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EFSA assesses safety of green tea catechins

EFSA has assessed the safety of green tea catechins from dietary sources, following concerns regarding their possible harmful effects on the liver. EFSA concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe. When taken as ...

18 April 2018
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Novel food applications: new administrative guidance for applicants

What is novel food? New guidance is available that will help applicants to prepare novel food applications. The administrative guidance includes a checklist of the data requirements outlined in EFSA’s “Guidance on the preparation and presentation of an ap ...

16 February 2018
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Public consultation: sugars in food

EFSA is seeking feedback on the approach it plans to take for its upcoming assessment of dietary sugars. The aim of the assessment is to establish a cut-off value for intake of “free” sugars that is not associated with adverse health effects. EFSA’s Panel ...

09 January 2018
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Protocol published for sodium DRVs

EFSA has finalised the protocol it will use to establish dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium. The protocol, which is available on EFSA’s Knowledge Junction platform, was completed following a public consultation. The protocol will determine how EFS ...

22 December 2017
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Salmonella cases no longer falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published today. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which ...

12 December 2017
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Neonicotinoids: update on risks to bees due early next year

EFSA’s updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides will be finalised in February 2018. The assessments for clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam will be finalised following a final round of consultation with ...

14 November 2017
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African swine fever: sharing best practices is critical to stop spread

Sharing best practices in fighting African swine fever is critical to halt the spread of the disease, say EFSA experts. These include early detection methods and rigorous emergency measures. EFSA experts assisted Baltic countries and Poland in the analysi ...

08 November 2017
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