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EFSA explains risk assessment: nitrites and nitrates added to food

In June 2017 EFSA published two scientific opinions on its re-evaluation of nitrites and nitrates added to food. This summary explains why nitrites and nitrates are present in food, and what EFSA’s experts concluded on their safety. ISBN number:  978-92-9 ...

15 June 2017
Corporate Publication

EFSA explains risk assessment: Glyphosate

Glyphosate is an active substance that is widely used in pesticides. In 2015, EFSA and EU Member States completed a risk assessment and peer review that updates our scientific knowledge of the toxicity of glyphosate. This non-specialist summary provides a ...

12 November 2015
Corporate Publication

EFSA explains the Safety of Bisphenol A

BPA is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic food contact materials such as re-usable plastic tableware and can coatings (mainly as protective linings). Another widespread application of BPA is in thermal paper commonly used ...

21 January 2015
Corporate Publication

Multi-annual programme on International Scientific Cooperation 2014–2016

This multi-annual programme on ‘EFSA’s international scientific cooperation 2014–2016’ builds on EFSA’s ‘Strategic approach to international activities 2009–2012’ and is guided by the recommendations of EFSA’s Management Board in connection with the 2 nd ...

07 July 2014
Corporate Publication

EFSA explains the Safety of Aspartame

In EFSA’s first ever full risk assessment of the food additive aspartame, the Authority’s experts concluded that aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure. This four-page summary of the safety of asp ...