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  Opinions 2015 Printable version   |   Last update on 28.01.2016

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Advice 25-2015 (PDF)

The evaluation of the chapter “Packaging material for food manufacturers” (dossier SciCom 2015/16)

Advice 24-2015 (PDF)

A draft Royal Decree on the modification of the Royal Decree of 6 March 2007 regarding the organization of breeding programs to obtain resistance against transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in sheep breeds (dossier SciCom 2015/19)

Advice 23-2015 (PDF)

A methodology for the verification and validation of alternative parameters for heat treatment of centrifuge and separator sludge from the processing of milk (dossier SciCom 2015/01)

Common advice SciCom 22-2015 and SHC 9289 (PDF)

Response to the letter of the Ministers De Block M. and Borsus W. regarding the « potential effects of the dioxin crisis » (dossier SciCom 2015/10)

Advice 21-2015 (PDF)

The application of trend observation and trend analysis on the results of the control plan of the FASFC (dossier SciCom 2013/07)

Advice 20-2015 (PDF)

The evaluation of a request for exemption from the legal requirement of use of potable water for the production of a food additive(dossier SciCom 2015/05)

Advice 19-2015 (PDF)

The evaluation of a draft royal decree modifying the royal decree of 22/06/2010 on the control of the potato cyst nematodes (dossier SciCom 2015/12)

Advice 18-2015 (PDF) The exposure of the Belgian population to residues of plant protection products between 2008 and 2013 through the consumption of fruit and vegetables (dossier SciCom 2011/02: self-tasking initiative) Food
Advice 17-2015 (PDF)

A draft ministerial decree in regard to rabies control and evaluation of the need for mandatory vaccination against rabies in Belgium (dossier SciCom 2015/09)

Advice 16-2015 (PDF) The bee mortality: study of the results for Belgium from the Epilobee project and proposition of modifications of the sampling protocol for the future active surveillance program (dossier SciCom 2014/24) Animal
Advice 15-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the generic self-checking guide for the trade of inedible plant products (dossier SciCom 2015/07) Vegetal
Advice 14-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the self-checking guide for butchery (dossier SciCom 2015/06) Food
Advice 13-2015 (PDF) A request for approval of analysis devices used in the official determination of the composition and the quality of raw milk supplied to buyers (dossier SciCom 2015/08) Food
Advice 12-2015 (PDF) The presence of plant protection products and veterinary drugs residues in beeswax: scenario analysis chronic exposure of consumers and proposition of action limits (dossier SciCom 2014/13) Animal
Advice 11-2015 (PDF) The prevention and control of Aethina tumida in bees (dossier SciCom 2014/23) Animal
Advice 10-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the microbiological risks of a non-cooled storage of sandwiches (dossier SciCom 2015/02) Food
Advice 09-2015 (PDF) A risk evaluation of the highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in Belgium, in particular the H5N8 strain Animal
Advice 08-2015 (PDF) The risk assessment of the conservation at ambient temperature of prepared rice and sushi (dossier SciCom 2014/27) Food
Advice 07-2015 (PDF) The project of royal decree repealing the royal decree of 12 May 2011 laying down specific measures to control the yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.) and to prevent its spread (dossier SciCom 2014/29) Vegetal
Rapid advice 06-2015 (PDF) Assessment of the risk of introduction of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in Belgium, particularly the H5N8 strain via wild birds, taking into account the current epidemiological context: evaluation of the period of increased risk (dossier SciCom 2014/31 A) Animal
Advice 05-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the risks of freezing prepackaged foodstuffs on the final use by date (dossier SciCom 2014/28) Food
Advice 04-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the study ‘Antimicrobial resistance in indicator commensal bacteria from livestock in Belgium: trend analysis 2011-2013’ (dossier SciCom 2014/18) Animal
Advice 03-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the microbiological stability of rice cakes after baking (dossier SciCom 2014/21 (B)) Food
Advice 02-2015 (PDF)
   - Annex 1 (PDF)
   - Annex 2 (PDF)
   - Annex 3 (PDF)
The evaluation of the microbiological risks of the consumption of dairy products based on raw milk (dossier SciCom 2014/06: self-tasking initiative) Food
Advice 01-2015 (PDF) The evaluation of the generic self-checking guide for the B2C sector (dossier SciCom 2014/21 (A)) Food
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