On December 8, 2015 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that it has made publicly available statistics of data on chemical contaminants and food consumption. Statistics on the reported frequency of contaminants in food and feed, as well as on food consumption for different countries and age groups can be accessed from EFSA’s new data warehouse. The data are presented in interactive tables, maps and graphs. “This is the latest important step towards improving accessibility to data collected by EFSA – one of the Authority’s main strategic challenges,” stated Mary Gilsenan, head of EFSA’s Evidence Management Unit. In coming years, EFSA plans to open to the public further data collected from EU Member States and other data providers.

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EFSA (December 8, 2015). “EFSA boosts public access to data.

IFT (December 8, 2015). “EFSA increases public access to data on chemical contaminants and food consumption.