21 June 2016

European consumer groups meet Slovak EU Presidency

The European Consumer Organisation and its Slovak member ZSS met the Slovak First Secretary of State of the Ministry of the Economy, Mr Rastislav Chovanec, to present their expectations for the first ever Slovak EU Council Presidency.
21 March 2016
09 March 2016

EU chance to slash antibiotic resistance is now or never

The European Parliament can take action to curb antibiotic resistance in a key vote tomorrow. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) urges MEPs to make sure farmers only give antibiotics to sick animals, not to healthy ones.

Our work areas

Consumers expect the food on their plate to be of good quality and safe. But this is not always the case, as recent safety-related scandals have brought to light. Since food safety cannot be taken for granted, BEUC’s role is to ensure that consumers can trust in a safe food supply in the EU.

Also, while new technologies have the potential to bring benefits to consumers, they must be closely monitored as they may also present health risks.

For BEUC, consumers should be able to make informed choices – be it by having clear and understandable information on food packaging, or ensuring that health messages on food products are scientifically justified. BEUC also works to ensure vulnerable groups such as children are not targeted with unhealthy foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

Our objectives

  • Facilitate informed and healthy choices by consumers, including vulnerable groups
  • Prevent misleading information and ensure that information can be trusted
  • Protect children from the promotion of unhealthy food
  • Ensure food sold to consumers is safe and sustainable

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The European Consumer Organisation
Europäischer Verbraucherverband
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

Rue d'Arlon, 80 Bte 1 
B - 1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 743 15 93
E-mail: food@beuc.eu

Head of the Food and Health Departmentpicture
Head of the Food and Health Department
Ilaria Passarani
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Senior Food Policy Officer
Camille Perrin
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Food Policy Officer
Pauline Castres
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Communications Officer
Pauline Constant
Carmen Martin