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Pesticides: first cumulative risk reports published

EFSA has published the results of its two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. The assessments – one considering chronic effects on the thyroid system and the other acute effects on the nervous system ...

29 April 2020
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Cumulative risk assessment of pesticides: FAQ

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 cou ...

29 April 2020
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Parma Summer School 2020 'One Health' to be held online

The 2020 edition of the Parma Summer School, organised by EFSA and the School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition of the University of Parma, in collaboration with the Catholic University Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, will be delivered as a virtual event ...

22 April 2020
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Listeria in frozen vegetables: how to reduce risks

EFSA has assessed the risks to public health from Listeria contamination of vegetables that are blanched – scalded in hot water or steam for a short time – before they are frozen. They conclude that the risks associated with the consumption of these produ ...

20 April 2020
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New grant opportunity: capacity building

EFSA has launched its latest call for partnering grant proposals from EU Member State organisations operating across the Authority’s remit. Proposals should aim to: Promote the transfer/exchange of knowledge in priority areas of work for EFSA (as laid dow ...

06 April 2020
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Pesticide residues in food: track trends with our browsable charts

EFSA has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the European Union. The report is based on data from the official national control activities carried out by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway and includes both targeted and ra ...

02 April 2020
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Bees and pesticides: third consultation on guidance review

EFSA is carrying out a third stakeholder consultation as part of its review of the guidance on risk assessment of pesticides and bees. EFSA’s dedicated stakeholder consultation group and Member State pesticide network have been asked for feedback on the p ...

24 March 2020
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New grant opportunity: microbiomes and plant pests

EFSA has launched its latest thematic grant call for proposals in the following areas: Evaluating the impact on/by gastrointestinal tract microbiomes (human and domestic animals) in assessments. Capacity building for evaluating the impact on/by environmen ...

16 March 2020
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EFSA goes Spanish

EFSA’s website is now available in Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. The addition of Spanish means that all EFSA’s essential information, news stories and background materials are accessible in five languages – the content is ...

12 March 2020
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