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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Accurate calculations of dietary exposure to chemicals

Important tasks of the European Food Safety Authority include compiling central repositories for European data on the presence of beneficial or harmful chemical substances in food and feed, and data on food consumption, to facilitate European dietary expo ...

Special Issue
18 October 2012

Risk assessment on contaminants

The EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) carries out risk assessment on contaminants in food and feed. The presence of hazardous chemical contaminants or undesirable substances in food and feed is often unavoidable as these substanc ...

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

Toxicity of endosulfan in fish

Endosulfan is a pesticide currently not authorised in the European Union and regulated as an undesirable substance in animal feed. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to assess recent information on the toxicity ...

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

Tolerable weekly intake for cadmium

The Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain of the European Food Safety Authority (CONTAM Panel) was asked by the European Commission to confirm whether the current tolerable weekly intake (TWI) of 2.5 µg/kg body weight (b.w.) for cadmium is still conside ...

Nitrate in vegetables- children

Nitrate is a naturally occurring compound present in vegetables, the consumption of which can contribute significantly to nitrate dietary exposure. The European Food Safety Authority Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) issued an opinion ...

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

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