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Prodi proposes food agency for the EU

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1025
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The new European Commission has placed food safety at the top of its political agenda. Within weeks of being voted into office, the commission's president, Romano Prodi, has begun canvassing the idea of establishing an independent food agency for the European Union.

    He announced to MEPs in early October that the commission would present a white paper on food safety before the end of the year. This would contain an action plan setting out a clear timetable for action over the next three years.

    “Our aim is a fundamental review of food law, with all commission proposals to be put …

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