EFSA Journal

EFSA publishes all its scientific outputs, including its scientific opinions, in the EFSA Journal. It also issues a range of supporting publications. See also Definitions of EFSA Scientific Outputs and Supporting Publications.

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Protocol for a systematic review on health outcomes related to the age of introduction of complementary food for the scientific assessment of the appropriate age of introduction of complementary feeding into an infant's diet

In 2016, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received a mandate from the European Commission to update its 2009 opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants. In order to retrieve data on health outcomes related ...

Guidance on the EU Menu methodology

The availability of detailed, harmonised and high-quality food consumption data for use in dietary exposure assessments is a long-term objective of EFSA. In 2009, the EFSA guidance on “General principles for the collection of national food consumption dat ...

Guidance of EFSA
22 December 2014

Guidance on Data Exchange version 2.0

Data collection is an important task of EFSA and a fundamental component of many of its risk assessment activities. Transparency and openness regarding the way in which data are collected and analysed are underlying principles of EFSA’s operations. This g ...

Guidance of EFSA
19 December 2014

Standard Sample Description ver. 2.0

Data collection is an important task of EFSA and a fundamental component of risk assessment. In order to facilitate reporting of occurrence data to EFSA from several food safety domains the Working Group on Standard Sample Description (SSD) Extension exte ...

Guidance of EFSA
31 October 2013

Guidance on risk assessment on bees

The Guidance Document is intended to provide guidance for notifiers and authorities in the context of the review of plant protection products (PPPs) and their active substances under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. The scientific opinion on the science behind ...

2012 Update on cloning of farmed animals

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received in December 2011, a request from the European Commission for an update on the possible scientific developments for cloning of farmed animals for food production purposes. The present Statement follows the ...

Guidance for the use of the total diet study approach

A Total Diet Study (TDS) can be a complementary approach to traditional monitoring and surveillance programs, which instead of focusing on compliance is designed to provide a solid basis for calculating population dietary exposure and assessing potential ...

Guidance of EFSA
24 November 2011

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