STATEMENT/15/5578  02-09-2015 - Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Hogan on the opening of the US market for imports of meat and meat products from Lithuania 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 2 September 2015 Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Hogan on the opening of the US market for imports of meat and meat products from Lithuania "We welcome the United States...
MEMO/15/5346  17-07-2015 - Questions and Answers on Xylella fastidiosa 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 July 2015 What is Xylella fastidiosa? Xylella fastidiosa (Wells et al.) is one of the most dangerous plant bacterium worldwide, causing a variety of diseases, with huge economic impact for agriculture.
STATEMENT/15/5091  01-06-2015 - Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis welcomes the political agreement on animal health 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 01 June 2015 "I congratulate the European Parliament and the Council on reaching a political agreement on the animal health proposal. Farming is an important industry for the European economy, both in terms of jobs and economic output.
IP/15/4887  28-04-2015 - Plant Health: Member States endorse reinforced measures at EU level to prevent the spread of Xylella Fastidiosa 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2015 EU Member States experts in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) today endorsed reinforced measures, proposed by the Commission, to prevent further introduction and spread within the EU of Xylella Fastidiosa.
IP/15/4843  24-04-2015 - Commission authorises 17 GMOs for food/feed uses and 2 GM carnations 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 April 2015 The Commission today adopted 10 new authorisations for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food/feed use, 7 renewals of existing authorisations and also the authorisation for the importation of 2 GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed).
STATEMENT/15/4844  24-04-2015 - Malaria: a persistent health threat that we must face head on 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 April 2015 On World Malaria Day, Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety and Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation highlight a persistent global health threat that must not be...
IP/15/4777  22-04-2015 - More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 April 2015 Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed.
MEMO/15/4779  22-04-2015 - Review of the decision-making process on GMOs in the EU: Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 What is this package about? Today’s package on GMOs derives from the Political guidelines on the basis of which the Commission was elected. In these guidelines, a commitment was taken to review the legislation applicable to the authorisation of GMOs.
STATEMENT/15/4740  07-04-2015 - World Health Day: Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis joins forces with the World Health Organisation to highlight the importance of food safety 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 April 2015 This year, World Health Day is dedicated to food safety, a topic that reminds us that all too often in Europe we take for granted that the food on our plates is safe.
STATEMENT/15/4631  18-03-2015 - Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis meeting with the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the EU Mr Vladimir Chizhov on 18 March 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 March 2015 Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis met Ambassador of Russian Federation Vladimir Chizhov today to discuss bilateral sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues. Commissioner recalled the numerous restrictions introduced by Russia on imports from the EU.