EFSA Journal

EFSA publishes all its scientific outputs, including its scientific opinions, in the EFSA Journal. It also issues a range of supporting publications. See also Definitions of EFSA Scientific Outputs and Supporting Publications.

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Outcome of the public consultation on the draft Scientific Opinion on the applicability of the EFSA Opinion on site‐directed nucleases type 3 for the safety assessment of plants developed using site‐directed nucleases type 1 and 2 and oligonucleotide...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on the applicability of the EFSA Opinion on site‐directed nucleases type 3 for the safety assessment of plants developed using site‐direct ...

Technical report
24 November 2020

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft adequacy and sufficiency evaluation of existing EFSA guidelines for the molecular characterisation, environmental risk assessment and post‐market environmental monitoring of genetically modified insects...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out an online public consultation to receive input from interested parties/persons on the draftscientific opinion on the adequacy and sufficiencyevaluation of existing guidelines for the molecular characte ...

Technical report
12 November 2020

Outcome of the public consultation on the draft Scientific Opinion on the evaluation of existing guidelines for their adequacy for the microbial characterisation and environmental risk assessment of micro‐organisms obtained through synthetic biology

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on the draft scientific opinion on the evaluation of existing guidelines for their adequacy for the microbial characterisation and environ ...

Technical report
28 October 2020

EFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2019

The main objectives of EFSA's activities on emerging risks are: (i) to carry out activities to identify emerging risks; and (ii) to develop and improve emerging risk identification (ERI) methodologies and approaches and iii) communicate on identified ...

Review of the evidence on bee background mortality

In March 2019, the European Commission mandated EFSA to revise itsguidance document on the risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees). One of the aspectsof this revision involvesareview of the evid ...

Scientific advice on the Testbiotech's requests for internal review of Commission Implementing Decisions (EU) No 2019/2083 and 2019/2084 on soybean MON 89788 and soybean A2704‐12 (applications EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011 and EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐009)

Following a request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reviewed the scientific arguments raised by the non‐governmental organisation Testbiotech against the Commission Implementing Decisions (EU) 2019/2083 and 2019/2084 ...

Technical report
27 February 2020

Advances in genetic engineering: EFSA public consultations in 2020

No abstract available. doi:  10.2903/j.efsa.2020.e18021 Journal Number:  EFSA Journal 2020;18(2):e18021 Adopted:  31 January 2020 Contact:  gmo@efsa.europa.eu Author:  Yann Devos, Elisabeth Waigmann, Nikoletta Papadopoulou, Tommaso Raffaello, Reinhilde Sc ...

EFSA Journal Editorial
14 February 2020

Rapid risk assessment on the possible risk for public health due to the contamination of infant formula and follow‐on formula by mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH)

Following the detection of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in batches of infant and follow‐on formula in France, Germany and the Netherlands reported by foodwatch, the European Commission (EC) asked Member States (MS) to analyse the concerned bat ...

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