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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

Chemicals in food 2016: Overview of selected data collection

Pesticide residues in vegetables? Contaminants in palm oil? Traces of veterinary medicines in meat? This report provides an overview of data collected by EU Member States and analysed by EFSA in 2015 and 2016 to monitor chemicals in food and help protect ...

15 December 2016
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

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 ...