Following its approval by the European Parliament, the Transparency Regulation was formally adopted on 13 June 2019. The main aims of the regulation are to increase the transparency of risk assessment in the EU food chain, strengthen the reliability, objectivity and independence of the studies used by EFSA in its risk assessments, and revisit EFSA’s governance to ensure its long-term sustainability.
The Transparency Regulation will become applicable on 27 March 2021, and in response EFSA is introducing a series of new services, processes and tools affecting – among others – business operators and applicants.
EFSA held a public webinar for the interested parties – in particular business operators and applicants – to introduce the main aspects of the Transparency Regulation and outline the new requirements as well as the new services available for business operators as of March 2021.
This webinar, hosted by EFSA’s Executive Director Bernhard Url, was also an opportunity to introduce the programme of digital training sessions starting in January 2021. The training sessions will explain in detail the new tools and processes that will be in place after the regulation enters into application.
For more information on the Transparency Regulation, please refer to the following webpage:
Webinar recording and relevant materials
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