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Conference on uncertainty in risk analysis

EFSA and BfR to hold “International Conference on Uncertainty in Risk Analysis” on February 21-22, 2019 in Berlin; focus on challenges and advances in assessing, managing, and communicating uncertainty

EFSA: Communicating uncertainty

European Food Safety Authority publishes guidance on communicating uncertainty to complement previously published guidance on uncertainty analysis in scientific assessments

BfR summer academy on food safety

8th BfR summer academy to focus on risk assessment and risk communication in area of food safety in August 2019

FPF Workshop 2018: Predictions and decisions

Karim Bschir from ETH Zurich argues that quality of science-based predictions does not by itself guarantee for good decisions because decisions are influenced by value preferences; values should be explicitly communicated and openly discussed by science community

EU food risks alert annual report 2017

EU publishes annual report of its rapid alert system for food and feed (RASFF); 119 notifications related to food contact materials, 34 classified as serious health risks requiring immediate action

EFSA conference 2018: Engaging society

Presentations at EFSA conference 2018 address current challenges in societal engagement, inequalities limiting participation of citizens and NGOs in science and regulation in the EU

EFSA conference 2018: Values in risk assessment

Opening session at EFSA conference 2018 addresses recognition and management of values in risk assessment and decision making, discusses factors important for fit-for-purpose risk assessment

Web resource for nanotechnology in Switzerland

Pilot website with nanomaterials-related information launched in Switzerland

Environmental risk assessment across fields

Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) hold joint symposium on environmental risk assessment, see ‘urgent need for harmonization of environmental risk assessment in different scientific fields’

EU Commission’s draft regulation on transparency in risk assessment

EU Commission proposes regulation to improve transparency and sustainability in risk assessment of food safety in the EU; feedback accepted until June 8, 2018

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