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Global pest awareness day (6th june)

Global pest awareness day (6th june)

For second year in a row the Global Pest Awareness Day will be celebrated the 6 June 2018. The initiative comes from the Chinese Pest Control Association (FAOPMA) (President, Ms Xiao Yung Huang) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the National Pest Management Association in the USA (NPMA) and the Confederation of EU […]

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EFSA Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food/Feed: annual report

EFSA Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food/Feed: annual report

EFSA  established  in  2010  the Network  for  Risk  Assessment  of  Nanotechnologies  in  Food  and  Feed to  enhance  cooperation, exchange  of  information  and risk assessment prioritisation,between EFSA and EU  MS’son nanomaterials. The specific objectives of this Network are to: Facilitate harmonisation of assessment practices and methodologies by sharing best practices of risk assessment, discussing ongoing issues […]

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EFSA report: Chemicals in food 2016

EFSA report: Chemicals in food 2016

EFSA has published the report Chemicals in food 2016, which focuses on food contamination by pesticide and veterinary drug residues, and on consumer exposure to two process contaminants of high public interest: acrylamide in food; and glycidyl esters/MCPDs in vegetable oils and food. This report provides an overview of data collected by the EU Member […]

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What is the bio-economy?

What is the bio-economy?

The bio-economy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Europe is setting the course for a resource-efficient and sustainable economy. The goal is a more innovative and low-emissions economy, reconciling demands […]

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Global Pest Awareness day (6th June)

Global Pest Awareness day (6th June)

The 1st Global Pest Awareness Day will take place on 6 June 2017. The initiative comes from the Chinese Pest Control Association (FAOPMA) (President, Ms Xiao Yun Huang) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the National Pest Management Association in the USA (NPMA) and the Confederation of EU Pest Management Associations (CEPA). The […]

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New EN standard available for Chemicals used for treatment of Drinking Water

New EN standard available for Chemicals used for treatment of Drinking Water

The following European standards for treatment of drinking water are now available: EN 902:2016 Chemicals used for treatment of drinking water intended for human consumption. Hydrogen peroxide. This norm replaces the previous EN 902:2009. EN 12678:2016 Chemicals used for treatment of drinking water intended for human consumption. Potassium peroxomonosulphate. This norm replaces the previous EN […]

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Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

From 2007 to 2014, EU Member States reported 413 strong-evidence foodborne outbreaks associated with the naturally occurring, soil-borne bacteria Bacillus cereus, which affected 6,657 people and caused 352 hospitalisations. Bacillus cereus group is very diverse and that there was little information in the literature on other pathogenic Bacillus spp. The Bacillus cereus group comprise eight recognised species and […]

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