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The completion and smooth operation of the internal market for foodstuffs requires a Community procedure for the examination and evaluation of scientific questions relating to food. The Commission set up the Scientific Committee for Food in 1974; the Committee is consulted on questions relating to human nutrition and public health, food contamination and new rules concerning foodstuffs which may affect human health. Directive 93/5/EEC was adopted by the Commission with the main objective to ensure that the Member States take all the necessary measures, including financial measures, to enable their competent authorities and bodies to cooperate with the Commission and lend it the assistance it needs in the scientific examination of questions of public interest relating to food. Article 3.2 of Directive 93/5/EEC requires that an inventory of tasks is drawn up and updated at least every six months. This updating takes the form of a Commission decision, the first of which was published on 29 September 1994 (94/652/EC) and most recently updated by Commission Decision 97/174/EC. The present report deals with the scientific cooperation Task No 4.1 in the inventory of tasks.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17528 EN (1997) 85pp., FS, ECU 10.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9716-3
Record Number: 199710883 / Last updated on: 1997-07-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en