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Science, food, society: EFSA conference 2018 – day 2

After putting risk assessment in a societal context during yesterday’s opening plenary, the EFSA Conference today focuses on advancing risk assessment science. In four break-out sessions, leading experts from across the globe explore the future of risk as ...

19 September 2018

New scientific panels elect chairs

New EFSA experts hit the ground running Following a three-day ‘science fair’ of talks, meetings and interactive sessions, over 170 scientific experts selected for EFSA’s 10 scientific panels have elected their chairs and started their work. Dr Juliane Kle ...

05 July 2018

Listeria monocytogenes: update on foodborne outbreak

Frozen corn and possibly other frozen vegetables are the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that has been affecting Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom since 2015. Experts used whole genome sequencing to identify ...

03 July 2018

Whole genome sequencing in food safety: the state of play

EFSA has published two reports which provide a picture of how whole genome sequencing (WGS) can be used in food safety and how extensively such techniques are used in Europe. WGS is increasingly used in public health and food safety laboratories, but it i ...

29 June 2018

EFSA and Joint Research Centre renew cooperation agreement

On 26 June 2018, Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director General, and Bernhard Url, Executive Director of EFSA, renewed the collaboration agreement between the two institutions- ©European Union, 2018 The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and EFSA hav ...

26 June 2018

Experts named for EFSA scientific panels

EFSA has selected over 170 top scientific experts to take up the baton of the Authority’s scientific panels in July. These experts play a leading role in providing independent scientific advice to protect EU consumers, animals and the environment. EFSA’s ...

15 May 2018

EU Agencies mark Europe Day with new video

EU Agencies Network 2018 On Europe Day (9 May) this week the Network of EU Agencies is launching a new video highlighting the vital role we play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of EU citizens. The video subtitled in all EU languages shows a snapshot ...

08 May 2018