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Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high

Monitoring data on the presence of residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food show high rates of compliance with recommended safety levels. Presence of prohibited substances was also low. The percentage of samples ...

13 May 2019
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Bees and pesticides: stakeholders to participate in guidance review

EFSA is setting up a stakeholder consultative group to support its upcoming review of the guidance on risk assessment of pesticides and bees. The group will be consulted at various stages during the review and provide input to the EFSA scientific working ...

08 May 2019
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Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

ECDC/EFSA report “rings alarm bells”, says EU Commissioner Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be tra ...

26 February 2019
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Feed additives: online tool upgraded to improve exposure estimates

As of today applicants can make better estimates of exposure to residues of feed additives, thanks to a new release of the Feed Additives Consumer Exposure calculator (FACE). The FACE calculator is a user-friendly tool for estimating chronic and acute die ...

19 February 2019
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Contaminants update: first of two opinions on PFAS in food

EFSA has proposed to revise the tolerable intakes of two chemical contaminants to which humans are exposed through the food chain as a result of environmental pollution. This is the first of two assessments of substances collectively known as perfluoroalk ...

13 December 2018
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Pesticides: new deadline for cumulative risk assessments

EFSA has set a new deadline for completion of two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. The assessments were originally scheduled for publication by the end of this year but have been moved back followi ...

05 December 2018
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Second cyanide in food opinion – have your say on draft

EFSA is publicly consulting on the follow-up to its 2016 scientific opinion on the acute health risks from cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels. Tiny traces of naturally-occurring compounds called cyanogenic glycosides can be present in some foods ...

27 November 2018
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Dioxins and related PCBs: tolerable intake level updated

EFSA has confirmed the conclusion of previous assessments that dietary exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs – environmental pollutants present at low levels in food and feed – is a health concern. Data from European countries indicate an exceedance of ...

20 November 2018
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Public consultation: Guidance on feed additives and the environment

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance for assessing the safety of feed additives for the environment. The guidance document is intended to help applicants prepare and present applications for the authorisation of feed additives. It ...

08 October 2018
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