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Public Health

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) 2013-2016

The Committee provides opinions on health and safety risks (chemical, biological, mechanical and other physical risks) of non-food consumer products (e.g. cosmetic products and their ingredients, toys, textiles, clothing, personal care and household products) and services (e.g. tattooing, artificial sun tanning).


Opinions and statements

At the end of the risk assessment process, the Committee adopts opinions. The Committee can also, at its own initiative, publish statements on specific topics.

Opinions in plain language

For some opinions – of direct relevance to the public – a plain-language version is produced for non-specialists.



  • Rules of procedure of the Scientific Committees
  • the stakeholder dialogue procedure is set out in Annex IV of that document



Former Scientific Committees

Information on former Scientific Committees

1st plenary meeting, Luxembourg, 11-12 April 2013