EFSA is looking forward to another busy year as it prepares to deliver around 690 scientific outputs in 2013. Specific aspects of the risk assessment programme will include advice on the use of animal-based welfare indicators and meat inspection. Work related to public health will covers areas such as dietary reference values for micronutrients, mycotoxins and acrylamide. Other key outputs will include bee health and pesticides, bisphenol A and aspartame to name a few. The full programme will reflect EFSA’s broad remit to protect consumers, animals and the environment while supporting innovation in the agri-food sector.