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EU agrees extra measures to boost food safety

More scientific data from food safety studies will be made publicly available under a provisional agreement reached by the EU institutions.

Representatives of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached provisional agreement on 11 February on proposals intended to increase the transparency of the EU’s food safety regulatory system.

They agreed that the public should have access to “all studies and information submitted by industry in the risk assessment process”, the European Commission announced, except for information that cannot be disclosed to protect commercial interests “in duly justified circumstances”.

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