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Salon International de l'Agriculture 2020 - Paris (FR)

The department of agriculture and rural development and the department of health and food safety will be present with a stand in Hall 1 (stand 1 M 003). The theme of the stand is "from farm to fork, sustainable food for our future"!   Most of the food we consume every day comes from farms and fish farms: from milk, bread, and honey to seafood,…

Olive oil: EU’s support scheme contributes to alleviate pressure on market

The private storage aid scheme for olive oil adopted in November 2019 was concluded today, with the last tendering procedure supported by Member States. Overall, the scheme covered a total volume of 213,500 tonnes of olive oil, representing about 27% of total EU stocks at the beginning of the marketing year 2019/20. The fourth and last tendering…

Video recording - Press conference by Norbert Lins (COMAGRI) and Bernhard Url (EFSA) on “EFSA & Agriculture Committee: Cooperation on Animal Welfare”

On 18 February, the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Dr Bernhard Url, attended the AGRI meeting to update Members on topical EFSA activities and exchange views with them in a Q/A session after his presentation. The video recording is available in EN, FR and DE.

The Commission approves new geographical indication from Spain

The Commission has approved the addition of a new geographical indication from Spain in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). ‘Queso Castellano’ is a full-fat to extra full-fat cheese made from raw or pasteurised sheep’s milk produced on farms located in Castile and Leon. Its taste is full-bodied and intense, but more acidic on…

The Commission approves two new protected names from France and Croatia

The European Commission has approved the addition of two traditional products in the  register of protected designation of origin (PDO) and in the one of protected geographical indications (PGI): "Huile d’olive de Provence" (PDO) and respectively "Bjelovarski kvargl" (PGI), a cheese of Croatian origin .    "Huile d’olive de Provence" is a French…