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The campaign aims to complement the ongoing efforts of the European Commission and other international organisations to work towards the eradication of the disease in Europe.
Upon request of the European Commission, EFSA has assessed the health risks associated with glycoalkaloids (GAs) in the Solanaceae family of plants.
After the favourable verdict from EFSA, the proposal will move forward to the European Commission, which will make a decision regarding the authorisation by the beginning of 2021.
The EFSA has published a scientific opinion, concluding that ochratoxin A (OTA), a mycotoxin naturally produced by moulds found in foodstuffs, poses a public health risk to most consumer groups.
The overall conclusion of the reports is that consumer risk is below the threshold that triggers regulatory action.
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed has anticipated that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is likely to make a decision on approving insects for human consumption in the coming weeks.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its annual report on pesticide residues found in EU food, including 'browseable charts and graphs' to make the data more accessible to non-specialists.
With advice from government bodies, industry consortia and workplace authorities looking to prevent further impact caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, New Food’s Sam Mehmet reflects on the outbreak and its repercussions for the food and beverage sector.
According to the latest report from the EFSA and ECDC, Salmonella and Campylobacter are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and EU member states have recorded increases in resistance to high concentrated antibiotics.