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Call launch: supporting the food safety systems of the future

The European Commission has launched a call today to develop a research and innovation platform on food safety. It will make it easier for national food safety authorities, EU agencies, policy-makers, the scientific community and civil society to coordina ...

15 October 2019
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Priority plant pests in the EU: 5 things you need to know

What are priority pests? The 20 pests on the list published by the European Commission in October 2019 are quarantine pests that have been identified as top priorities for EU Member States based on the severity of the economic, social and environmental pr ...

11 October 2019
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Plant health: EU prioritises 20 pests

The European Commission has published a list of 20 “priority pests” that present the most serious economic, environmental and social threat to EU countries. The list includes Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanese beetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, citrus gr ...

11 October 2019
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Plant health newsletter: what’s on the horizon?

EFSA’s monthly round-up of plant health coverage in the media is now available on the EFSA Journal platform. The newsletter gathers together published articles and updates on plant pests that have been identified as potential threats to crops, forests and ...

18 September 2019
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EFSA issues new advice on phosphates

Estimated total intake of phosphates from food may exceed the safe level set by EFSA after re-evaluating their safety. EFSA’s scientists also recommend the introduction of maximum permitted levels to reduce the content of phosphates when used as additives ...

12 June 2019
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Partial renewal of EFSA's Management Board- call for applications

The European Commission has launched a call for expressions of interest to fill seven of the 14 positions on EFSA's Management Board. Appointments will be for two-year terms from 1 June 2020 to 30 June 2022. Once all applications have been submitted ...

27 May 2019
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