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4 December 2017 | By George Smith (New Food)
A vote by the European Parliament has thrown the future of the kebab into jeopardy as ministers expressed concern the additives retailers use to protect flavour and retain water in the meat.
26 October 2017 | By George Smith (New Food)
The EU Parliament has failed to agree to renew the licence for the sale of glyphosate, an active ingredient in many domestic and industrial herbicides. Some even called for it to be banned entirely by 2022.
Two new guidance documents – on the weight-of-evidence approach and biological relevance assessment – will help to further harmonise methodologies across the areas in which EFSA works.
25 July 2017 | By New Food
EU Member States representatives voted in favour of European Commission's proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food.
The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the disease in cattle. However, isolated cases are still being reported in the EU and for this reason the European Commission asked EFSA to investigate their origin.
Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said EFSA.
The European Commission launches a new EU action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a growing threat that is responsible for 25,000 deaths in the EU every year.
Beekeepers, scientists, policy-makers and other relevant parties are to set up a European bee partnership that could transform the way bee health is assessed in the EU.
31 May 2017 | By Vittorio Silano | Medical School | II University of Rome Tor Vergata
Vittorio Silano, esteemed Italian academic, reviews the EFSA methodology for safety assessment of botanicals and botanical preparations intended for use as ingredients in food supplements...
22 May 2017 | By Luca Bucchini | Managing Director | Hylobates Consulting Srl
Luca Bucchini, Managing Director at Hylobates Consulting Srl, voices his opinion on the latest European Court of Justice rulings on vitamins.
11 April 2017 | By 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.
23 March 2017 | By 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.
10 March 2017 | By EFSA
Mass vaccination programmes would be the only effective measure for fully eradicating bluetongue in Europe say EFSA...