MEPs last week said they were “convinced the authority should be endowed with a sufficient budget to hire independent in-house experts with no conflicts of interest”. ©iStock

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

By David Burrows

The consultation for a new policy on independence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draws to a close this week and campaigners have told FoodNavigator that the final document won’t be worth the paper it’s written on

'We encourage others to deposit their own supporting evidence and tools for the benefit of the wider risk assessment community,' says EFSA head. ©iStock/boygovideo

EFSA models transparency with open source ‘Knowledge Junction’

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all its models from the last 15 years available on an open source platform called the Knowledge Junction, which also encourages external submissions of data, images and videos that could go on to be used...

Police and bomb experts were called in to investigate a suspicious package sent to EFSA’s offices in Parma yesterday. Stock photo used.© iStock.com / bensib

'Local authorities determined the package contained a small amount of potentially explosive material'

Bomb scare at EFSA offices under investigation

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Italian authorities are investigating a bomb scare at the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) offices yesterday.


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