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Public consultation: chlorinated paraffins in food and feed

EFSA is seeking feedback from interested parties on its scientific opinion about the risks to human and animal health related to the presence of chlorinated paraffins in food and feed. Chlorinated paraffins have been produced since the 1930s for a variety ...

06 August 2019
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Veterinary drug residues: compliance remains high

Monitoring data on the presence of residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food show high rates of compliance with recommended safety levels. Presence of prohibited substances was also low. The percentage of samples ...

13 May 2019
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Contaminants update: first of two opinions on PFAS in food

EFSA has proposed to revise the tolerable intakes of two chemical contaminants to which humans are exposed through the food chain as a result of environmental pollution. This is the first of two assessments of substances collectively known as perfluoroalk ...

13 December 2018
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Second cyanide in food opinion – have your say on draft

EFSA is publicly consulting on the follow-up to its 2016 scientific opinion on the acute health risks from cyanogenic glycosides in raw apricot kernels. Tiny traces of naturally-occurring compounds called cyanogenic glycosides can be present in some foods ...

27 November 2018
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Dioxins and related PCBs: tolerable intake level updated

EFSA has confirmed the conclusion of previous assessments that dietary exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs – environmental pollutants present at low levels in food and feed – is a health concern. Data from European countries indicate an exceedance of ...

20 November 2018
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Veterinary drug residues: non-compliance remains low

Monitoring data from 2016 for a range of veterinary medicines, unauthorised substances and contaminants found in animals and animal-derived food suggest high rates of compliance. The percentage of non-compliance in targeted samples – i.e. samples taken to ...

13 June 2018
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Opium alkaloids in poppy seeds: assessment updated

EFSA has updated its risk assessment of opium alkaloids in poppy seeds, confirming many of its previous findings, including the amount of these substances that can be consumed safely. The latest opinion also broadens the evidence that should be considered ...

16 May 2018
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Revised safe intake for 3-MCPD in vegetable oils and food

EFSA’s experts have used an updated scientific approach to reassess the possible long-term adverse effects of the food processing contaminant 3-MCPD on the kidney and male fertility. Consumption levels of 3-MCPD in food are considered safe for most consum ...

10 January 2018
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2015 veterinary drug residues trends steady

EFSA’s latest data report summarises the monitoring data from 2015, including compliance rates with EU residue limits, for a range of veterinary medicines, unauthorised substances and contaminants found in animals and animal-derived food. Overall, 730,000 ...

30 November 2017
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