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Public consultation: Ochratoxin A

EFSA is seeking feedback from interested parties on its scientific opinion about public health risks related to the presence of Ochratoxin A (OTA) in food – a mycotoxin naturally produced by fungi such as the Penicillium and Aspergillus species. The deadl ...

04 December 2019
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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2019

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). European Antibiotic Awareness Day takes place every year on 18 November to raise awareness of the threat to public health from antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent use of antibiotics. Fight ...

18 November 2019
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Public consultation: aflatoxins in food

EFSA is launching a public consultation on the risks to public health related to the presence of aflatoxins in food. Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by two species of Aspergillus, a fungus found especially in areas with hot and humid climates. Aflatoxi ...

04 October 2019
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Bees and pesticides: second consultation begins on guidance review

EFSA is carrying out a second stakeholder consultation in support of the review of its guidance on pesticides and bees. The dedicated stakeholder consultation group has been asked to comment on the protocol that EFSA will use to collect and evaluate data ...

26 September 2019
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Public consultation: cumulative risk assessment of pesticides

EFSA is carrying out a public consultation on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. Interested parties have until 15 November to submit comments on two assessments: one considers chronic effects on ...

17 September 2019
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FAQ: cumulative risk assessment of pesticides

  Why is EFSA working on cumulative risk assessment? Risks to consumers from the presence of pesticide residues in food are currently estimated substance by substance. However, a number of pesticides have similar effects and their impact on human health c ...

17 September 2019
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Public consultation: chlorinated paraffins in food and feed

EFSA is seeking feedback from interested parties on its scientific opinion about the risks to human and animal health related to the presence of chlorinated paraffins in food and feed. Chlorinated paraffins have been produced since the 1930s for a variety ...

06 August 2019
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Chlorpyrifos: assessment identifies human health effects

The pesticide chlorpyrifos does not meet the criteria required by legislation for the renewal of its approval in the European Union, EFSA has said in a statement. The approval period for chlorpyrifos expires in January 2020, and the manufacturers’ applica ...

02 August 2019
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Guidance on bees and pesticides: work plan published

EFSA has outlined how it plans to review its guidance on the risk assessment of pesticides and bees in the EU. As the outline shows, stakeholders and pesticide experts from Member States will be consulted regularly throughout the process. The first consul ...

05 July 2019
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Pesticide residues in food: what's the picture in the EU?

The latest edition of the annual EU report on pesticide residues in food is now available. Just under 96% of food samples were found to be free of pesticide residues or to contain traces that fall within legally permitted levels. EFSA analysed the results ...

26 June 2019
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