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Dietary reference values: advice on riboflavin

EFSA has set dietary reference values for riboflavin (vitamin B2) as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Based on new scientific findings, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) decided to update the dietary ...

07 August 2017
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Scientists investigate origin of isolated BSE cases

The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the disease in cattle.  However, isolated cases are still being reported in the EU and for this reason the European Commi ...

13 July 2017
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EFSA reviews safety of glutamates added to food

EFSA has established a safe intake level for glutamic acid and glutamates used as food additives after re-evaluating their safety. The Authority also concluded that estimated dietary exposure to glutamic acid and glutamates may exceed not only the safe le ...

12 July 2017
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Hepatitis E: raw pork is main cause of infection in EU

Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said EFSA. More than 21,000 cases of hepatitis E infections have been reported in humans over the last 10 years, with an overall 10-fold inc ...

11 July 2017
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EFSA confirms safe levels for nitrites and nitrates added to food

Existing safe levels for nitrites and nitrates intentionally added to meat and other foods are sufficiently protective for consumers, EFSA has concluded after re-evaluating their safety. Consumer exposure to nitrites and nitrates as food additives is with ...

15 June 2017
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Latest science further protects infants

EFSA’s approach for assessing substances found in food intended for infants below 16 weeks of age will further support EU decision-making on the safety of food for this age group. The guidance will apply from now on to EFSA assessments linked to food safe ...

31 May 2017
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Dietary reference values: EFSA publishes advice on vitamin K

EFSA has set dietary reference values for vitamin K as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. The Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) decided to maintain the dietary reference values established by the Scientifi ...

22 May 2017
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EFSA publishes advice on follow-on formulae with lower protein content

Follow-on formula with a protein content of at least 1.6 g/100 kcal made from either cow or goat’s milk is safe and suitable for infants living in Europe, EFSA says. Current EU legislation sets the minimum protein content at 1.8 g/100kcal. For the scienti ...

11 May 2017
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New guidance: infant and follow-on formula from protein hydrolysates

New guidance published by EFSA will assist applicants in preparing and presenting dossiers for authorisation of infant and/or follow-on formulae manufactured from protein hydrolysates. It will also help applicants in preparing dossiers to assess a product ...

11 May 2017
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