Nutrition and Health Claims
In October 2015 the European Commission's DG SANTE published a roadmap for the evaluation of
a) Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on food with regard to nutrient profiles and health claims made on plants and their preparations
b) the general regulatory framework for their use in foods
EFAD supported the European Public Health Alliance when they wrote an Open Letter to the Members of the European Parliament on this topic in April 2011
EU Drinking Water Directive
In its Communication on the European Citizens' Initiative "Right2Water", COM(2014)177 final, the Commission announced its intention to launch an EU-wide public consultation on the Drinking Water Directive, notably in view of improving access to quality drinking water in the EU.
'Drinking water' covers all water intended for human consumption or other domestic purposes. The 'Drinking Water Directive' aims at the protection of human health from the adverse effects of any contamination. It ensures that water at the consumer tap is wholesome and clean. Natural mineral waters are excluded. Bottled water including natural mineral water has to satisfy the requirements of food law.
For more information, the full text of the Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC directive is available in all official languages here
Further information is available in the Commission Report COM(2014)363 final synthesis report on the Quality of Drinking Water in the EU which examines the Member States' reports for the period 2008-2010 under Directive 98/83/EC"
School Fruit & School Milk
EFAD commented on the draft report 'The aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in the educational establishments' by Marc Tarabella MEP for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development on 29 January 2015
Common Agricultural Policy
EFAD has responded to the Common Agricultural Policy consultation. Read here the response: EFAD CAP request - Jean-Claude Juncker