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 Document on the ERA of GM animals

This document provides guidance for the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of living genetically modified (GM) animals, namely fish, insects and mammals and birds, to be placed on the European Union (EU) market in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/ ...

Guidance
23 May 2013

Reference points for action

EFSA was asked by the European Commission to deliver a Scientific Opinion on guidance on methodological principles and scientific methods to be taken into account when establishing Reference Points for Action (RPAs) for non-allowed pharmacologically activ ...

Guidance on default values to be used in the absence of measured data

This guidance of the Scientific Committee, prepared on request of EFSA, describes the scientific rationale for a number of default values to be used in a harmonised way across EFSA Scientific Committee, Scientific Panels and Units; it also harmonises the ...

Guidance
07 March 2012

Guidance for 90-day study on whole food/feed in rodents

Following a request from the European Commission, the Scientific Committee developed principles and guidance for the establishment of protocols for 90-day whole food/feed studies in rodents. The guidance complements the OECD Test guideline 408 and provide ...

Guidance on PMEM of GM Plants

The European Commission asked the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA GMO Panel) to update its 2006 scientific opinion on Post-Market Environmental Monitoring (PMEM) of Genetically Modified Plants (GMPs). Fo ...

Guidance for risk assessment of food and feed from GM plants

This document provides updated guidance for the risk assessment of food and feed containing, consisting or produced from genetically modified (GM) plants, submitted within the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on GM food and feed. The risk assessm ...

Guidance
24 May 2011

Guidance for risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials

The European Food Safety Authority has developed a practical approach for assessing potential risks arising from applications of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain. Guidance is provided on: (i) the physico-chemical characterisatio ...

Guidance
10 May 2011

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