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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Novel chemical hazard characterisation approaches

There is a fundamental change in thinking within the regulatory community due to a better understanding of the underlying biology of adverse effects to human health and the environment. The development of alternatives to use laboratory animals has become ...

Drivers for emerging issues in animal and plant health

The history of agriculture includes many animal and plant disease events that have had major consequences for the sector, as well as for humans. At the same time, human activities beyond agriculture have often driven the emergence of diseases. The more th ...

Xylella fastidiosa hosts, vectors, pathways and risk reduction

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA was asked to provide urgent scientific and technical assistance on the plant pathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. X. fastidiosa was detected in olive trees in Lecce province in Apulia, Italy, in O ...

Reference points for action

EFSA was asked by the European Commission to deliver a Scientific Opinion on guidance on methodological principles and scientific methods to be taken into account when establishing Reference Points for Action (RPAs) for non-allowed pharmacologically activ ...

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 ...

Achievements Scientific Committee

In about ten years of activity, the Scientific Committee of EFSA has been successful in addressing a number of challenging areas of increasingly complex nature related to scientific and procedural aspects of risk assessment in the food and feed chain. The ...

Special Issue
18 October 2012

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