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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Erucic acid in feed and food

Erucic acid is the trivial name of the fatty acid cis-13-docosenoic acid and occurs at high concentrations mainly in the seeds of species of the Brassicaceae (e.g. rape seed or mustard seed). The European Commission requested EFSA to deliver a scientific ...

Malachite green in food

Malachite green (MG) has been used globally in aquaculture but is not registered for use in food-producing animals in the European Union. The European Commission requested EFSA to evaluate whether a reference point for action (RPA) of 2 μg/kg for the sum ...

MCPD and glycidyl esters in food

EFSA was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on free and esterified 3- and 2-monochloropropane-1, 2-diol (MCPD) and glycidyl esters in food. Esters of 3- and 2-MCPD and glycidol are contaminants of processed vegetable oils; free MCPDs are formed in some ...

EU scientific workshop on bee health and sustainable pollination

No abstract available. Keywords:  bee health, sustainable pollination, apiculture, research recommendation, European research framework programme, Horizon 2020, expert knowledge elicitation doi:  10.2903/sp.efsa.2016.EN-1026 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2016- ...

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28 aprile 2016

Cyanogenic glycosides in apricot kernels

Amygdalin is the major cyanogenic glycoside present in apricot kernels and is degraded to cyanide by chewing or grinding. Cyanide is of high acute toxicity in humans. The lethal dose is reported to be 0.5–3.5 mg/kg body weight (bw). An acute reference dos ...

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