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Plant health networks

Risk assessment in plant health Established to build mutual understanding of risk assessment principles in the plant health sector and to provide increased transparency in the current risk assessment among Member States and EFSA. Terms of Reference List o ...

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Networks supporting the Pesticides Unit

EFSA’s networks consist of nationally appointed EU Member State organisations with expertise in the fields covered by the network. Representatives of the Commission and of other organisations (including those from outside the EU) with specific expertise m ...

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Pesticides peer-review experts meetings

The Pesticides Unit holds expert consultations on scientific and technical issues related to the peer review of a substance. They involve scientific experts nominated by Member States. These experts represent the following organisations: Austrian Agency f ...

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Pesticide evaluations: overview and procedure

EFSA is responsible for the peer review of the risk assessment of active substances used in plant protection products in the EU. Each active substance (the active component against pests/plant diseases contained in the plant protection product) has to be ...

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Biological hazards networks

BSE-TSE Set up to strengthen the scientific cooperation on BSE-TSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies) issues, reduce the duplication of activities and hence avoid divergence of opinion. Terms of reference List ...

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Biological hazard applications: overview and procedure

In the field of biological hazards, EFSA evaluates applications in two scientific areas: animal by-product treatments and decontamination substances other than potable water for food of animal origin. Animal by-product treatment Some animal by-products no ...