European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) - Articles and news items

Risk to consumers remains low from pesticide residues in food

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  11 April 2017  •  New Food

Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show.

African swine fever spreading slowly, report suggests

Industry news  •  23 March 2017  •  EFSA

African swine fever is spreading slowly in the Baltic countries and Poland, according to the latest epidemiological data analysed by these Member States and EFSA.

Bluetongue: EFSA reviews control measures

Industry news  •  10 March 2017  •  EFSA

Mass vaccination programmes would be the only effective measure for fully eradicating bluetongue in Europe say EFSA…

EU report: Antimicrobial resistance remains high

Industry news  •  22 February 2017  •  New Food

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance…

It’s time to reduce, replace and re-think the use of antimicrobials in animals

Industry news  •  24 January 2017  •  New Food

Reducing the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, replacing them where possible and re-thinking the livestock production system is essential for the future of animal and public health…

Avian influenza: biosecurity measures key to protecting poultry farms

Industry news  •  20 December 2016  •  New Food

Strict enforcement of high levels of biosecurity measures is the most effective way to prevent the introduction of the highly pathogenic influenza virus A (H5N8) into poultry farms, says EFSA…

Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low

Industry news  •  1 November 2016  •  EFSA

Ninety-seven per cent of food samples collected in the European Union are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits…

EFSA comes to conclusion on titanium dioxide

Industry news  •  14 September 2016  •  New Food

EFSA has completed its re-evaluation of all food colours including titanium dioxide, permitted for use in the European Union before 2009…

EFSA assesses the impact of time and temperature on meat spoilage

Industry news  •  30 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

EFSA has assessed the impact of time and temperature on the growth of spoilage bacteria in fresh beef, pork, lamb and poultry…

EFSA issues statement on microplastics and nanoplastics in food

Industry news  •  24 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

In releasing a statement, the EFSA has taken a first step towards a future assessment of the potential risks of microplastics and nanoplastics in food…

EFSA reports 2014 data for veterinary drug residues in animals and food

Industry news  •  26 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

EFSA has reported data from 2014 for a range of veterinary medicines and contaminants found in animals and animal-derived food…

Potential health concerns over glycerol-based process contaminants in foods

Industry news  •  9 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The EFSA has said that the exposure to glycidyl fatty acid esters of babies consuming infant formula is a ‘particular concern’…

EFSA calls for more data on sulphites to ‘fully confirm’ safety

Industry news  •  15 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

EFSA recommends that the temporary group acceptable daily intake for sulphites should be re-evaluated within five years when new data is available…

Glyphosate should be authorised for just 7 years and professional use only

Industry news  •  14 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Because of concerns over the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the EU Parliament has said that the EC should renew its marketing approval for just 7 years…

Pesticides guidance aims to harmonise field dissipation studies

Industry news  •  7 March 2016  •  Victoria White

New pesticides guidance has been finalised that harmonises the way terrestrial field dissipation studies are conducted in different regions of the world…