Welcome Package on Food Safety

15-07-2009

In June 2009 a new European Parliament has been elected for a five year term, which will run from 2009 to 2014. This study, commissioned by the European Parliament, is part of a 'Welcome Package' for newly elected MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. This Welcome Package proposes a road map for Food Safety legislation in this mandate of the European Parliament (2009-2014). Past legislation is outlined, with a description of legislation currently in the approval process. In addition, the report identifies challenges and priorities for the forthcoming legislation. It also indicates some policy areas in the context of the implementation process in certain Member States. Moreover, a number of maps with upcoming legislative deadlines are set out in chapter 5. The final chapter outlines the main studies and publications related to the Food Safety topics discussed in the European Parliament during the previous mandate 2004-2009.

In June 2009 a new European Parliament has been elected for a five year term, which will run from 2009 to 2014. This study, commissioned by the European Parliament, is part of a 'Welcome Package' for newly elected MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. This Welcome Package proposes a road map for Food Safety legislation in this mandate of the European Parliament (2009-2014). Past legislation is outlined, with a description of legislation currently in the approval process. In addition, the report identifies challenges and priorities for the forthcoming legislation. It also indicates some policy areas in the context of the implementation process in certain Member States. Moreover, a number of maps with upcoming legislative deadlines are set out in chapter 5. The final chapter outlines the main studies and publications related to the Food Safety topics discussed in the European Parliament during the previous mandate 2004-2009.