Report on Stakeholders’ Consultative Group on Emerging Risks

First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
26 février 2016
Issued
24 février 2016
Type
Technical Report
Abstract
Since its establishment in 2010, the Stakeholder Consultative Group on Emerging Risks (StaCG-ER) has operated with the aim of enhancing the exchange of data and information on methods, as well as the dialogue on issues pertaining to emerging risks, in order to ensure a high level of openness and transparency. In 2015, the group discussed a total of ten signals of potential emerging issues using a standard briefing note template developed by the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks unit of EFSA. Out of these ten signals, four originated from the members of the StaCG-ER, five from the EFSA Emerging Risk Exchange Network (EREN) and one from EFSA. The issues brought to the attention of StaCG-ER were a selection of potential emerging issues of particular relevance to the stakeholders, for which EFSA and the StaCG-ER members were seeking further data or were interested in the group’s opinion thereon. The issues discussed were in the area of plant health, allergens, mycotoxins, chemical contaminants and animal welfare.
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