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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Phenylbutazone in horse meat

Controls in Member States have revealed the presence of phenylbutazone in horse carcasses intended for the food chain.  Following the request from the European Commission, the European Medicines Agency and the European Food Safety Authority jointly conclu ...

Ammonium released from water filters

The European Commission (EC) asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for scientific assistance regarding the possible impact on human health of exposure to ammonium released from water filter cartridges. EFSA was asked whether a level of ammonium ...

Risk assessment on contaminants

The EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) carries out risk assessment on contaminants in food and feed. The presence of hazardous chemical contaminants or undesirable substances in food and feed is often unavoidable as these substanc ...

Achievements EFSA’s FEEDAP Panel

The inauguration of the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) early in 2003 coincided with the introduction of new and extensively revised legislation in the form of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 controlling the use of ...

Statement of EFSA on the possible risks for public and animal health from the contamination of the feed and food chain due to possible ash-fall following the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a scientific advice on the possible short-term risks for food and feed safety including drinking water, in the wake of the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull ...

Consolidated presentation of the joint Scientific Opinion of the GMO and BIOHAZ Panels on the "Use of Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Marker Genes in Genetically Modified Plants” and the Scientific Opinion of the GMO Panel on “Consequences of the Opinion

No abstract available Keywords:  Directive 2001/18/EC, Regulation 1829/2003, GMOs, GM plants, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance marker genes, safety, food safety, human health, environment, horizontal gene transfer, nptII, aadA. doi:  10.2903/j.efsa.2009 ...

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