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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Opinion on Threshold of Toxicological Concern

Synthetic and naturally occurring substances present in food and feed, together with their possible breakdown or reaction products, represent a large number of substances, many of which require risk assessment. EFSA’s Scientific Committee was requested to ...

Scientific Opinion
02 July 2012

Meat inspection of poultry

A qualitative risk assessment identified Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp. and ESBL/AmpC gene-carrying bacteria as the most relevant biological hazards in the context of meat inspection of poultry. As none of these are detected by traditional visual mea ...

Risk Assessment Terminology

The Scientific Committee of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reviewed the use of risk assessment terminology within its Scientific Panels. An external report, commissioned by EFSA, analysed 219 opinions published by the Scientific Committee and P ...

Scientific Opinion
31 May 2012

Ronozyme HiPhos for poultry and pigs

The additive Ronozyme ® HiPhos M/L is a preparation of 6-phytase produced by a genetically modified strain of Aspergillus oryzae. It is intended to be used as a zootechnical feed additive for poultry and pigs. The final enzyme preparation contains no cult ...

Biogalactosidase BL for chickens for fattening

The additive Biogalactosidase BL is a preparation of an alpha-galactosidase produced by a genetically modified strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and an endo-1,4-beta-glucanase produced by a strain of Aspergillus niger. It is intended to be used as zootec ...

Optiphos® for poultry and pigs

The additive Optiphos ® is a preparation of 6-phytase produced by a genetically modified strain of Pichia pastoris; it is presented in solid (G/CT) and liquid (L) forms ensuring 4000 OTU/g and 8000 OTU/mL, respectively. This product is intended for use in ...

Meat inspection of swine

A qualitative risk assessment identified Salmonella spp., Yersinia enterocolitica, Toxoplasma gondii and Trichinella spp. as the most relevant biological hazards in the context of meat inspection of swine. A comprehensive pork carcass safety assurance is ...

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