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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

    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

    Acrylamide in food is a public health concern, says EFSA draft

    EFSA has confirmed previous evaluations that, based on animal studies, acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. Acrylamide in food is produced by the same chemical reaction that “browns” food – also making it tastier – during ev ... more

    EFSA Management Board appoints Bernhard Url as Executive Director

    The European Food Safety Authority’s Management Board has appointed Bernhard Url as EFSA’s next Executive Director. The Board made the appointment after the European Parliament sent a letter to EFSA Management Board chair Sue Davies, and to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, ... 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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