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Edible insects: the science of novel food evaluations

Today’s batch of EFSA scientific opinions on novel food applications includes the first completed assessment of a proposed insect-derived food product. Our safety evaluations are a necessary step in the regulation of novel food, as our scientific advice s ...

13 January 2021
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Pesticides: EFSA to examine emergency use of neonicotinoids

EFSA is to assess a number of emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoids in sugar beet in 2020. The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorisations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam an ...

08 December 2020
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Dietary sugars – new date in 2021 for safety assessment

The timing of EFSA’s assessment of the safety of dietary sugars has been revised due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the review of the exceptionally high volume of scientific information being considered. A public consultation on the draft scien ...

03 August 2020
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Pesticides and bees: evidence on mortality rates reviewed

EFSA has completed a comprehensive analysis of the available scientific evidence on bee mortality, as part of its ongoing review of the guidance for assessing risks to bees from pesticides. The report published today is based on the largest systematic col ...

28 July 2020
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Cumulative risk assessment of pesticides: FAQ

Why is EFSA working on cumulative risk assessment? Risks to consumers from the presence of pesticide residues in food are currently estimated substance by substance. However, a number of pesticides have similar effects and their impact on human health cou ...

29 April 2020
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Pesticides: first cumulative risk reports published

EFSA has published the results of its two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food. The assessments – one considering chronic effects on the thyroid system and the other acute effects on the nervous system ...

29 April 2020
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Pesticide residues in food: track trends with our browsable charts

EFSA has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in food in the European Union. The report is based on data from the official national control activities carried out by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway and includes both targeted and ra ...

02 April 2020
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Bees and pesticides: third consultation on guidance review

EFSA is carrying out a third stakeholder consultation as part of its review of the guidance on risk assessment of pesticides and bees. EFSA’s dedicated stakeholder consultation group and Member State pesticide network have been asked for feedback on the p ...

24 March 2020
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Bees and pesticides: second consultation begins on guidance review

EFSA is carrying out a second stakeholder consultation in support of the review of its guidance on pesticides and bees. The dedicated stakeholder consultation group has been asked to comment on the protocol that EFSA will use to collect and evaluate data ...

26 September 2019
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