After the collapse of waste disposal system in Napoli in the middle of January this year, Italian police registered illegal throwing and incineration of waste throughout the region, and dioxin contamination could be the consequence of these actions. Since, dioxin is carcinogenic chemical compound, European Commission asked Italy to issue a statement that that cheese might pose a risk for consumer’s health.
|EFSA launches its draft opinion on animal cloning for public consultation|
EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment. The work follows a request from the European Commission (EC) to EFSA for advice on this issue in February 2007. EFSA’s opinion will help inform consideration of any future EU measures in relation to animal clones and products obtained from these animals....
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