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Outcome of the public consultation on the draft Scientific Opinion on the applicability of the EFSA Opinion on site‐directed nucleases type 3 for the safety assessment of plants developed using site‐directed nucleases type 1 and 2 and oligonucleotide...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on the applicability of the EFSA Opinion on site‐directed nucleases type 3 for the safety assessment of plants developed using site‐direct ...

24 November 2020
Technical report

2020 Crisis Preparedness Exercise with EFSA Focal Points & Observers

In September 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) facilitated an online workshop on crisis preparedness and procedures with Members and Observers of EFSA's Focal Point Network. The overall aims of the event were, in the context of a food o ...

13 November 2020
External Scientific Report

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft adequacy and sufficiency evaluation of existing EFSA guidelines for the molecular characterisation, environmental risk assessment and post‐market environmental monitoring of genetically modified insects...

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out an online public consultation to receive input from interested parties/persons on the draftscientific opinion on the adequacy and sufficiencyevaluation of existing guidelines for the molecular characte ...

12 November 2020
Technical report

Adequacy and sufficiency evaluation of existing EFSA guidelines for the molecular characterisation, environmental risk assessment and post‐market environmental monitoring of genetically modified insects containing engineered gene drives

Advances in molecular and synthetic biology are enabling the engineering of gene drives in insects for disease vector/pest control. Engineered gene drives (that bias their own inheritance) can be designed either to suppress interbreeding target population ...

12 November 2020
Scientific Opinion

Update of the risk assessment of nickel in food and drinking water

The European Commission asked EFSA to update its previous Opinion on nickel in food and drinking water, taking into account new occurrence data, the updated benchmark dose (BMD) Guidance and newly available scientific information. More than 47,000 analyti ...

05 November 2020
Scientific Opinion

Risk assessment of nitrate and nitrite in feed

The European Commission asked EFSA for a scientific opinion on the risks to animal health related to nitrite and nitrate in feed. For nitrate ion, the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) identified a BMDL 10 of 64 mg nitrate/kg bod ...

04 November 2020
Scientific Opinion

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