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Efsa, new agency regulation is operative

More accessibility and transparency on studies and research presented by industries

The new EFSA regulation, approved in 2019 by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, entered into force on 27 March: the aim is to strengthen the capacity of the European Food Safety Authority to carry out risk assessment activities online. with the highest standards of transparency. The regulation also aims to strengthen the reliability of the scientific studies submitted to the Authority by the companies, and, moreover, aims at greater organizational efficiency of the body.

Among the various initiatives useful to facilitate the application of the regulation, EFSA has developed new IT tools and a web portal - operational since March 30 - to help all stakeholders to adapt to the new provisions.

Among the main innovations, according to the authority, the new regulation allows citizens to have access to scientific studies and information submitted to EFSA by industry already in the early stages of the risk assessment process

Bernhard Url, Executive Director of EFSA, said "this is a crucial moment for risk assessment in the EU food supply chain. EFSA thanks the European Parliament, the European Commission and EU Member States for their support opportunity that is offered to bring citizens and stakeholders closer to their work and to benefit from the advantages resulting from a more careful examination of their work processes and practices".

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