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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)


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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.

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  • News

    Acrylamide in food is a public health concern

    Following a comprehensive review, EFSA has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) have reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consu ... more

    Endocrine active substances and non-monotonic dose response

    EFSA is currently involved in a number of initiatives to develop scientific knowledge in the field of endocrine active substances and also on overlapping issues such as non-monotonic dose-response relationships and biological relevance in risk assessment. This work follows up on a 2013 scie ... more

    No consumer health risk from bisphenol A exposure

    EFSA’s comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels. Exposure from the diet or from a combination of sources (diet, ... more

  • Events

    Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together

    Representatives from the scientific and risk assessment community as well as risk managers from in and outside Europe are invited to attend a major scientific conference organised by EFSA on the occasion of the World EXPO 2015. The objectives of this conference are to take stock of the cha ... more

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