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2007/0037B(COD) Hygiene of foodstuffs

Progress: Procedure lapsed or withdrawn

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ENVI SCHNELLHARDT Horst (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 152-p4b

Events

2015/03/07
   EC - Proposal withdrawn by Commission
2008/07/16
   Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2008/06/05
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2008/06/05
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2008/06/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted, by 556 votes to 67 and 19 abstentions, a legislative resolution amending the proposal for a regulation amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs. The report had been tabled for consideration in plenary by Horst SCHNELLHARDT (EPP-ED, D) on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

The main amendments – adopted in the 1st reading of the co decision procedure are as follows:

-Members changed the title of the proposal, following the decision of the Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2007 authorising the ENVI and TRAN committees each to draw up a legislative report on the basis of Commission proposal. (Please see COD/2007/0037A ). Parliament also deleted the references to transport rates and conditions in this proposal;

-the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 11 should be Article 75(3) of the EC Treaty, and the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs should be Articles 152(4)(b) and 95 of the EC Treaty;

-in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, the following new recital should be inserted: it is important that the competent authorities allow for the implementation of the flexibility provided for in this Regulation, especially in Article 5 (2)(g) and (5), in particular in relation to businesses which are micro-enterprises within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises;

-food business operators may be exempted from the requirement to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the HACCP principles.This shall apply only to businesses within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 (with a particular focus on micro-enterprises) and the activities of which consist predominantly in the direct sale of food to the final consumer, and provided the competent authority considers, on the basis of a regular hazard analysis, that either there are no hazards that must be prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels, or that identified hazards are sufficiently and regularly controlled through the implementation of general and specific food hygiene requirements. In requiring evidence of compliance with the requirements laid down in Article 4(2) to (6), the competent authority shall take due account of the nature and size of the food business.

Documents
2008/04/10
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2008/04/10
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2008/04/02
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted a report by Horst SCHNELLHARDT (EPP-ED, D) and amended, in the framework of the codecision procedure, the proposal for a regulation amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

The main amendments were as follows:

-Members changed the title of the proposal, following the decision of the Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2007 authorising the ENVI and TRAN committees each to draw up a legislative report on the basis of Commission proposal. (Please see COD/2007/0037A ). The Committee also deleted the references to transport rates and conditions in this proposal;

-the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 11 should be Article 75(3) of the EC Treaty, and the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs should be Articles 152(4)(b) and 95 of the EC Treaty;

-the competent authorities must apply the flexibility provided for in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, in particular Article 5(2)(g) and (5) thereof, in order to avoid undue burdens for small businesses;

-food business operators may be exempted from the requirement to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the HACCP principles. This shall apply only to businesses within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 (with a particular focus on micro-enterprises) and the activities of which consist predominantly in the direct sale of food to the final consumer, and provided the competent authority considers, on the basis of a regular hazard analysis, that either there are no hazards that must be prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels, or that identified hazards are sufficiently and regularly controlled through the implementation of general and specific food hygiene requirements. In requiring evidence of compliance with the requirements laid down in Article 4(2) to (6), the competent authority shall take due account of the nature and size of the food business.

2008/02/20
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2008/01/15
   EP - Specific opinion
Documents
2007/12/19
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2007/07/09
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2007/05/03
   EP - Responsible Committee
2007/03/06
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2007/03/06
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2007/03/06
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to amend Regulation 852/2004/EC on the hygiene of foodstuffs by excluding micro-enterprises from the requirement of maintaining permanent procedures based on the HACCP principles.

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

CONTENT: on 14 November 2006, the Commission presented a Strategic Review of Better Regulation in the EU (see INI/2007/2095 ), including a proposal for a target to reduce the administrative burdens on businesses by 25% by 2012. Ten concrete proposals for "fast track action" were identified the Action Programme for reducing administrative burdens in the EU (see the summary dated 27/01/2007), based on broad stakeholder consultation and suggestions from Member States and Commission experts. The "fast track actions" aim at significantly reducing administrative burdens on businesses through minor legislative changes without challenging the level of protection or the original purpose of the legislation.

This proposal deals with a "fast track action" relating to Regulation 852/2004/EC on the hygiene of foodstuffs. The purpose is to exempt small food businesses able to control food hygiene simply by implementing the other requirements of Regulation 852/2004/EC from the requirement to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the hazard analysis and critical control points ("HACCP") principles. This exemption will apply to micro-enterprises that are predominantly selling food directly to the final consumer. These enterprises have less than ten employees and have an annual turnover or annual balance sheet total that does not exceed EUR 2 million. The exemption would therefore not apply to large surface supermarkets and franchisers of supermarket chains.

Another "fast track action" relates to Regulation No 11 852/2004/EC concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, by removing outdated documentation (see COD/2007/0037A ).

Documents

Activities

Votes

Rapport Schnellhardt A6-0143/2008 - résolution

2008/06/05 Outcome: +: 556, -: 67, 0: 19
DE IT ES PL FR GB RO NL HU BE BG SE CZ PT SK LT LV AT SI IE CY EL EE LU DK FI MT
Total
81
59
47
48
62
67
23
24
21
21
15
18
22
19
11
10
9
16
7
7
5
21
4
4
7
12
2
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
245

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Ireland PPE-DE

4

Cyprus PPE-DE

2

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

2
icon: PSE PSE
173

Czechia PSE

2

Slovakia PSE

2

Lithuania PSE

For (1)

1

Slovenia PSE

For (1)

1

Estonia PSE

2

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Denmark PSE

2

Finland PSE

For (1)

Against (1)

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
81

Hungary ALDE

1

Sweden ALDE

3

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: UEN UEN
36

Lithuania UEN

2
3

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
32

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Spain Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

4

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
27

Poland NI

1

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

7

Bulgaria NI

2

Czechia NI

1

Austria NI

2
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
35

Spain GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

France GUE/NGL

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
13

Poland IND/DEM

3

France IND/DEM

2
5

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Sweden IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

commission
  • body: EC dg: Secretariat-General commissioner: BARROSO José Manuel
committees
  • type: Responsible Committee body: EP associated: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee: ENVI date: 2007-05-03T00:00:00 rapporteur: name: SCHNELLHARDT Horst group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats abbr: PPE-DE
docs
  • date: 2007-03-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2007/0301/COM_SEC(2007)0301_EN.pdf title: SEC(2007)0301 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=301 title: EUR-Lex type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2007-03-06T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2007/0302/COM_SEC(2007)0302_EN.pdf title: SEC(2007)0302 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=302 title: EUR-Lex type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2007-12-19T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE398.424 title: PE398.424 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2008-01-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE400.426&secondRef=01 title: PE400.426 committee: JURI type: Specific opinion body: EP
  • date: 2008-02-20T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE402.649 title: PE402.649 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2008-04-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-143&language=EN title: A6-0143/2008 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2008-07-16T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=14882&j=0&l=en title: SP(2008)4439 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
events
  • date: 2007-03-06T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0090/COM_COM(2007)0090_EN.pdf title: COM(2007)0090 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=90 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to amend Regulation 852/2004/EC on the hygiene of foodstuffs by excluding micro-enterprises from the requirement of maintaining permanent procedures based on the HACCP principles. PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. CONTENT: on 14 November 2006, the Commission presented a Strategic Review of Better Regulation in the EU (see INI/2007/2095 ), including a proposal for a target to reduce the administrative burdens on businesses by 25% by 2012. Ten concrete proposals for "fast track action" were identified the Action Programme for reducing administrative burdens in the EU (see the summary dated 27/01/2007), based on broad stakeholder consultation and suggestions from Member States and Commission experts. The "fast track actions" aim at significantly reducing administrative burdens on businesses through minor legislative changes without challenging the level of protection or the original purpose of the legislation. This proposal deals with a "fast track action" relating to Regulation 852/2004/EC on the hygiene of foodstuffs. The purpose is to exempt small food businesses able to control food hygiene simply by implementing the other requirements of Regulation 852/2004/EC from the requirement to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the hazard analysis and critical control points ("HACCP") principles. This exemption will apply to micro-enterprises that are predominantly selling food directly to the final consumer. These enterprises have less than ten employees and have an annual turnover or annual balance sheet total that does not exceed EUR 2 million. The exemption would therefore not apply to large surface supermarkets and franchisers of supermarket chains. Another "fast track action" relates to Regulation No 11 852/2004/EC concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, by removing outdated documentation (see COD/2007/0037A ).
  • date: 2007-07-09T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2008-04-02T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted a report by Horst SCHNELLHARDT (EPP-ED, D) and amended, in the framework of the codecision procedure, the proposal for a regulation amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs. The main amendments were as follows: -Members changed the title of the proposal, following the decision of the Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2007 authorising the ENVI and TRAN committees each to draw up a legislative report on the basis of Commission proposal. (Please see COD/2007/0037A ). The Committee also deleted the references to transport rates and conditions in this proposal; -the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 11 should be Article 75(3) of the EC Treaty, and the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs should be Articles 152(4)(b) and 95 of the EC Treaty; -the competent authorities must apply the flexibility provided for in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, in particular Article 5(2)(g) and (5) thereof, in order to avoid undue burdens for small businesses; -food business operators may be exempted from the requirement to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the HACCP principles. This shall apply only to businesses within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 (with a particular focus on micro-enterprises) and the activities of which consist predominantly in the direct sale of food to the final consumer, and provided the competent authority considers, on the basis of a regular hazard analysis, that either there are no hazards that must be prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels, or that identified hazards are sufficiently and regularly controlled through the implementation of general and specific food hygiene requirements. In requiring evidence of compliance with the requirements laid down in Article 4(2) to (6), the competent authority shall take due account of the nature and size of the food business.
  • date: 2008-04-10T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2008-143&language=EN title: A6-0143/2008
  • date: 2008-06-05T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=14882&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2008-06-05T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20080605&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2008-06-05T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2008-250 title: T6-0250/2008 summary: The European Parliament adopted, by 556 votes to 67 and 19 abstentions, a legislative resolution amending the proposal for a regulation amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs. The report had been tabled for consideration in plenary by Horst SCHNELLHARDT (EPP-ED, D) on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. The main amendments – adopted in the 1st reading of the co decision procedure are as follows: -Members changed the title of the proposal, following the decision of the Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2007 authorising the ENVI and TRAN committees each to draw up a legislative report on the basis of Commission proposal. (Please see COD/2007/0037A ). Parliament also deleted the references to transport rates and conditions in this proposal; -the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 11 should be Article 75(3) of the EC Treaty, and the legal basis for the proposal amending Regulation No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs should be Articles 152(4)(b) and 95 of the EC Treaty; -in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, the following new recital should be inserted: it is important that the competent authorities allow for the implementation of the flexibility provided for in this Regulation, especially in Article 5 (2)(g) and (5), in particular in relation to businesses which are micro-enterprises within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; -food business operators may be exempted from the requirement to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures based on the HACCP principles.This shall apply only to businesses within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 (with a particular focus on micro-enterprises) and the activities of which consist predominantly in the direct sale of food to the final consumer, and provided the competent authority considers, on the basis of a regular hazard analysis, that either there are no hazards that must be prevented, eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels, or that identified hazards are sufficiently and regularly controlled through the implementation of general and specific food hygiene requirements. In requiring evidence of compliance with the requirements laid down in Article 4(2) to (6), the competent authority shall take due account of the nature and size of the food business.
  • date: 2015-03-07T00:00:00 type: Proposal withdrawn by Commission body: EC
links
National parliaments
European Commission
procedure
reference
2007/0037B(COD)
title
Hygiene of foodstuffs
subject
type
COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
subtype
Legislation
instrument
Regulation
legal_basis
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 152-p4b
stage_reached
Procedure lapsed or withdrawn
dossier_of_the_committee
ENVI/6/51156