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Call for new scientific information as regards the risk to bees from the use of the three neonicotinoid pesticide active substances clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam applied as seed treatments and granules in the EU

Deadline:  30 September 2015 Background Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 485/2013 amended the conditions for approvals of the active substances clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam for use in plant protection products, all belonging to th ...

22 May 2015

Call for chemical occurrence data: priorities for data collection

Deadline:  31 December 2014 Background In the framework of Articles 23 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, EFSA has received from the European Commission a mandate to collect on a continuous basis all available data on the occurrence of chemical contam ...

10 November 2014

Call for data on Bovine Tuberculosis testing

Deadline:  26 April 2012 Background The Commission requested the  European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  to issue a scientific opinion on the suitability of the IFN test or other, possibly newer, tests for inclusion amongst the official tests for the purp ...

25 March 2012

Call for scientific data on Mineral Oil hydrocarbons in food

Deadline:  15 October 2010 Background Mineral hydrocarbons are a heterogeneous group of substances consisting of mixtures of different-sized hydrocarbon molecules, which may include saturated and/or unsaturated hydrocarbons with a linear, branched or cycl ...

05 August 2010

Request for data on brominated flame retardants levels in foodstuffs

Deadline:  20 December 2010 Background Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are anthropogenic chemicals that are added to a wide variety of consumer/commercial products in order to improve their fire resistance. Concern has been raised because of the occurr ...

14 December 2009