8%) study participants reacted in HIT with the WNV at titers 40 to 80, all of them also reacted with CEEV
at titers similar or higher ([less than or equal to] 160).
General Secretary Jose-Ramon Fernandez called this a "disappointing" move.
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secretary general, said that once the plan had taken shape the wine producers would launch a plan, probably later this year (2007), "to work with local authorities and stakeholders to carry out broad based education on the effects of moderate consumption of wine.
The wine industry, represented by the EU wine industry committee CEEV, said it would "take a leadership role in promoting moderation and responsibility in the consumption of wines, contribute towards preventing abusive and/or excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks, and co-operate effectively with the competent authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the prevention of abuse or misuse of wine.
Jose Ramon Fernandez, secretary general of CEEV, told just-drinks.
The European wine producers committee CEEV
called it "positive," the European Spirits Organisation CEPS said the five priorities were "entirely consistent" with its own approach and the European Forum for Responsible Drinking, an industry group, said it applauded the Commission "for rejecting attempts to hijack the strategy by those who advocated a biased view of the evidence base.
Jose Ramon Fernandez Barrero, Secretary-General of CEEV
(Comite Europeen des Entreprises Vins), whose organisation backs the reforms proposed by the Commission, indicated that some of the problems encountered by European wines might be avoided if labels "really explained the characteristics of the product".
In a debate on the Commission's proposal to allow wine-making practices such as adding wood-chips to EU-made wines, Jose Ramon Fernandez Barrero, Secretary General of CEEV
(Comite europeen des Entreprises Vin) called for wine labels to "explain the exact characteristics of the product," to highlight wines with additives.
If we want to remain the world leaders, market orientation is the key word which should dominate the reflections on this vital reform: the European market should be allowed to open to the changing demands of its consumers", said the CEEV
The Board of Directors of the Committee of the European Wine Industry (Comite Europeen des Enterprises Vins - CEEV) has therefore decided to open the CEEV "to direct participation by European wine companies", according to a press release published on 8 May.
On the eve of the reform of the EU's wine support regime announced by Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel, the CEEV demanded a "firm political commitment from the EU to promote the perception of wine and the wine sector in our society by drawing up a genuine European Wine Policy by means of the CMO".