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Sanità e ambiente

 

Draft plans to tighten up official controls from farm to fork were informally agreed by food safety MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council on Wednesday. It aims to guarantee that the food consumers buy and eat in Europe is safe and wholesome, hence improving consumer’s health and preventing food crises. (Read more: MEPs and ministers agree to beef up official food checks from farm to fork )

 
Close up of hand holding silicon breast implant  

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure full compliance and traceability of medical devices, such as breast or hip implants, were backed by Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday. MEPs also approved legislation to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices used for example in pregnancy or DNA testing. Both files were informally agreed with the Dutch Presidency of the Council. (Read more: Medical devices: Health Committee MEPs approve stricter EU safety requirements )

 

Sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine should not display claims that they help increase alertness or concentration, as this would encourage high consumption of sugar among adolescents, who are the largest group of energy drink consumers, said Health committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. (Read more: Health Committee MEPs ask Parliament to veto energy drink “alertness” claims )

 

Parliament objects to herbicide-resistant GM carnation and maize authorisations

Plenary Session Public health08-06-2016 - 13:58

The EU Commission should withdraw its authorisations for the use of herbicide-resistant GM carnations and maize, say two non-binding resolutions voted on Wednesday. Authorising GM carnations would encourage the worldwide use of a diabetes medicine as a herbicide, while the GM maize is resistant to glyphosate, which is classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organisation (WHO), MEPs say. (Read more: Parliament objects to herbicide-resistant GM carnation and maize authorisations )

 

Interferenti endocrini: PE condanna il ritardo della Commissione

Tornata Sanità pubblica08-06-2016 - 13:40

Il ritardo della Commissione nella pubblicazione dei criteri scientifici necessari a identificare e ridurre l'esposizione alle sostanze chimiche che interferiscono con le attività ormonali, considerate una minaccia globale dal programma dell'ONU per l'ambiente (UNEP) e dall'Organizzazione mondiale della sanità, è stato condannato dai deputati in una risoluzione approvata mercoledì. (Seguito: Interferenti endocrini: PE condanna il ritardo della Commissione )

 

Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

ENVI Public health26-05-2016 - 15:48

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants comply fully with safety and traceability requirements were informally agreed by MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council on Wednesday. MEPs also secured tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. (Read more: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council )

 

Etichette alimentari: indicazione d'origine obbligatoria per carne e latte

Tornata Sanità pubblica / Sicurezza alimentare12-05-2016 - 13:20

L'indicazione del Paese d'origine per l'etichettatura per tutti i prodotti trasformati a base di carne e per il latte dovrebbe essere obbligatoria. Lo ribadiscono i deputati in una risoluzione non vincolante votata giovedì, precisando che l'etichettatura obbligatoria renderebbe più trasparente la catena di approvvigionamento alimentare e aiuterebbe pertanto a mantenere la fiducia dei consumatori nei prodotti alimentari. (Seguito: Etichette alimentari: indicazione d'origine obbligatoria per carne e latte )

 

Towards emission curbs for off-road machinery

ENVI Environment26-04-2016 - 16:54

Plans to update EU type approval rules and emission limits for internal combustion engines in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such as lawn mowers, bulldozers, diesel locomotives and inland waterway vessels, were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These plans had already been agreed with the Dutch Presidency of the Council. NRMM engines account for about 15% of all NOx and 5% of particulate emissions in the EU. (Read more: Towards emission curbs for off-road machinery )

 

Glifosato: i deputati chiedono che sia autorizzato solo per sette anni

Tornata Ambiente / Sanità pubblica13-04-2016 - 15:53
agriculture, tractor spraying pesticides on field farm  

A causa delle preoccupazioni in merito al potenziale cancerogeno e alle proprietà d'interferenza endocrina del glifosato, impiegato in molte aziende agricole e nel giardinaggio, il Parlamento, nella sua risoluzione votata mercoledì, chiede alla Commissione UE di rinnovarne l'autorizzazione per soli 7 anni, invece di 15, e unicamente per usi professionali. (Seguito: Glifosato: i deputati chiedono che sia autorizzato solo per sette anni )

 

MEPs reiterate call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk

ENVI Public health / Food safety22-03-2016 - 17:52

Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. Mandatory labelling would help maintain consumer confidence in food products by making the food supply chain more transparent, they say. (Read more: MEPs reiterate call for mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk )