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Extensive literature search on grayanotoxins and 5‐hydroxymethylfurfural

Published on: 7 August 2020 An extensive literature search to identify and collect studies related to the toxicity of grayanotoxins and 5‐hydroxymethylfurfural (5‐HMF) was performed in the three databases PubMed, Web of Science and SciFinder® for six and four Areas, respectively. After combination of the searches from the three databases and removal...

Development of Adverse Outcome Pathways relevant for the identification of substances having endocrine disruptors properties

Published on: 6 August 2020 Procedure Reference: NP/EFSA/PREV/2020/01 Budget: 100.000 € Approximate launch date: Mid-September 2020 Deadline to register interest: 14/09/2020 cob Background: Hormone-related cancers, like breast, endometrium, ovary, prostate, testis and thyroid, share commonalities in the mechanism of carcinogenesis. Endogenous...

The Finnish National Dietary Survey in Adults and Elderly (FinDiet 2017)

Published on: 5 August 2020 Based on the service contract OC/EFSA/DATA/2015/03 CT1, the FinDiet 2017 Survey in adults (18‐64 years old) and elderly (65‐74 years old) was carried out in compliance with the EU Menu methodology. Altogether 10305 subjects were originally invited to participate in the FinHealth Study and the dietary data was collected in...

Evaluation of Alternative Methods of Tunnel Composting (submitted by the European Composting Network)

Published on: 5 August 2020 Two alternative methods for the production of compost from certain category 3 animal by‐products (catering waste and processed foodstuffs of animal origin) were assessed. The first proposed a minimum temperature of 55°C for 72 h; the second 60°C for 48 h, each with a maximum particle size of 200 mm. The proposed composting...

Pest survey card on Rhagoletis pomonella

Published on: 3 August 2020 This pest survey card was prepared in the context of the EFSA mandate on plant pest surveillance (M‐2017‐0137) at the request of the European Commission. Its purpose is to guide the Member States in preparing data and information for Rhagoletispomonellasurveys. These are required to design statistically sound and risk‐based...

Safety and efficacy of Avatec® 150G (lasalocid A sodium) as a feed additive for chickens for fattening and chickens reared for laying

Published on: 3 August 2020 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of Avatec® 150G (lasalocid A sodium) for chickens for fattening and chickens reared for laying. In 2017, the FEEDAP Panel was...

Dietary sugars – new date in 2021 for safety assessment

Published on: 3 August 2020 Dietary sugars – new date in 2021 for safety assessment

Public consultation on the draft statement of the PPR Panel on a framework for conducting the environmental exposure and risk assessment for transition metals when used as active substances in plant protection products (PPP)

Published on: 3 August 2020 EFSA’s Pesticide Peer Review Unit has launched an open consultation on a draft Statement of the PPR Panel on a framework for conducting the environmental exposure and risk assessment for transition metals when used as active substances in plant protection products (PPP). Interested parties are invited to submit written comments...

Literature search – Exploring in silico protein toxicity prediction methods to support the food and feed risk assessment

Published on: 31 July 2020 This report is the outcome of an EFSA procurement (NP/EFSA/GMO/2018/01) reviewing relevant scientific information on in silico prediction methods for protein toxicity, that could support the food and feed risk assessment. Several proteins are associated with adverse (toxic) effects in humans and animals, by a variety of mechanisms....

Safety and efficacy of hydroxypropyl cellulose for all animal species

Published on: 31 July 2020 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on hydroxypropyl cellulose as a feed additive for all animal species. Hydroxypropyl cellulose is intended for use as a technological additive (functional...

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