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Official control of foodstuffs. Execution of Council Directive 89/397/EEC. Communication from the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament. COM (90) 392 final, 13 September 1990

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES COM(90) 392 final Brussels, 13 September 1990 --~--------- COMMUNICATION FROU THE COUUISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAUENT Official control of foodstuffs Execution of Council Directive 89/397/EEC Barbara Rectangle Barbara Sticky Note Completed set by Barbara Barbara Rectangle Barbara Sticky Note Completed set by Barbara COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Subject: Official control of foodstuffs. Execution of Council Directive 89/397/EEC. INTRODUCTION 1. The Counc II Directive 89/397/EEC of the 14 June 1989 on the official control of foodstuffs(1) deals with the general principles governing the carrying-out of food control and allows for the adoption, If necessary, for specific provisions. Some of these provisions are mentioned In article 13 which was Introduced In the Directive at the request of the European P a r I I amen t . It reads as follows: "In order to ensure that the appl lcatlon of this Directive Is uniform throughout the Member States, the Commission shal I, within one year of its adoption, make a report to the European Parliament and to the Council on: a) the current standard of training provision for food Inspectors In the Member States; b) the posslbl I tty of establ lshlng Community provisions on what should constitute the basic and further training of Inspectors; c) the posslbl 1 tty of establ lshlng Community quality standards for alI laboratories Involved In Inspection and sampl'lng under this Directive; ; d) the posslbl 1 lty of establishing a Community Inspection service, Including opportunities for all Institutions and persons Involved In the Inspections to exchange Information." Having made a number of enQuiries and following the Rome symposlum<2) In December 1989 the Commission consulted with ~ember States and has reached the conclusions mentioned below. (1) OJ nr L 186 of 30. 6.1989, p. 23. (2) Comm

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