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New guidance: infant and follow-on formula from protein hydrolysates

New guidance published by EFSA will assist applicants in preparing and presenting dossiers for authorisation of infant and/or follow-on formulae manufactured from protein hydrolysates. It will also help applicants in preparing dossiers to assess a product ...

11 May 2017

African swine fever spreading slowly, says report

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by these Member States and EFSA. The disease is spreading at about 2 km a month in Latvia and Estonia, and 1 km a month in Li ...

23 March 2017

EFSA to give advice on the intake of sugar added to food

EFSA will provide scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020. The Authority aims to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources which is not associated with adverse health eff ...

23 March 2017

Updated guidance: how to prepare a health claim application

EFSA has updated its advice for applicants on how to prepare and present a health claim application. The guidance presents a standardised format for a well-structured application. It also details the kind of information and data applicants need to submit ...

31 January 2017

Novel and traditional food: guidance finalised

EFSA has published two guidance documents on novel food and traditional food from third countries to help ensure that these foods are safe before risk managers decide whether they can be marketed in Europe. EFSA developed the guidance following the adopti ...

10 November 2016

Vitamin D: EFSA sets dietary reference values

EFSA has set dietary reference values (DRVs) for the intake of vitamin D. EFSA provides this advice to risk managers in European countries who use it for making recommendations to consumers. The Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) de ...

28 October 2016

Dietary reference values: advice on potassium

EFSA has set dietary reference values for potassium as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Potassium is an essential mineral in the human diet and plays an important role in many physiological processes in the human body including ...

25 October 2016

Xylella: evidence on host plants reviewed

EFSA’s plant health experts have reviewed new evidence regarding the categorisation of Vitis (grapevine), Citrus, Quercus ilex (holm oak) and Phoenix roebelenii (ornamental dwarf palm) as host plants of Xylella fastidiosa. The X. fastidiosa bacterium has ...

14 October 2016