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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Guidance on Uncertainty Analysis in Scientific Assessments

Uncertainty analysis is the process of identifying limitations in scientific knowledge and evaluating their implications for scientific conclusions. It is therefore relevant in all EFSA’s scientific assessments and also necessary, to ensure that the asses ...

24 January 2018

BMD approach in risk assessment

The Scientific Committee (SC) reconfirms that the benchmark dose (BMD) approach is a scientifically more advanced method compared to the NOAEL approach for deriving a Reference Point (RP). Most of the modifications made to the SC guidance of 2009 concern ...

24 January 2017

Microbiological risk assessment

Microbiological risk assessment is defined by the CODEX Alimentarius Commission as ‘a scientifically based process consisting of the following steps: (i) hazard identification; (ii) hazard characterisation; (iii) exposure assessment; and (iv) risk charact ...

Special Issue
30 June 2016

Weighing evidence and assessing uncertainties

Methodologies for integrating (weighing) evidence and assessing uncertainties are of utmost importance to ensure that scientific assessments are transparent, robust and fit for purpose to support decision-makers. One of the key challenges remains the deve ...

Special Issue
30 June 2016