EFSA and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have agreed to enhance their scientific cooperation and dialogue related to risk assessment. Martine Dubuc, Vice-President of Science and Chief Food Safety Officer of CFIA, and Bernhard Url, Executive Director of EFSA, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 14 December 2015 for an initial period of five years.
The future cooperation focuses on two main areas: the collection, analysis and sharing of technical data in risk assessment; and the sharing of views and expertise in the area of methodologies for data collection, risk assessment and risk communication.
Welcoming the agreement, Martine Dubuc said: “It confirms the need to engage at the world level. We need to exchange risk assessment data and information across the world for the benefit of the citizens.”