On March 31, 2017 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its annual activity report, summarizing the authority’s achievements in the year 2016. Key highlights include the publication of EFSA’s Strategy 2020 which outlines EFSA’s priorities and main objectives (FPF reported). EFSA’s scientists and external experts have produced nearly 500 scientific outputs in fields such as antimicrobial resistance, microplastics and nanoplastics in food (FPF reported), and dietary reference values for vitamins. Further, EFSA commenced work on the reevaluation of the safety of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) (FPF reported). EFSA also launched the Knowledge Junction, sharing scientific evidence, tools, and models (FPF reported), as well as a new stakeholder engagement approach (FPF reported).

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EFSA (March 31, 2017). “EFSA in 2016: Making sure that food is safe for European consumers.


EFSA (March 2017). “European Food Safety Authority – Consolidated annual activity report 2016.(pdf)