19 April, 2017

Imports of organic products subject to new...

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable as of 19 April, making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products, informs the European Commission in a press release , issued on 18 April. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will... more»

18 April, 2017

Pesticide residues in food: risk to...

Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show. The latest monitoring report published by EFSA reveals that more than 97% of food samples collected across the EU in 2015 were within legal limits, with just over 53% free of quantifiable residues. The figures are in line with those recorded in 2014. The report shows that the... more»

04 April, 2017

Easter farmer’s market – 2017 in Sofia city...

Getting ready for Easter? You can find delicious foods freshly from the farm and experience various attractions at the traditional Easter farmer’s market on Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017, in the very heart of Sofia. The market will take place from 11 to 19 hrs. on Oborishte Street between Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Vassil Levski Blvd. More than 100 farmers and small entrepreneurs from around the country will bring... more»

28 March, 2017

130 Civil society groups call for reform of...

Over 130 European civil society organisations representing environmental and social justice networks, organic farmers, pastoralists, peasants, sustainable forestry groups, health groups, animal welfare organisations, consumer rights bodies, development, fair-trade, cultural heritage and rural development organisations, consumer co-operatives, sustainable tourism and crafts associations from 25 EU countries have today called on EU leaders to... more»

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