Outcome of a public consultation on the draft update of the guidance on the use of the benchmark dose approach in risk assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the draft guidance on the use of the benchmark dose approach in risk assessment. The document was prepared by a dedicated working group of the Scientific Committee and endorsed by the Scientific Committee for public consultation at its Plenary meeting of 6-7 July 2016. The written public consultation for this document was opened from 14 July to 20 September 2016. EFSA received 69 comments from 8 interested parties. EFSA and its Scientific Committee Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. This report presents statistics on the comments received and lists all comments together with detailed answers to them. The stakeholders’ valuable and detailed comments were taken into account by the Scientific Committee Working Group to prepare an updated version of the Guidance on the use of the benchmark dose approach in risk assessment. The Opinion was discussed and adopted at the Scientific Committee Plenary meeting on 17 November 2016, and is published in the EFSA Journal.