On July 24, 2017 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched a public consultation on its draft opinion on the assessment of the genotoxicity of substances in food and feed. The draft opinion was developed by EFSA’s Scientific Committee and “provides recommendations on the adequacy of specific tests to establish the genotoxic potential of substances.” Further, the draft opinion contains “advice on the use of data in a weight-of-evidence approach to conclude on genotoxic potential and the consequent setting of health-based guidance values for use in human health risk assessment.” Written comments on the draft opinion can be submitted until September 6, 2017.

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EFSA (July 24, 2017). “EFSA wants your feedback on draft genotoxicity opinion.