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    Opium alkaloids in poppy seeds: assessment updated

    EFSA has updated its risk assessment of opium alkaloids in poppy seeds, confirming many of its previous findings, including the amount of these substances that can be consumed safely. The latest opinion also broadens the evidence that should be considered ...

    16 May 2018

    Update of the Scientific Opinion on opium alkaloids in poppy seeds

    Poppy seeds are obtained from the opium poppy  (Papaver somniferum  L.). They are used as food and to produce edible oil. The opium poppy plant contains narcotic alkaloids such as morphine and codeine. Poppy seeds do not contain the opium alkaloids, but c ...

    16 May 2018
    Scientific Opinion

    73rd PLH Plenary meeting

    Draft Agenda (116.9 KB) Minutes (156.16 KB) Plenaries Scientific panels false ...

    16 May 2018 to 17 May 2018
    Parma, Italy

    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

    81st plenary meeting of the ANS Panel- Open for observers

    Breaking news from EFSA’s expert meetings: Food additives and nutrient sources added to food (ANS) Find out about the latest adoptions and discussions by EFSA’s expert Panel on food additives and nutrient sources added to food. Follow our future video rep ...

    15 May 2018 to 17 May 2018