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European Food Safety Authority

<p>Synthetic and naturally occurring substances present in food and feed, together with their possible breakdown or reaction products, represent a large number of substances, many of which require risk assessment. EFSA’s Scientific Committee was requested to evaluate the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC) approach as a tool for providing scientific advice about possible human health risk ...

SUBJECT: threshold of toxicological concern; risk assessment; ttc; cramer classification scheme

POSTED TO: EFSA Journal [1831-4732]

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<p>The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom, for the pesticide active substance methiocarb are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confi ...

SUBJECT: risk assessment; peer review; pesticide; insecticide; repellent

POSTED TO: EFSA Journal [1831-4732]

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<p>The European Food Safety Authority have asked its Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food to prepare a revised exposure assessment to BHA (E 320) in order to apply a new exposure assessment methodology with the use of the EFSA Comprehensive Food Consumption Database and to take into account the exposure from the use in food contact materials. The exposure to BH ...

SUBJECT: food contact materials; exposure; efsa comprehensive food consumption database; food additive; bha

POSTED TO: EFSA Journal [1831-4732]

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<p>This guidance document refers to the applications for authorisation of a new food additive or to a modification of an already authorised food additive, combining in a single document the description of the data requirements and their context, and also a description of the risk assessment paradigm applied. The document is arranged in four main sections: chemistry and specifications, existing ...

SUBJECT: efsa guidance; food additives; tiered approach; risk assessment; application

POSTED TO: EFSA Journal [1831-4732]

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<p>The European Commission requested EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health to perform the pest categorisation for the 24 viruses of the <em>Tospovirus</em> genus for the EU territory. The following tospoviruses were analysed: <em>Tomato spotted wilt virus</em> (TSWV), <em>Impatiens necrotic spot virus</em> (INSV), <em>Iris yellow spot virus</em> (IYSV), <em>Polygonum ringspot virus</em> (PolRSV), <em>G ...

SUBJECT: pest categorisation; tospovirus; vector; thrips

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<p>Following an application from Extraction Purification Innovation France, submitted pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of France, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Wheat Polar Lipid Extract and protection of the skin agai ...

SUBJECT: skin barrier; tewl; transepidermal water loss; skin dehydration; wheat polar lipid extract

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<p>Animal-based measures (ABM) can be used effectively in the on-farm evaluation of broiler welfare in relation to laws, codes of practice, quality assurance schemes, management and also partly for ante-mortem inspection. Some ABM can also be taken post-mortem at the slaughterhouse. Non-animal-based measures can be used when the association between them and the welfare outcome is strong and wh ...

SUBJECT: on-farm assessment; risk assessment; animal-based measures; welfare assessment; welfare outcome indicators

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<p>VevoVitall<sup>®</sup> consists of 99.9% benzoic acid. The product was previously assessed by the FEEDAP Panel; it is authorised in the EU for piglets and pigs for fattening. There is no new information that might modify the assessment of the safety for users and the environment. Thus, this opinion focuses only on the safety for the target animals and the efficacy, the new studies provided ...

SUBJECT: vevovitall®; ammonia emission; zootechnical additive; pigs for reproduction; other zootechnical additives

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<p>Ronozyme RumiStar is a feed additive in which the declared enzymatic activity is alpha-amylase. It is produced by a genetically modified <em>Bacillus licheniformis </em>strain. The final enzyme preparations contain no cultivable production organisms or recombinant DNA. Based on the results of a tolerance trial provided by the applicant, it was concluded that Ronozyme RumiStar is safe for us ...

SUBJECT: enzyme; alpha-amylase; bacillus licheniformis; zootechnical additive; safety

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