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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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Xylella update: still no cure, control measures crucial

EFSA has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in th ...

15 May 2019
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Public consultation: phthalates used in food contact materials

  EFSA is launching a public consultation on the draft update of its 2005 risk assessments of five phthalates which are authorised for use in plastic food contact materials. For the updated draft opinion, EFSA’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes an ...

21 February 2019
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Public consultation: Guidance on assessing high-risk plants

EFSA is inviting comments on its draft guidance for assessing plants listed as high-risk by the European Union. Last week experts from all EU countries approved a list of 39 plants that are deemed to be high-risk because they are associated with dangerous ...

17 December 2018
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Xylella: host plant database updated

EFSA has completed two pieces of work that substantially expand knowledge and understanding of Xylella fastidiosa, the plant pathogen that is attacking fruit trees and other plants in parts of Europe. The agency has published the latest update of its data ...

10 September 2018
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BPA update: working group to start reviewing new studies

A new EFSA working group of scientific experts will start evaluating recent toxicological data on the food contact material bisphenol A (BPA) this month. EFSA’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) will then re-assess the pot ...

04 September 2018
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Food enzymes: EFSA launches DIY exposure tool

EFSA has published the Food Enzyme Intake Model (FEIM), a tool for estimating chronic dietary exposure to food enzymes used in different food processes. FEIM follows the methodology recommended in 2016 by EFSA’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, F ...

04 July 2018
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