European Food Safety Authority

A trolley full of ultra-processed food. © GettyImages/JackF

Ultra-processed food may be linked to cancer: BMJ study

By Niamh Michail

There may be a causal link between eating highly processed food and cancer risk, and four reasons why this could be, according to the authors of a 105,000-strong French study published in the British Medical Journal.

EFSA will set up a working group in 2018 and start collecting papers and data. Picture: iStock/ziquiu

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EFSA prepares for BPA toxicity assessment

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has finalised the strategy for its next re-evaluation of the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA).

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

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Experts dismiss new study showing dangers of BPA

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research shows exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant mice can disrupt the immune system and lead to multiple sclerosis in infancy, but experts say the chemical poses no risk to humans.

Health risk from pesticide residues is low, says EFSA

Health risk from pesticide residues is low, says EFSA

By Niamh Michail

The health risk from pesticide residues in food is low, according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with 97% of samples within legal limits - but this is an "upbeat" interpretation which ignores the cocktail effect, critics...

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