EFSA has outlined how it plans to review its guidance on the risk assessment of pesticides and bees in the EU. As the outline shows, stakeholders and pesticide experts from Member States will be consulted regularly throughout the process.
EFSA’s work to raise awareness about bee health was recognised this week when it received the Excellence through Collaboration award from the EU Ombudsman.
The latest edition of the annual EU report on pesticide residues in food is now available. Just under 96% of food samples were found to be free of pesticide residues or to contain traces that fall within legally permitted levels.
Two in 5 Europeans take a personal interest in food safety and only 1 in 5 say it is their main concern when choosing food. For most Europeans it is one of several factors – together with price, taste, nutrition and food origin – that influence their eating habits and food choices.
Everyone has the right to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. Still today, almost one in ten people in the world fall ill after eating contaminated food. When food is not safe, children cannot learn, adults cannot work. Human development cannot take place.
Cold-smoked trout and salmon produced in Estonia is the source of the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak which has affected 22 people in five countries since 2014.
Cold-smoked trout and salmon produced in Estonia is the source of the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak which has affected 18 people in five countries since 2014.
The 39th meeting of EFSA’s Focal Point network will take place on 22-23 May 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. This is the first time that Member States have met in a pre-accession country.
EFSA has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in the EU.
Monitoring data on the presence of residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food show high rates of compliance with recommended safety levels. Presence of prohibited substances was also low.
Through this workshop, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) aims at engaging with stakeholders and EU countries to discuss plausible environmental risks of gene drive modified insects.
The programme of the workshop will include presentations and discussion groups that will look at the potential risks associated with the deliberate release of gene drive modified insects in the environment, focusing on 2 case studies: disease-transferring mosquitoes and an agricultural pest.
EFSA is setting up a stakeholder consultative group to support its upcoming review of the guidance on risk assessment of pesticides and bees. The group will be consulted at various stages during the review and provide input to the EFSA scientific working group charged with revising the document.
EFSA, the EU Member States and the European Commission are jointly launching a campaign called #EUandMyFood, with the aim to remind EU citizens how we all benefit from the European food safety system that was created in 2002 under the General Food Law.
A new administrative guidance provides applicants and Member States with instructions on preparing and submitting dossiers and assessment reports for the peer review of pesticides.
EFSA is publicly consulting on draft dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride, the final two nutrients in its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes for the EU population.