Proposal for European Food Authority adopted

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The European Commission yesterday adopted a proposal to lay down
the fundamental principles and requirements of food law and to
establish a European Food...

The European Commission yesterday adopted a proposal to lay down the fundamental principles and requirements of food law and to establish a European Food Authority (EFA). The proposal presented by Health and Consumer Commissioner David Byrne is the centrepiece of the Commission's strategy for a proactive food policy covering theentire food chain, from the farm to the fork. "This legislative package is designed to overcome the weaknesses of the past and put food safety firmly on top of our agenda. The substantive food law and the creation of the European Food Authority are the building blocks, " David Byrne stated. The new proposal aims to contribute to a high level of consumer health protection in the area of food safety, and to restore and maintain consumer confidence in food. The EFA will be fully independent and composed of a Management board, an Advisory Forum and eight Scientific Panels. For full details of the proposal visit http://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/00/1270|0|RAPID&lg=EN

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