Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in France and
Published on: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 The main goal of the Framework Partnership Agreement project is to put in place a relevant organisation in order to improve gathering, checking, storage and providing of data from national monitoring programs to EFSA....Read more
Annual assessment of Echinococcus multilocularis surveillance reports submitted in 2018 in the context of Commission Regulation
Published on: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 This report is part of the `Echinococcus multilocularis surveillance’ scientific reports which are presented annually by EFSA to the European Commission and are intended to assess the sampling strategy, data...Read more
Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive
Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) when used as a food additive. The Scientific...Read more
Magnesium citrate malate as a source of magnesium added for nutritional purposes to food supplements
Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The present scientific opinion deals with the assessment of the bioavailability of magnesium, from the proposed nutrient source, magnesium citrate malate (MgCM), when added for nutritional purposes to food...Read more
Public health risks associated with food‐borne parasites
Published on: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 Parasites are important food‐borne pathogens. Their complex lifecycles, varied transmission routes, and prolonged periods between infection and symptoms mean that the public health burden and relative importance of...Read more
Joint project on Benchmark Dose modelling with RIVM
Published on: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 A web application for PROAST, a software package for BMD modelling, was developed to make the use of the BMD approach significantly easier for toxicologists and risk assessors. In addition, model averaging was...Read more
Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei (strain DP‐Nzd22)
Published on: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 The food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 22.214.171.124) is produced with a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei (strain DP‐Nzd22) by DuPont. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The...Read more
Safety assessment of the process ‘RecyPET Hungária’, based on RecyPET Hungária technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET in
Published on: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of the recycling process RecyPET Hungária (EU register number RECYC0146). The input is hot caustic washed and dried...Read more
The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017
Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 This report presents the results of surveillance on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in bovine animals, sheep, goats, cervids and other animal species, as well as genotyping in sheep, carried out in...Read more
Epidemiological analyses of African swine fever in the European Union (November 2017 until November 2018)
Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 This update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in the EU demonstrated that out of all tested wild boar found dead, the proportion of positive samples peaked in winter and summer. For domestic pigs only, a...Read more
Reporting Avian Influenza surveillance
Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 Avian influenza viruses infect domestic poultry and wild birds as well as humans. In poultry, depending on whether these viruses are of high pathogenicity (HPAI) or low pathogenicity (LPAI), the infection can cause...Read more
Understanding ASF spread and emergency control concepts in wild boar populations using individual‐based modelling and spatio‐te
Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 African swine fever (ASF) infection is circulating in Eurasia since a decade within wild boar populations without a demonstrated vector host. Further the infection was recurrently translocated by spatio‐temporal...Read more
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