EFSA Journal

L’EFSA pubblica tutta la sua produzione scientifica, compresi i pareri scientifici, nell’EFSA Journal. Divulga inoltre una serie di pubblicazioni di supporto. Vedi anche: Definizione atti scientifici e pubblicazioni di supporto.

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Overview of available toxicity data for calystegines

Calystegines are polyhydroxylated nortropane alkaloids that have been found in various solanaceous foods, in particular in potatoes and aubergines. The biological activity and potential toxicity of calystegines are associated with their capacity to inhibi ...

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA periodically updates the database on the host plants of  Xylella  spp. While previous editions of the database (2015 and 2016) dealt with the species  Xylella fastidiosa  only, this database version a ...

Dyes in aquaculture and reference points for action

The European Commission requested EFSA to evaluate whether a series of dyes are covered by the ‘Guidance on methodological principles and scientific methods to be taken into account when establishing Reference Points for Action (RPAs) for non‐allowed phar ...

HBGVs for dioxins and dioxin like-PCBs

Different organisations have undertaken risk assessments of dioxins resulting in the issuance of a range of health-based guidance values. This report examines the approaches taken by the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF), the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committ ...

Dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic

Arsenic is a ubiquitous metalloid present at low concentrations in rocks, soil and natural ground water. A total of 103 773 food samples (including drinking water) were used to calculate dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs). Of these, 101 020 were ...

3-MCPD occurrence in food in Europe

3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) is a food processing contaminant classified as a possible human carcinogen for which the SCF established a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 2 µg/kg b.w. This report describes levels of 3-MCPD in food, based on 1 235 an ...

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