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Chemical mixtures – have your say on draft approach

In an important step forward in its work on “chemical mixtures” EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance on harmonised methodologies for assessing combined exposure to multiple chemicals. A second related consultation concerns how EFS ...

26 June 2018
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Guidance on identifying endocrine disruptors published

EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have published their guidance on how to identify substances with endocrine disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides. The European Commission tasked EFSA and ECHA with developing harmonised guidance to ...

07 June 2018
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Pesticides: pilot assessments on cumulative risk near to completion

EFSA is close to completing two landmark assessments of the risks posed to consumers by multiple pesticides. The pilot assessments – looking at the cumulative effects of exposure to pesticides in food on the human nervous and thyroid systems – are expecte ...

19 April 2018
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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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Emerging food safety issues: what do consumers want to know?

EFSA asked Europeans for their views on emerging risks in the food chain, and how they would like to be informed about them. We surveyed just over 6,200 consumers in 25 EU Member States, asking them about potential emerging risks related to food safety. O ...

18 April 2018
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Frozen corn likely source of ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak

Frozen corn is the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes which has affected five EU Member States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) since 2015. This is the conclusion of a rapid outbreak assessment published toda ...

22 March 2018
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Climate change and food safety – complete the EFSA survey

How does climate change relate to food safety, animal and plant health? Being prepared for future food safety challenges is part of EFSA’s job. Help us by completing a short survey by 7 March! Finding out about emerging food safety issues is an important ...

21 February 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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Listeria infections increase in vulnerable groups

Listeria cases have increased among two groups of the population: people over 75 and women aged 25-44 (believed to be mainly pregnancy-related). This is one of the main conclusions of an EFSA scientific opinion on Listeria monocytogenes and risks to publi ...

24 January 2018
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