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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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 ...

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

Use of the Comprehensive Database

The EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database (Comprehensive Database) has been built from existing national information on food consumption at a detailed level. Competent organisations in the European Union’s Member States provided EFSA with ...

Guidance of EFSA
02 March 2011

Guidance on Data Exchange

Data collection is an important task of EFSA and a fundamental component of many of its risk assessment activities. With the assistance of the Technical Working Group on Data Collection, EFSA has developed two guidance documents to facilitate the exchange ...

Guidance of EFSA
05 November 2010

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 ...

Standard sample description for food and feed

Data collection is an important task of EFSA and a fundamental component of risk assessment (Articles 22 and 23 of Regulation EC No 178/2002). The Technical Working Group on Data Collection (TWG-DC) developed a guideline on the standard description of sam ...

Guidance of EFSA
29 January 2010

Collection of food consumption data

The availability of detailed, harmonised and high quality food consumption data at European level is a primary long term objective for EFSA which has been recognised as a top priority for collaboration with the EU Member States. This Guideline has been de ...

Guidance of EFSA
18 December 2009

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