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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Manual for reporting on food-borne outbreaks

This manual provides specific guidance for reporting on food-borne outbreaks under the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC. It is based on the reporting format described in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report on ‘Updated technical specification ...

Manual for reporting on antimicrobial resistance

This manual provides guidance for reporting antimicrobial resistance under the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC and Implementing Commission Decision 2013/652/EU in food-producing animals and foodstuffs derived thereof. The objective is to harmonise and s ...

2014 Chemical Contaminants Data Collection

A qualitative analysis of the 2014 annual collection of analytical results on chemical contaminants in food and feed covering the sampling year 2013 was performed. Data are submitted annually to EFSA by European data providers to support EFSA’s work progr ...

EFSA’s Activities on Emerging Risks in 2014

In 2014, the procedure for emerging risk identification was further developed and follow-up activities on the specific issues identified were carried out. Eighteen issues were evaluated, 5 issues have been so far selected for further investigation. In add ...

Emerging Risks Exchange Network Report 2014

EFSA established an Emerging Risks Exchange Network (EREN) to exchange information between EFSA and the MSs on possible emerging risks for food and feed safety in 2010. The Network is currently composed of delegates from 21 Member States and an EFTA count ...

Specific requirements

EFSA requires data on the occurrence of chemicals in food to undertake dietary exposure assessments. The Standard Sample Description (SSD) for food and feed is the EFSA standard for transmission of chemical occurrence data from different data providers (M ...

Technical report
30 June 2015

FoodEx2 revision 2

FoodEx2 is a comprehensive food classification and description system aimed at covering the need to describe food in data collections across different food safety domains. After its first release in 2011, the system was broadly tested in various practical ...

Technical report
04 May 2015

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