EFSA and its sister agencies providing scientific advice on environment, public health and food safety have published a joint statement to express their common commitment to support the One Health agenda in Europe.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Taenia solium, and plant-based products were among topics discussed at the latest meeting of a European network focused on risk assessment.
The Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA Network)
Historically, safety assessments of chemicals in food and feed (as well as for medicines, consumer products, industrial and other chemicals) have relied on evidence from animal experiments. This core practice in evaluating risks from chemicals has, b
Smoke flavourings do not have the same preservative function but when added to foods they give them a smoky taste.
EFSA has assessed the safety of eight smoke flavourings on the EU market, the authorisation of which was due for renewal, according
Background to the scientific opinion
- The European Union (EU) has experienced an epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild and domestic birds in recent years.
- Areas with dense populations of poultry farms are at particular risk of
The European Commission has set new limits for the use of nitrites and nitrates as food additives.
The tighter levels aim to protect against pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, and Clostridium botulinum, while reducing the exposure to n
There’s not going to be any lab -grown meat in Europe until the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says so.
But according to Wolfgang Gelbmann, a senior scientific officer at EFSA in the novel foods area, Europe has not received any applications
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a call for expressions of interest (Ref. EFSA/WG/NANO/2023/01) for Working Group Experts in Nanotechnologies.
This opportunity is open to experienced, independent experts with relevant scientifi
Shiga toxin-producing E. albertii and children overdosing on Vitamin D are among topics on the radar of European authorities, according to a recent report.
Eighteen potential emerging issues were discussed in 2021 and eight were judged to be emerging
The objectives of the framework contract resulting from this procurement procedure are as follows: estimate the dual burden (zDALYs) of nine foodborne zoonoses in the EU Member States and EEA/EFTA countries (campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis, listeri
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EFSA's Unit on Feed and Contaminants has launched a public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the update of the risk assessment of inorganic arsenic in food. This document presents a re-evaluation of the toxicity of inorganic arsenic, an
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The number of outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in pigs and cases reported in wild boar in the European Union (EU) fell considerably in 2022 compared to the previous year, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Aut
After the success of the first Science Meets Policy virtual conference in September 2020 (over 500 participants from 49 countries), EFSA and the European Commission’s Inter-European Union Reference Laboratories (EURLs) Working Group on Whole Genome S
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) are concurrently assessing the risks associated with aspartame.
IARC has assessed if aspartame could pose a cancer risk, while JE
EFSA officially launched a new journal Food Risk Assess Europe (FRAE), an open access repository of selected scientific articles from national food safety agencies across the EU.
As an addition to EFSA Journal on Wiley, FRAE aims to promote collabor
The Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS) is an annual international conference for discussion of innovative technologies and partnerships to enhance translation of basic science into regulatory applications within the global context. The confer
EFSA has officially launched our new journal Food Risk Assess Europe (FRAE), an open access repository of selected scientific articles from national food safety agencies across the EU.
Most of us will be familiar with the impact climate change has on the environment – biodiversity loss, rising sea levels, higher temperatures and much more. But it also has direct and indirect effects on the safety of our food and this is something t
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