Risk Assessment

'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...

FQN at the SOFHT conference

dispatches from SOFHT Allergen conference

Industry experts identify allergen focus areas

By Joseph James Whitworth

The difference between validation and verification of cleaning, allergen risk assessment and confusion around ‘may contain’ labelling statements where some debated topics during an industry conference last week.

BPA under the microscope in Europe

BPA report conclusions “concerning”, says PlasticsEurope

By Joseph James Whitworth

The French Health Authority’s report that Bisphenol A (BPA) poses health risks for pregnant women and unborn children is “in contrast with the most recent global scientific consensus”, according to an industry group.

EFSA releases all data on Monsanto’s GM maize

EFSA releases all data on Monsanto’s GM maize

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all data on Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) NK603 maize publically available via its website, following a high level of public interest.

'Science doesn't stand still'

EFSA seeks to strengthen risk assessment

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) tenth anniversary scientific conference on risk assessment concluded yesterday with a call for better communication and more ‘fit-for-purpose’ risk assessment tools.

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