1. Food fraud
To map existing tools and mechanisms to fight food fraud, with a view of developing synergies and contacts amongst competent authorities.
To ensure a procedure for the rapid exchange of information and alerts in cases of violations which may constitute a fraud (similar to what the RASFF does for serious risks).
2. Testing programme
To assess and present the results of the ongoing DNA monitoring and, if necessary, undertake appropriate follow-up measures.
To assess and present the results of the ongoing monitoring of horse meat for residues of phenylbutazone and, if necessary, undertake appropriate follow-up measures.
Following the delivery by EFSA and EMA by 15 April 2013 of a joint statement on the risks related to the presence of phenylbutazone in meat, to consider appropriate follow-up measures
3. Horse passport
EU countries to report on the measures through which they enforce Union rules on horse passports (Commission Regulation 504/2008) in relation to:
To present a draft to the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) to amend Commission Regulation 504/2008 in order to make mandatory the recording of horse passports in a central national database, based on Animal health and Zootechnical legislation.
To transfer the issuing of horse passports entirely to the competent authorities and thereby reduce the number of passport issuing bodies in the forthcoming proposal on Zootechnics.
CONSIDERED IN THE ANIMAL HEALTH LAW AND THE REVIEW OF THE ZOOTECHNIC LEGISLATION
4. Official Controls, implementation and penalties
To propose in the forthcoming review of the Official controls Regulation (Regulation 882/2004) requirements so that:
To prepare an overview report on horse meat hygiene by the Commission Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).
5. Origin labelling
To adopt a Commission report on the possibility to extend mandatory origin labelling of all types of meat used as ingredient in foods.
To proceed, based on this report, to any necessary follow up action.
To adopt implementing rules on the mandatory origin labelling of unprocessed meat of sheep, goat, pig and poultry, based on the Regulation on food information to consumers.
To adopt implementing rules to prevent misleading use of voluntary origin labelling in foods, based on the Regulation on Food information to consumers.
To adopt Commission reports, based on the Regulation on Food information to consumers, on the possibility to extend mandatory origin labelling to: