Study: migration into dry foods higher than US FDA assumption

Comprehensive literature review in the journal Food Additives and Contaminants investigates substance migration into dry foods and food simulants; review analyses: foods off store shelves, foods and food simulants in experimental settings, food particle characteristics, and packaging material; finds migration commonly exceeds 50 µg/kg, the assumed migration rate of dry foods according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Mechanistic data in hazard assessment

Academic and industry scientists debate whether use of mechanistic data in regulatory hazard assessment of chemicals should be decisive or supportive only, discuss study selection process for systematic reviews

EFSA report on evidence integration

EFSA publishes report of its colloquium on evidence integration in chemical risk assessment, held October 25-26, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal

Integrating evidence in risk assessment

EFSA and Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration (EBTC) hold joint colloquium on evidence integration in risk assessment; address systematic review methodology, meta-analysis of bias, qualitative and quantitative methods in evidence integration from multiple sources