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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets

After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets for Salmonella in laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently re ...

18 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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Zoonotic diseases: progress has stalled

There were only minor fluctuations in reported cases of three main zoonotic diseases in the EU last year compared to 2016. The number of reported cases of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis has remained stable over the past five years, although listerio ...

12 December 2018
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Updates on the presence of TSEs in the EU

EFSA has published its third summary report on the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in the EU. The report provides results on data collected by all EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland for 2017. The main findings ...

29 November 2018
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Dietary reference values: interactive tool goes live

EFSA has launched an interactive tool that allows nutritionists and other health professionals to make quick and easy calculations using EFSA’s dietary reference values. The DRV Finder searches by population group or nutrient, allowing users to extract an ...

29 November 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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Food safety: simplified approach to make food donations easier

EFSA has developed a new food safety management approach that makes it simpler for small retailers to donate food. The simplified system would mean that retailers are not required to have detailed knowledge of specific hazards. It includes steps for check ...

07 November 2018
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