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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Occurrence of tropane alkaloids in food

No abstract available. Keywords:  tropane alkaloids, survey, occurrence, food products, calystegines, LC-MS/MS doi:  10.2903/sp.efsa.2016.EN-1140 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2014-00320 Adopted:  30 November 2016 Contact:  biocontam@efsa.europa.eu On request ...

Erucic acid in feed and food

Erucic acid is the trivial name of the fatty acid cis-13-docosenoic acid and occurs at high concentrations mainly in the seeds of species of the Brassicaceae (e.g. rape seed or mustard seed). The European Commission requested EFSA to deliver a scientific ...

Malachite green in food

Malachite green (MG) has been used globally in aquaculture but is not registered for use in food-producing animals in the European Union. The European Commission requested EFSA to evaluate whether a reference point for action (RPA) of 2 μg/kg for the sum ...

MCPD and glycidyl esters in food

EFSA was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on free and esterified 3- and 2-monochloropropane-1, 2-diol (MCPD) and glycidyl esters in food. Esters of 3- and 2-MCPD and glycidol are contaminants of processed vegetable oils; free MCPDs are formed in some ...

Cyanogenic glycosides in apricot kernels

Amygdalin is the major cyanogenic glycoside present in apricot kernels and is degraded to cyanide by chewing or grinding. Cyanide is of high acute toxicity in humans. The lethal dose is reported to be 0.5–3.5 mg/kg body weight (bw). An acute reference dos ...

Phorbol esters in Jatropha kernel meal

Following a request from the European Commission, the risks for human and animal health related to the presence of phorbol esters (PEs) in Jatropha kernel meal were assessed by the EFSA Panel of Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM). Jatropha curcas (Ja ...

Occurrence of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in food

No abstract available Keywords:  pyrrolizidine alkaloids, survey, occurrence, milk, eggs, meat, herbal teas, herbal food supplements, LC-MS/MS doi:  10.2903/sp.efsa.2015.EN-859 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2013-00337 Adopted:  23 July 2015 Contact:  contam@ef ...

Nitrofurans in food

Nitrofurans are antimicrobial agents not authorised for use in food-producing animals in the European Union. Nitrofurans are rapidly metabolised, occurring in animal tissues as protein-bound metabolites. The European Commission requested EFSA to provide a ...

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