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Acute human exposure assessment to tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9‐THC)

Delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ 9 ‐THC) is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. In 2015, EFSA established an acute reference dose (ARfD) of 1 μg/kg body weight (bw) for Δ 9 ‐THC and assessed acute dietar ...

07 January 2020
Scientific Report

Animal dietary exposure: overview of current approaches used at EFSA

At EFSA, animal dietary exposure estimates are undertaken by several Panels/Units to assess the risk of feed contaminants, pesticide residues, genetically modified feed and feed additives. Guidance documents describing methodologies for animal dietary exp ...

15 November 2019
Scientific Report

Analysis of the European baseline survey of norovirus in oysters

The European Commission requested scientific technical assistance for the analysis of a European Union coordinated monitoring programme on the prevalence of norovirus in raw oysters. A total of 2,180 valid samples were taken from production areas and 2,12 ...

15 July 2019
Scientific Report

Occurrence data of nickel in feed and animal exposure assessment

Nickel (Ni) is a silvery‐white, hard, ductile metal existing in oxidation states; in biological systems, Ni 2+  is the prevalent form. All analytical results used to estimate animal dietary exposure were reported as Ni', without providing information ...

24 June 2019
Scientific Report

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA periodically updates the database on the host plants of  Xylella  spp. While previous editions of the database (2015 and 2016) dealt with the species  Xylella fastidiosa  only, this database version a ...

10 September 2018
Scientific Report

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