There is a declining trend in food controls and the resources allocated to them across Europe, according to a consumer group.

The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) analyzed reports submitted by 12 member states on official control activities to identify trends from the information submitted over several years. The organization is
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The incoming European health commissioner has set out her priorities including food safety, fraud and antimicrobial resistance.

Stella Kyriakides, candidate for the health post, was questioned by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) this past week.

Kyriakides, from Cyprus, said priorities include the new farm to fork strategy to improve
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Europe is committed to working with China to ensure the highest standards of food safety and quality, according to the EU health commissioner.

Vytenis Andriukaitis made the comments at the Ecological Agriculture and Food Safety Forum organized by the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) in Shanghai earlier this
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Three European agencies concerned about the impact antibiotic use on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria are reporting new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance across the continent.

The new report comes from the European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and
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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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