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Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA periodically updates the database on the host plants of  Xylella  spp. While previous editions of the database (2015 and 2016) dealt with the species  Xylella fastidiosa  only, this database version a ...

10 September 2018
Scientific Report of EFSA

Update of a database of host plants of Xylella fastidiosa: 20 November 2015

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA was tasked to periodically update its database of host plants of Xylella fastidiosa which was published in April 2015. An extensive literature search approach was used for updating the database in ord ...

09 February 2016
Scientific Report of EFSA

Modern methodologies for human hazard assessment of chemicals

This scientific report provides a review of modern methodologies and tools to depict toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic processes and their application for the human hazard assessment of chemicals. The application of these methods is illustrated with example ...

24 April 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Bee research: review, gaps and needs

This report reviews recent work on bee health carried out by EFSA, Member States (MSs) and the European Commission (EC). It identifies data and knowledge gaps and provides research recommendations that may facilitate the transition towards an integrated e ...

13 March 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Endogenous versus exogenous formaldehyde

The FEEDAP Panel received a request to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of formaldehyde used in feed for all animal species based on dossiers submitted by applicants. In parallel, the ANS Panel evaluated the safety of formaldehyde f ...

18 February 2014
Scientific Report of EFSA

Combined exposure to multiple chemicals

The development of harmonised terminology and frameworks for the human risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals (“chemical mixtures”) is an important area for EFSA and a number of activities have already been undertaken, i.e. in the fiel ...

12 July 2013
Scientific Report of EFSA

E. coli (STEC) O104:H4 2011 outbreaks in Europe

On 21 May 2011, Germany reported an ongoing outbreak of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC), serotype O104:H4. From an initial case control study, the outbreak was associated with the consumption of fresh salad vegetables. Subsequent investigati ...

03 October 2011
Scientific Report of EFSA