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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
About us

AMU provides technical support in the field of statistics, modelling, data management and risk assessment. It contributes in particular to the development and application of new or refined risk assessment approaches in the field of food and feed safety.

On request, the AMU unit:

  • Contributes to the development and application of new or refined risk assessment approaches
  • Collates and summarises data from scientific literature and existing databases Evaluates and revises statistical and modelling methods used in risk assessments Carries out and supports epidemiological and statistical data analyses
  • Develops quantitative risk assessment and quantitative decision support tools for risk managers

This work ultimately supports risk managers in taking effective and timely decisions in the field of food and feed safety.

How we work

AMU provides expertise to support the production of scientific opinions, reports, guidance documents and publications in response to requests for technical assistance from EFSA’s Scientific Committee and Panels, the Advisory Forum, Member States and the European Commission. The unit also carries out its own projects through the application and harmonisation of quantitative or qualitative scientific risk assessment methods and through the development of new risk assessment approaches.