In focus - Food

'EFSA in focus: Food' features EFSA’s latest scientific activities in the areas of food additives and flavourings, biological hazards, zoonoses, contaminants in the food chain and nutrition.

EFSA in focus: Food - Issue 5

  • EFSA publishes guidance for assessing the safety of botanicals
  • Public health effects of increasing total aflatoxin levels for some nuts
  • EFSA evaluates antibiotic resistance marker genes in GM plants
  • Blood cholesterol reduction health claims on phytosterols can now be judged against new scientific advice from EFSA
  • EFSA takes forward work on cumulative effects of pesticides
  • EFSA completes first EU-wide assessment of vitamin and mineral sources used in food supplements
  • EFSA issues advice on marine biotoxins
  • EFSA publishes data requirements for assessing food additives
  • EFSA publishes guidance on the safety evaluation of food enzymes
  • EFSA publishes guidelines on “active” and “intelligent” substances in food contact materials
  • Introducing the benchmark dose approach - a more sophisticated choice for deriving health-based guidance values?
  • Meeting with national experts on Dietary Reference Values
  • EFSA’s scientific experts meet applicants on health claims process
  • Technical meeting on animal welfare aspects of genetic selection in broilers and broiler breeders
  • The European Consumers’ Organisation visits EFSA
  • Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality visits EFSA
  • EFSA and the European Commission initiated closer cooperation with European Neighbourhood Policy countries
  • Results on the monitoring of furan levels in food
  • Call for health and welfare data on broiler genetic selection
  • EFSA launches project to predict the effect of climate change on aflatoxin B1 in cereals
  • EFSA public consultation on Dietary Reference Values
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