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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QPS approach for the safety assessment of botanicals

The Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) approach, initially developed for the assessment of microorganisms referred to EFSA and added to the food chain is equally applicable to the assessment of botanicals or botanical preparations. Using the principles ...

Compendium of Botanicals – Version N° 2

In April 2009, EFSA published on its website a Compendium of botanicals reported to contain toxic, addictive, psychotropic or other substances of concern. The purpose of the Compendium is to assist risk assessors responsible for the evaluation of specific ...

Scientific Report of EFSA
31 May 2012

Safety assessment of botanicals and botanical preparations

In this opinion, EFSA’s Scientific Committee provides guidance on the scientific data needed to carry out a safety assessments of a botanical or a botanical preparation. It also proposes a two-tiered scientific approach for the safety assessment depending ...

Guidance
10 September 2009

ESCO advice on the EFSA guidance for the safety assessment of botanicals

No abstract available Keywords:  Botanicals, botanical preparations, safety assessment, food supplement, toxicological properties, ESCO. doi:  10.2903/j.efsa.2009.280 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2008-388a EFSA-Q-2008-388b Journal Number:  EFSA Journal 2009; ...