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Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA outline Guidance plans

EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have published an outline of the Guidance they are developing on how to identify substances with endocrine disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides. The outline includes a projected table of contents, ...

20 Diciembre 2016

Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA start work on guidance

EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are developing scientific guidance to enable identification of endocrine disruptors. Earlier this year the European Commission proposed science-based criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in the contex ...

02 Diciembre 2016

EFSA and stakeholders discuss draft allergenicity guidance

EFSA has discussed input received during a public consultation on its draft guidance document on allergenicity of genetically modified (GM) plants with interested stakeholders. More than 60 scientific experts, representatives from Member States, NGOs, ind ...

29 Noviembre 2016

Chemical mixtures: help us define ‘MixTox’ before work starts

People, animals and the environment can be exposed to multiple chemicals from a variety of sources. EFSA is launching a ground-breaking initiative to propose methods for carrying out risk assessment for this complex issue. We are calling on stakeholders f ...

25 Octubre 2016

Xylella: evidence on host plants reviewed

EFSA’s plant health experts have reviewed new evidence regarding the categorisation of Vitis (grapevine), Citrus, Quercus ilex (holm oak) and Phoenix roebelenii (ornamental dwarf palm) as host plants of Xylella fastidiosa. The X. fastidiosa bacterium has ...

14 Octubre 2016

Xylella in Apulia: review finds no evidence of multiple types

There is no proof that multiple types of  Xylella fastidiosa  are present in Apulia, southern Italy, according to recently available scientific evidence examined by EFSA. The opinion from EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health is the last of three outputs addressin ...

18 Agosto 2016

Microplastics and nanoplastics in food – an emerging issue

There is global interest in the impact of plastic waste in seas and waterways on natural habitats and wildlife. EFSA has taken a first step towards a future assessment of the potential risks to consumers from microplastics and nanoplastics in food, especi ...

23 Junio 2016