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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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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 ...

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Meetings with Member States

Meetings with Member States bring together GMO Panel experts and technical experts from Member States to discuss scientific issues and exchange views on various aspects of GMO risk assessment. Depending on the context, these meetings can be bilateral, inv ...

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Genetically modified organisms networks

Risk assessment of GMOs The objective of this network is to build mutual understanding of the principles underlying the risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and to provide increased transparency in the current process between Member St ...

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Meetings with Stakeholders

Meetings with stakeholders bring together EFSA scientists and stakeholders to discuss scientific issues and exchange views on various aspects of GMO risk assessment. EFSA technical meeting with applicants on the EFSA submission guidance for genetically mo ...

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GMO applications: overview and procedure

EFSA evaluates the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) before they can be authorised for use as food or feed and/or for cultivation in the EU. This includes GM plants, GM microorganisms and GM animals. Applications are submitted to the nationa ...

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