Transparency for public trust? Major food safety reform in the EU

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Today, with 603 votes in favour and 17 against, the European Parliament has approved a major food safety reform in the EU. The revision of the EU’s General Food Law Regulation will give the public access to most of the – previously confidential – data provided by food and agribusiness industries when seeking EU market authorisations for their products. This victory could enable much more meaningful scientific scrutiny over the EU’s food safety decisions, pending issues on the possibility to re-use the data easily are solved.



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