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Parliamentary questions
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3 July 2019
E-002150-19
Question for written answer E-002150-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Pascal Arimont (PPE)

 Subject:  Using bacteriophages as processing aids in food

Bacteriophages are viruses that kill bacteria and are primarily used in food to eliminate disease-causing Listeria and Salmonella effectively. The use of bacteriophages is already entirely lawful in Switzerland, Israel, Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand.

Is the Commission considering classifying bacteriophages as processing aids — within the meaning, for instance, of Regulation (EC ) No 1333/2008 — as has already been done in a number of countries?

Original language of question: DE 
Last updated: 17 July 2019Legal notice