Risk assessment of chemical mixtures

Scientists from EC Joint Research Centre review legislation and approaches currently used for risk assessment of chemical mixtures; evaluate case studies, discuss challenges and novel tools

Nanoparticles in FCMs: Benefits and limitations

Scientists discuss the use of nanoparticles in food packaging materials, focusing on gaps in knowledge on their migration, toxicity, influence on biopolymer degradability

Analyzing NIAS in paperboard FCMs

Scientists use effect directed analysis to detect and identify aryl hydrocarbon receptor-active substances potentially migrating from pizza box made of recycled paperboard

EFSA renews scientific panels

EFSA seeks scientists to join the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) or the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)

EFSA EREN: Identifying emerging risks

Overview article describes outcomes of EFSA’s emerging risks exchange network (EREN) from 2010-2014, strategy for dealing with emerging risks in food safety

Workshop on participation in risk assessment

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and Paris Risk Group host workshop on pros and cons of participatory approaches in risk assessment; registration open until May 25, 2016

EFSA: Non-monotonic dose response update

EFSA-commissioned review of non-monotonic dose response (NMDR) studies published; four substances relevant to food safety identified with potential for NMDR effects

Scientific meeting on EDCs

German institute for risk assessment hosts closed expert meeting on endocrine disruptors; meeting results to be published in scientific journal

Priorities for future work on food safety

EFSA-commissioned survey of expert opinions identifies 28 priority topics for work on food safety, covering chemical, microbiological and environmental risk assessment, and nutrition

Colloquium on epigenetics and risk assessment

EFSA hosts scientific colloquium on epigenetics and risk assessment on June 14-15, 2016 in Valencia; registration open until April 27, 2016