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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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 ...

Statement of EFSA for substances that do not require MRL review

According to Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, active substances of plant protection products evaluated under Directive 91/414/EEC for which no MRLs are required shall be defined and listed in Annex IV to this Regulation. Among the active subst ...

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 ...

Statement of EFSA on carvone

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was required to review the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance carvone (d-/l-carvone at ...

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 ...

Statement of EFSA on the co-formulant POE-tallowamine

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to prepare a statement on the co-formulant polyethoxylated (POE) tallowamine based on the toxicological evaluation of POE-tallowamine presented by the rapporteur Member State G ...

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