EFSA evaluates alkanamides mixture for use in FCMs

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers mixture of methyl-branched and linear C14–C18 alkanamides, derived from fatty acids, safe for use in for food contact materials under certain conditions

EFSA: Survey on uncertainty in risk assessment

EFSA runs survey on communication of uncertainty in scientific risk assessments

EFSA study: Bioaccumulation and toxicity of mineral oils

New EFSA scientific study tests different mixtures of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH), relevant to human diet, in rats; bioaccumulation at low dose MOSH exposure in humans possibly underestimated; MOSH appear persistent in adipose tissue

Public consultation: EFSA guidance on substances in baby food

EFSA publishes draft guidance on the risk assessment of substances in food for infants younger than 16 weeks; public consultation open until March 31, 2017

EFSA working group on FCMs: 20th meeting

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

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 15th meeting

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

EFSA BPA assessment protocol: 3rd meeting

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

EFSA guidance on benchmark dose modeling

EFSA publishes updated guidance on benchmark dose modeling approach, hosts expert workshop on guidance on March 1-2, 2017 in Brussels

Live stream of open EFSA scientific meetings 2017

EFSA releases dates of scientific meetings in 2017, introduces live stream of open meetings for observers; CEF Panel meeting scheduled for November 28-30, 2017

New database of chemical hazards in food

EFSA launches OpenFoodTox database containing toxicity information for over 4,000 chemicals found in food and feed