EU Parliament comments on EFSA’s independence policy

European Parliament criticizes EFSA’s draft independence policy; calls on EFSA to introduce comprehensive cooling-off period for experts, consider research funding among assessed interests, apply policy consistently to all staff

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 8th and 9th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds eighth and ninth meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 16th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

EFSA reevaluation of BPA: 7th meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel Working Group on BPA assessment protocol holds seventh meeting on the reevaluation of BPA safety; meeting minutes available online

JRC and EFSA reinforce collaboration

EU Joint Research Centre and EFSA hold workshop to discuss ongoing and future collaborations; common topics of interest include chemical mixtures, endocrine disruptors, and risk/hazard assessment of food-relevant chemicals

EFSA: Activity report 2016

EFSA publishes annual report summarizing its work carried out in 2016; highlights include Strategy 2020, nearly 500 scientific outputs, reevaluation of BPA, more data access and stakeholder engagement

7 steps to identify EDCs

New ECETOC report presents step-by-step guidance for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals; complements EDC guidance developed by ECHA and EFSA and focuses on weight-of-evidence approach

EFSA working group on FCMs: 21st meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on FCMs now available online

Public consultation on EFSA’s independence policy

EFSA launches public consultation on its draft policy on independence; deadline for submitting comments is May 5, 2017

EFSA: Outcome of public consultation on MixTox project

EFSA publishes report summarizing stakeholder input received for its project on the development of a harmonized methodology for risk assessment of chemical mixtures (MixTox)