WITH formal approval being secured for the launch of the European Food Safety Authority, the European Commission has promised to work swiftly so that the new body can be operational by the end of this year in its temporary home in Evere, north Brussels.

EU consumer affairs and health Commissioner David Byrne said: "Now that we have a new and independent (agency) agreed in legislation, we want to see it up and running within the shortest possible time."

As a result, he said that he would launch procedures for selecting and ...

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