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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Guidance on Uncertainty Analysis in Scientific Assessments

Uncertainty analysis is the process of identifying limitations in scientific knowledge and evaluating their implications for scientific conclusions. It is therefore relevant in all EFSA’s scientific assessments and also necessary, to ensure that the asses ...

Guidance
24 January 2018

BMD approach in risk assessment

The Scientific Committee (SC) reconfirms that the benchmark dose (BMD) approach is a scientifically more advanced method compared to the NOAEL approach for deriving a Reference Point (RP). Most of the modifications made to the SC guidance of 2009 concern ...

Guidance
24 January 2017

Urgent advice on lumpy skin disease

In order to assess the effects on disease spread and persistence of partial stamping out of only clinically affected animals in holdings where the presence of lumpy skin disease has been confirmed, against total stamping-out policy of infected herds coupl ...

Drivers for emerging issues in animal and plant health

The history of agriculture includes many animal and plant disease events that have had major consequences for the sector, as well as for humans. At the same time, human activities beyond agriculture have often driven the emergence of diseases. The more th ...

Novel chemical hazard characterisation approaches

There is a fundamental change in thinking within the regulatory community due to a better understanding of the underlying biology of adverse effects to human health and the environment. The development of alternatives to use laboratory animals has become ...

Review of cross-cutting guidance

To increase transparency and harmonisation, EFSA asked the Scientific Committee for advice on how cross-cutting guidance documents should be used across EFSA, reviewed and kept up-to-date. The Committee examined 23 documents that should be applied consist ...

Guidance
16 April 2015

Guidance for assessing stunning effectiveness studies

This guidance defines the assessment process and the criteria that will be applied by the Animal Health and Welfare Panel to studies on known new or modified legal stunning interventions to determine their suitability for further assessment. The criteria ...

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