PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-006133-16 Threats to independent scientists at EFSA. EFSA 18/06/15 Le conseil d’administration discute la version préliminaire de la stratégie 2020 de l’EFSA, le projet « Transparence et Dialogue », et rend un avis positif sur la comptabilité financière 2014 – Retransmission audio disponible. Nouvelle - Parma , 18 juin 2015 Audiocast and documents.
EFSA News Story: Pesticides and bees: call for data. News Story 22 May 2015 EFSA is asking national authorities, research institutions, industry and other interested parties to submit new information relevant to the evaluation of the risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid pesticides applied as seed treatments and granules.
The call for data complies with the decision taken by the European Commission in May 2013 to put in place measures to restrict the use of clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid. For example, their use as a seed or soil treatment and for pre-flowering applications was prohibited on crops attractive to bees and for cereals other than winter cereals. The Commission said at the time that within two years it would initiate a review of any new scientific information.
EFSA sur Twitter : "#EFSA meets stakeholders on #GM plant allergenicity guidance: register by 06/05. EFSA Event: Workshop on allergenicity assessment of GM plants. Brussels , 17 June 2015 Background Allergenicity assessment of GM plants is performed following the recommendations laid down in the EFSA Guidance Document for risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified plants published in 2011.
These recommendations are mainly based on considerations from the EFSA scientific opinion on allergenicity assessment of GM plants and microorganisms published in 2010, and Codex Alimentarius on foods derived from modern biotechnology from 2009. In 2012, EFSA launched a procurement call entitled: “Literature reviews on: i) non-IgE-mediated immune adverse reactions to foods, and ii) in vitro digestibility tests for allergenicity assessment”. The aim of the project was to obtain relevant information related to these two topics to be used as background information for further discussion within the EFSA GMO Panel. Objectives of the workshop. EFSA sur Twitter : "Guidance on assessment criteria for stunning interventions: #EFSA meets stakeholders on 9 June. EFSA News in brief: Info session: Criteria for evaluating studies on stunning methods.
Search site European Food Safety Authority Committed to ensuring that Europe's food is safe Press Centre Info session: Criteria for evaluating studies on stunning methods News in brief19 March 2015 EFSA will meet stakeholders to present and explain its guidance on the criteria used for evaluating studies on the effectiveness of stunning methods at the time of killing of food producing animals.
Industrie alimentaire : l'excès de réglementation met la filière en péril. Que l'administration veille à la qualité de la nourriture, il n'y a rien de plus normal.
Mais nos fonctionnaires veulent tellement en faire qu'ils mettent en péril nos usines et nos emplois. Soumettre à autorisation quelque chose qui existe, c'est possible, tous les pays du monde le font. Mais soumettre à autorisation quelque chose qui n'existe pas, cela, seule la France est capable de le faire ! Les producteurs de conserves, de sucre ou de volailles tricolores sont payés pour le savoir. Chaque fois qu'ils ont besoin d'incorporer un «auxiliaire technologique» dans leur processus de fabrication, ils doivent en demander la permission à l'administration. Absurde ? Lui-même a quelques raisons de se plaindre. Nos fabricants, qui étaient prévenus depuis deux ans, en ont donc été quittes pour trouver des produits de substitution. Autre pomme de discorde entre la filière et les pouvoirs publics : l'étiquetage.
Leur combat sur les feux tricolores, en revanche, n'est pas encore gagné. German federal institute supports Efsa BPA assessment. 23 February 2015 / Germany, Risk assessment, Food contact Germany's Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) says it supports the decision by the European Food Safety Authority's (Efsa) to temporarily lower the tolerable daily intake of bisphenol A (CW 22 January 2015).
In a summary of Efsa's final Opinion on BPA, the institute says that it welcomes the fact that the authority considered a comprehensive volume of data to calculate exposure to the compound. © CW Research Ltd. Le Bisphénol A sans danger selon l’EFSA. Et maintenant ? BPA = Best Possible Alternative - BPA Coalition. EFSA News in brief: Draft report on TTC approach open for public comment. News in brief 12 February 2015 EFSA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have published the draft conclusions and recommendations of their joint workshop on the Threshold of Toxicological Concern approach.
The report is now open for public consultation until 29 March. The aim of the three-day expert workshop – which was held in Brussels in December 2014 – was to gather views on how the TTC framework could be improved and expanded by updating/revising the Cramer classification scheme. The workshop was preceded by a stakeholder meeting attended by around 100 representatives of NGOs, industry, government, academia and consumer organisations. EFSA and the WHO are engaged in a project to develop a globally harmonised decision tree for a tiered approach to the application of TTC in the risk assessment of chemicals. All comments received during the public consultation will be considered and addressed by the expert group, and an event report will be published in late spring 2015. EFSA News in brief: Public consultation: update of guidance on health claims related to gut and immune function. News in brief 9 February 2015 EFSA is giving stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the draft update of its guidance for health claims related to gut and immune function.
The guidance, which was first published in 2011, is intended to assist applicants in preparing their applications for the authorisation of health claims related to the gastrointestinal tract, the immune system, and defence against pathogenic microorganisms.