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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Achievements of EFSA’s GMO Panel

EFSA’s remit in the risk assessment of GMOs is very broad encompassing genetically modified plants, microorganisms and animals and assessing their safety for humans, animals and the environment. The legal frame for GMOs is set by Directive 2001/18/EC on t ...

Special Issue
18 October 2012

Scientific advice on human nutrition

Over its first three mandates the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA Panel) has provided scientific advice on a range of issues related to human nutrition. The scientific outputs adopted over this time are summarised within the ...

Risk assessment in support of plant health

With the establishment of the Plant Health Panel in 2006, EFSA became the body responsible for risk assessment in the plant health area for the European Union (EU). Since then more than 70 outputs have been produced dealing with the full range of organism ...

Guidance for the use of the total diet study approach

A Total Diet Study (TDS) can be a complementary approach to traditional monitoring and surveillance programs, which instead of focusing on compliance is designed to provide a solid basis for calculating population dietary exposure and assessing potential ...

Guidance of EFSA
24 November 2011

Use of the Comprehensive Database

The EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database (Comprehensive Database) has been built from existing national information on food consumption at a detailed level. Competent organisations in the European Union’s Member States provided EFSA with ...

Guidance of EFSA
02 March 2011

Guidance on Data Exchange

Data collection is an important task of EFSA and a fundamental component of many of its risk assessment activities. With the assistance of the Technical Working Group on Data Collection, EFSA has developed two guidance documents to facilitate the exchange ...

Guidance of EFSA
05 November 2010

Standard sample description for food and feed

Data collection is an important task of EFSA and a fundamental component of risk assessment (Articles 22 and 23 of Regulation EC No 178/2002). The Technical Working Group on Data Collection (TWG-DC) developed a guideline on the standard description of sam ...

Guidance of EFSA
29 January 2010

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