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EFSA assesses safety of green tea catechins

EFSA has assessed the safety of green tea catechins from dietary sources, following concerns regarding their possible harmful effects on the liver. EFSA concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe. When taken as ...

18 April 2018
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Novel food applications: new administrative guidance for applicants

New guidance is available that will help applicants to prepare novel food applications. The administrative guidance includes a checklist of the data requirements outlined in EFSA’s “Guidance on the preparation and presentation of an application for author ...

16 February 2018
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Citrus black spot: new evidence reviewed

EFSA’s plant health experts have reviewed a study that suggests the pathogen which causes citrus black spot disease (CBS) is present in Europe. Phyllosticta citricarpa is listed as a quarantine plant pest in the EU and has never before been identified in ...

23 January 2018
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Public consultation: sugars in food

EFSA is seeking feedback on the approach it plans to take for its upcoming assessment of dietary sugars. The aim of the assessment is to establish a cut-off value for intake of “free” sugars that is not associated with adverse health effects. EFSA’s Panel ...

09 January 2018
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Protocol published for sodium DRVs

EFSA has finalised the protocol it will use to establish dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium. The protocol, which is available on EFSA’s Knowledge Junction platform, was completed following a public consultation. The protocol will determine how EFS ...

22 December 2017
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BPA plan ready for new EFSA assessment in 2018

Feedback from a public consultation has helped EFSA to finalise the strategy for its next re-evaluation of the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA). A “scientific protocol” that transparently details upfront the scope, methodology and information needs before th ...

14 December 2017
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Xylella: EFSA participates in ministerial conference

EFSA took part in a high-level ministerial conference on Xylella fastidiosa on 1 December 2017. The meeting in Paris was organised jointly by the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, and the French Minister for Agriculture and ...

04 December 2017
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