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EFSA Take a Major Step Forward in Reversing the Decline of Insect Pollinators

The continued decline in insect pollinators, in particular honey bees, in Europe is being investigated after a request from European Parliament’s Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to assess the combined effects...

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October 2020 European university publishes results on sensitivity differences in amphibians following fungicide exposure

  For the assessment of safety of crop protection products and aquatic amphibian exposure, most ecotoxicological studies concentrate on testing tadpoles in stage 25 (Gosner Stage). Earlier this year research was completed which examined the representativeness...

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Developing the Metabolism Database for Residues in Fish

Fish farming is increasingly dependent on plant commodities as a source of feed, leading to an increased risk for pesticide residues in aquaculture diets and consequently their transfer into aquaculture food products. The commenting phase for...

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Regulation on Transparency

The Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain was published in 2019 and it becomes applicable for applications...

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New Grant Opportunity

EFSA has launched its latest thematic grant call for proposals in the following areas: Evaluating the impact on/by gastrointestinal tract microbiomes (human and domestic animals) in assessments. Capacity building for evaluating the impact on/by environmental microbiomes...

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New Plant Health Rules Have Come into Effect for the International Year for Plant Health

On 14 December 2019, new EU regulations came into effect, which provide better protection from plant pests. These include screening for new devastating plant pests worldwide; prevention of entry of such plant pests; and, if arrived...

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The Effect of Pesticides on Bees

The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has outlined how it plans to review its guidance on the risk assessment of plant protection – and pesticides in particular – and bees in the EU. Stakeholders and pesticide...

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EFSA: Promoting Value of EU Food Safety via a Campaign

EFSA, EU MS and the European Commission are jointly launching a campaign called #EUandMyFood with the aim to remind EU citizens how they benefited from the EU food safety system since it was created in 2002....

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EFSA Assesses the Safety of Green Tea

EFSA has assessed the safety of green tea catechins from dietary sources, following concerns regarding their possible harmful effects on the liver. EFSA concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe....

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EU Bee Partnership gets down to business

The objective is to improve the collection, management and sharing of data and assist the development of a holistic approach to assessing bee health in Europe. The partnership involves active industry members from the crop protection...

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Latest Regulatory News

Oct-2021

News > Vet Medicine

Use of Antibiotics in Animals is Decreasing

A report published in June 2021 by the EFSA, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) states...

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Sep-2021

Biocides > News

A New Era in Pest Control

Image: Bayer Environmental Science This September will see the launch of a professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide to the European market, which can be used in open...

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