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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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Nutrition applications: overview and procedure

EFSA assesses the scientific basis of nutrition and health claims submitted for authorisation in the EU. Work in the area of nutrition related to applications also includes the evaluation of novel foods, infant formulae and food allergens. The European Co ...

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Nutrition networks

Novel Foods The role of the NF Network is to provide a platform for the scientific cooperation between risk assessors of the EU Member States and EFSA in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), and to enhance risk assessment practices in the area ...

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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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