Arguments delay setting up of European food agencyBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7301.1509/b (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1509
- Rory Watson
Policymakers have only six months to break the deadlock over the remit and location of an influential new European agency if plans to strengthen the safety of food eaten in the 15 member union are to be in place next year as scheduled.
MEPs last week overwhelmingly backed the creation of a European Food Authority that would provide scientific risk assessment and advise EU and national institutions on a high level of human health protection. To underline its primary role, they are pressing for a name change to European Food Safety Authority.
British Labour MEP Phillip Whitehead, who prepared …