European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

The European Commission is to appoint a new director-general in its health and food safety department from next month.

Anne Bucher, a French national, has worked for the Commission for 35 years across several departments and will head the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) beginning Oct. 1.
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author mug Vytenis AndriukaitisEditor’s note: These are the prepared remarks delivered by Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety 2014-2019, this past week. Many of the challenges and actions he describes mirror situations in the U.S. with the Food Safety Modernization Act and other initiatives regarding food additives and labeling.

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