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Guidance on quantitative pest risk assessment

This Guidance describes a two‐phase approach for a fit‐for‐purpose method for the assessment of plant pest risk in the territory of the EU. Phase one consists of pest categorisation to determine whether the pest has the characteristics of a quarantine pes ...

03 August 2018
Guidance

Guidance on Uncertainty Analysis in Scientific Assessments

Uncertainty analysis is the process of identifying limitations in scientific knowledge and evaluating their implications for scientific conclusions. It is therefore relevant in all EFSA’s scientific assessments and also necessary, to ensure that the asses ...

24 January 2018
Guidance

BMD approach in risk assessment

The Scientific Committee (SC) reconfirms that the benchmark dose (BMD) approach is a scientifically more advanced method compared to the NOAEL approach for deriving a Reference Point (RP). Most of the modifications made to the SC guidance of 2009 concern ...

24 January 2017
Guidance

Review of cross-cutting guidance

To increase transparency and harmonisation, EFSA asked the Scientific Committee for advice on how cross-cutting guidance documents should be used across EFSA, reviewed and kept up-to-date. The Committee examined 23 documents that should be applied consist ...

16 April 2015
Guidance

Guidance on evaluation of risk reduction options

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requested the Panel on Plant Health (PLH Panel) to provide guidance for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the options for plants and plant products for reducing the risk of introduction and spread of harmful ...

13 June 2012
Guidance

Guidance on default values to be used in the absence of measured data

This guidance of the Scientific Committee, prepared on request of EFSA, describes the scientific rationale for a number of default values to be used in a harmonised way across EFSA Scientific Committee, Scientific Panels and Units; it also harmonises the ...

07 March 2012
Guidance

Guidance on the environmental risk assessment of plant pests

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requested the Panel on Plant Health to develop a methodology for assessing the environmental risks posed by harmful organisms that may enter, establish and spread in the European Union. To do so, the Panel first r ...

09 December 2011
Guidance

Guidance for 90-day study on whole food/feed in rodents

Following a request from the European Commission, the Scientific Committee developed principles and guidance for the establishment of protocols for 90-day whole food/feed studies in rodents. The guidance complements the OECD Test guideline 408 and provide ...

07 December 2011
Guidance

Guidance for risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials

The European Food Safety Authority has developed a practical approach for assessing potential risks arising from applications of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain. Guidance is provided on: (i) the physico-chemical characterisatio ...

10 May 2011
Guidance

Harmonised framework for pest risk assessment in the EU

The Scientific Panel on Plant Health was requested by EFSA to develop a guidance document on a harmonised framework for risk assessment of organisms harmful to plants and plant products and the identification and evaluation of risk management options. The ...

10 February 2010
Guidance

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