EFSA identifies topics for new cross-cutting guidance

EFSA’s Scientific Committee has carried out a review of its cross-cutting risk assessment Guidance Documents to identify gaps requiring either the development of new guidance or the revision of existing guidance. The Committee has recommended that new guidance be drafted in four areas: interpretation of epidemiological studies; use of the weight of evidence approach; biological relevance in toxicology; and import risk assessment. It also recommends that two Guidance Documents – on harmonisation of the assessment of human exposure, and terminology in risk assessment – be updated. A timetable for these proposed projects will be drawn up in due course.