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EU standardizes edible insect rules

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Alternative protein advocates in Europe have been stymied by the hodgepodge of national rules regarding insect consumption, but now the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will approve applications for edible bugs that will then be legal to serve to Europeans throughout the EU. (more…)

How sweet it is? EFSA seeks suggestions on sugar research

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), an agency of the European Union that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain, is seeking feedback on the approach it plans to take for its upcoming assessment of dietary sugars. The aim of the assessment is to establish a... Continue Reading

Update: Formaldehyde denial vote set for next week

Since 2014, Salmonella cases in humans in the European Union have risen by 3%. In fact, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), one type – S. Enteritidis – was the cause of 1 in 6 foodborne disease outbreaks in 2016.

AMR and consumption: How to measure it?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have established a set of indicators to help EU member states assess progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and combatting resistance.

EFSA: Humans play a major role in spreading ASF

On the basis of long observations, leading experts and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have confirmed the thesis that humans are mostly to blame for African Swine Fever (ASF) spreading. The authority does various recommendations how to prevent the spread.

BfR supports EFSA and ECHA with the development of European guidelines for the health assessment of endocrine disruptors

(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment hosted a hearing of experts on the practicability of hormone measurements in toxicological studies in Berlin on Oct. 18-19, 2017.

EFSA says wild birds spread avian flu to E.U. member states

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says migratory wild birds are spreading avian influenza around the globe. The Parma, Italy-based food safety agency figures migration routes crossing the north-eastern and eastern EU borders are the most likely pathway for avian flu entering the continent. Show More Summary

European Union looks at dietary reference values for sodium

Its own draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for sodium is the European Food Safety Authority’s next subject for public comment. The Parma, Italy-based authority (EFSA) is especially seeking feedback on the way it plants to select and use evidence in its salty assessment. The EFSA is the agency of the European Union that provides... Continue Reading

EFSA seeks comments on draft about Listeria risks in RTE food

The recent upward trend of human listeriosis cases in Europe is behind the European Food Safety Authority’s opening of a new round of “public consultation” on its scientific opinion regarding the contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods with Listeria monocytogenes and the related human health risks. Show More Summary

EFSA points to raw pork causing hepatitis E

Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infections in the EU, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has revealed in a newly published research.

EU agency looks at substances in food for newborns

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approach for assessing substances found in food intended for infants younger than 16 has been updated to take into account for newborns’ unique diets. The change will further support European Union decision-making on the safety of food for this age group, the agency has announced. The guidance will apply from now... Continue Reading

European Food Safety Authority confirms sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer

(Ketchum New York) European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirms sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer.

EU vaccination of cattle for lumpy skin disease has worked

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)  has found that the mass vaccination of cattle implemented in south-eastern Europe successfully contained the outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in the region in 2015-16. This is the main conclusion of an epidemiological analysis carried out by EFSA in cooperation with countries affected by the disease and those at... Continue Reading

New advice for European Union on added sugars due in 2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is on schedule to provide new scientific advice on the daily intake of added sugar in food by early 2020. The Authority plans to establish a science-based cut-off value for daily exposure to added sugars from all sources that are not associated with adverse health effects. Denmark, Finland, Iceland,... Continue Reading

An EU break for the butcher, baker, fishmonger, ice cream shop and grocer

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is proposing  a simplified approach to food safety management in small retail businesses such as grocery shops, butchers, and bakeries. It  includes guidelines on how to identify the most relevant...Show More Summary

Antimicrobial resistance remains high, says EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Europe addresses the further reduction of antibiotics

Experts from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have reviewed the measures taken in the European Union (EU) to reduce antimicrobials use in animals and stress that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Biomin’s DON biotransformer gets positive EFSA opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has just published a positive Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of Biomin® BBSH 797 for the application in poultry feed.

Nutella Sparks Cancer Concerns -- What to Know Before Freaking Out

Post by Liz Alterman. Fans of this chocolate and hazelnut spread might be wondering if they should put down the spoon and find a new snack, as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that foods which contain palm oil, a key ingredient in Nutella, may cause cancer. Show More Summary

Nutella ingredient could cause cancer, says EFSA

Everyone's favorite breakfast spread is under fire again. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said last year that palm oil, the ingredient that gives Nutella its smooth texture, could come with a cancer risk. Now Italian company...Show More Summary

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