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Europe: EFSA improves scientific assessments

European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Scientific Committee has developed three key methodological frameworks to improve the robustness, quality and transparency of the scientific assessments...

Europe: Report shows link between antibiotic use, resistance

The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of...

Europe: Raw pork is main cause of Hepatitis E infection

Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said the European...

Europe: EFSA takes action against antimicrobial resistance

The European Commission releases its new EU action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance – a growing threat that is responsible for 25,000 deaths in...

Europe: EFSA approves creatine health claim

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved an ingredient claim filed by Creapure manufacturer AlzChem that states 'Daily creatine consumption can enhance the...

Europe: EFSA releases database for food safety research

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) releases a database called OpenFoodTox that provides access to information from over 1,650 EFSA scientific outputs about the...

Europe: EFSA finalizes food guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published two guidance documents on novel food and traditional food from third countries to help ensure that these foods are safe...

Europe: Region reports Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak

Seven countries have reported human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis between May 1 and October 12, 2016 (112 confirmed and 148 probable). Cases have been reported...

Europe: Samples show pesticide residues in food in legal limits

inety-seven percent of food samples collected in the European Union are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits. The...

Europe: EFSA awards duo for app

Loana Furcoi and Roberto Capuano have won first prize with 'EFSA to the people', an app that uses optical character recognition technology to perform...