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EFSA and BfR to work jointly on global food safety tools

09-Dec-2016

Trace-back and predictive modelling tools for use during food safety outbreaks and created by scientific teams led by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will be further rolled out under a new funding partnership agreed between EFSA and BfR. Signed today, the framework ...

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Acrylamide in food is a public health concern

08-Jun-2015

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 consumers ...

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Endocrine active substances and non-monotonic dose response

EFSA’s ongoing work

22-May-2015

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 scientific ...

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

04-Jul-2014

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 everyday ...

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EFSA Management Board appoints Bernhard Url as Executive Director

20-May-2014

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, ...

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Bisphenol A: EFSA consults on assessment of risks to human health

21-Jan-2014

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft assessment of the human health risks posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The Authority has undertaken a comprehensive review of scientific literature and previous risk assessments from expert bodies on BPA. All stakeholders and interested ...

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LANXESS plasticizers deemed innocuous: Mesamoll II for the global toy market

Approval from the European Commission expected in fall 2010

30-Jun-2010

The phthalate-free plasticizer Mesamoll II manufactured by specialty chemicals group LANXESS has taken its final step toward gaining European approval for use in food contact applications. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its scientific opinion on the additive at the end of ...

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EFSA issues scientific opinion on safety of Cognis’ Tonalin CLA as a food ingredient

26-May-2010

Cognis announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes that the safety of Tonalin® CLA has been established for defined uses as a food ingredient. The EFSA scientific opinion marks a major step to gaining novel food approval for Tonalin® CLA in Europe. Cognis was the first ...

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EFSA confirms BfR position on detection methods for algal toxins in mussels

BfR recommends replacement of animal experiments with chemical-analytical methods

14-Sep-2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated regulatory limits and detection methods for biotoxins in mussels. Up to now an animal experiment in mice had been prescribed as the reference method. Strategies for the control of these toxins in mussels are now to be deliberated by the ...

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European Food Safety Authority issues favorable opinion on key monomer used in Eastman Tritan copolyester

19-Aug-2009

Eastman Chemical Company announced that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favorable opinion that supports the safety of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. The opinion paves the way for the European Commission to amend Directive 2002/72/EC to add a key monomer used in Tritan to its ...

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