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25-4-2019

Safety and efficacy of Levucell®SB (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐1079) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Levucell®SB (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I‐1079) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening

Published on: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of Levucell® SB when used in feed for turkeys for fattening. The additive is intended for use as a zootechnical additive (functional group: other additives) for the reduction of Salmonella contamination on carcasses through its decrease in faeces. In the context of a previo...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

25-4-2019

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP, 50mg Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredien

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP, 50mg Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitroso N-Methyl 4-amino butyric acid (NMBA) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredien

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, LLC is expanding its consumer-level recall of 3 repackaged lots Losartan Tablets USP 50mg to include one additional lot.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-4-2019

Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP

Updated: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is expanding its recall for Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP, to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited. The Recall is expanded to include an additional 36 lots of Losartan potassium Tablets USP and 68 lots of Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-4-2019

Safety of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) as a novel food for extended uses pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Safety of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) as a novel food for extended uses pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Published on: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel foods and Food Allergens (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on overall safety assessment for chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 in the light of the increasing dietary intake from the growing number of authorised uses in recent years. The safety assessment of this NF is based on data supplied in seven applications, previous safety ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

18-4-2019

Systematic review on health outcomes related to the age of introduction of complementary food

Systematic review on health outcomes related to the age of introduction of complementary food

Published on: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 In 2016, the European Commission gave EFSA a mandate to update its 2009 opinion on the appropriate age for introduction of complementary feeding of infants. In order to retrieve data on health outcomes related to the age of introduction of complementary food, a systematic literature review will be conducted by EFSA. This report presents the preparatory work that is performed by Pallas, with advice of Wageningen University, for the systematic literature review. It provides ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-4-2019

Pest categorisation of Clavibacter sepedonicus

Pest categorisation of Clavibacter sepedonicus

Published on: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Clavibacter sepedonicus, a well‐defined and distinguishable bacterial plant pathogen of the family Microbacteriaceae. C. sepedonicus causes bacterial ring rot of potato and is reported from North America, Asia and Europe. The bacterium is mostly tuber transmitted, but it can also enter host plants through wounds or via contaminated equipment. C. sepedonicus i...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

11-4-2019

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for dimethenamid‐P

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for dimethenamid‐P

Published on: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 The applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified for dimethenamid‐P in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The data gap refers to the submission of a plant metabolism study investigating the fate of dimethenamid‐P following foliar treatment with a short preharvest interval (PHI) in a leafy or bu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

9-4-2019

Administrative guidance on submission of dossiers and assessment reports for the peer‐review of pesticide active substances

Administrative guidance on submission of dossiers and assessment reports for the peer‐review of pesticide active substances

Published on: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 This document provides guidance to applicants submitting dossiers for approval of pesticide active substances, and to Member States preparing assessment reports on active substances within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012 and its subsequent amendments. It describes the administrative requirements for the preparation and submission of the dossier to support an application for the approval, the amendment of ap...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

6-4-2019

Safety of betaine as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Safety of betaine as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Published on: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 In 2017, the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) concluded that betaine as a novel food (NF) is safe to be used at a maximum intake level of 6 mg/kg body weight per day in addition to the intake from the background diet. Following the present request from the European Commission, the EFSA NDA Panel was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on betaine by carrying out the assessment for the revised uses and use levels of betaine as proposed by the a...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

29-3-2019

Final Report: Applying a tested procedure for the identification of potential emerging chemical risks in the food chain to the substances registered under REACH ‐ REACH 2

Final Report: Applying a tested procedure for the identification of potential emerging chemical risks in the food chain to the substances registered under REACH ‐ REACH 2

Published on: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 This study applied a procedure for the identification of potential emerging chemical risks in the food chain to substances registered under the REACH Regulation that was previously developed and tested in an EFSA‐sponsored pilot study. The selection was limited to substances that (a) were registered with a full registration, (b) met eligibility criteria (e.g. availability of a CAS number and a SMILES notation) and (c) were considered to be inside the applicability domain o...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

26-3-2019

Guidance on harmonised methodologies for human health, animal health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals

Guidance on harmonised methodologies for human health, animal health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals

Published on: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 This Guidance document describes harmonised risk assessment methodologies for combined exposure to multiple chemicals for all relevant areas within EFSA's remit, i.e. human health, animal health and ecological areas. First, a short review of the key terms, scientific basis for combined exposure risk assessment and approaches to assessing (eco)toxicology is given, including existing frameworks for these risk assessments. This background was evaluated, resulting in a harmoni...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

22-3-2019

Evaluation of the applicability of existing (Q)SAR models for predicting the genotoxicity of pesticides and similarity analysis related with genotoxicity of pesticides for facilitating of grouping and read across

Evaluation of the applicability of existing (Q)SAR models for predicting the genotoxicity of pesticides and similarity analysis related with genotoxicity of pesticides for facilitating of grouping and read across

Published on: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 To facilitate the practical implementation of the guidance on the residue definition for dietary risk assessment, EFSA has organized an evaluation of applicability of existing in silico models for predicting the genotoxicity of pesticides and their metabolites, including analysis of the impact on genotoxicity of the metabolic structural changes. The prediction ability of (Q)SARs for in vitro and in vivo tests were evaluated. For the Ames test, all (Q)SAR models generated s...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-3-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Bonvital® (Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134) as a feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Bonvital® (Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134) as a feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Published on: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 Bonvital® is the trade name for a feed additive based on Enterococcus faecium DSM 7134 currently authorised for use in piglets, pigs for fattening, sows, chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying and minor poultry species. This opinion concerns the renewal of the authorisation of Bonvital® as a zootechnical additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening. The applicant is proposing to increase the minimum and maximum inclusion level of the additive in feed for ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-3-2019

Efficacy of sodium formate as a technological feed additive (hygiene condition enhancer) for all animal species

Efficacy of sodium formate as a technological feed additive (hygiene condition enhancer) for all animal species

Published on: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 In 2015, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) issued an opinion on the safety and efficacy of formic acid, ammonium formate and sodium formate as feed hygiene agents for all animal species. In this opinion, two forms of the additive sodium formate, a solid form (specified to contain ≥ 98% sodium formate (w/w)) and a liquid form (specified to contain a minimum of 15% sodium formate, a maximum of 75% free formic acid and a maxim...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

13-3-2019

Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections linked to consumption of infant formula

Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections linked to consumption of infant formula

Published on: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 An outbreak of 32 Salmonella enterica serotype Poona cases in infants and young children has recently been identified in France (30 cases), Belgium (one case) and Luxembourg (one case). All 32 patients were infected with the same bacterial strain based on core genome multilocus sequence typing analysis. All patients had onset of symptoms between August 2018 and February 2019. Information from interviews was available for 30 patients. All consumed one of three rice-based in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

9-3-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme 4‐α‐glucanotransferase from Aeribacillus pallidus (strain AE‐SAS)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme 4‐α‐glucanotransferase from Aeribacillus pallidus (strain AE‐SAS)

Published on: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 The food enzyme 4‐α‐glucanotransferase (1,4‐α‐d‐glucan:1,4‐α‐d‐glucan 4‐α‐d‐glycosyltransferase, EC 2.4.1.25) is produced with a non‐genetically modified Aeribacillus pallidus (previously identified as Geobacillus pallidus) strain from Amano Enzyme Inc. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes and in starch processing for the production of modified dextrins. For baking processes, based on the maximum use levels recommended and individual data from the EFS...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

7-3-2019

Efficacy of methyl ester of conjugated linoleic acid (t10,c12 isomer) for sows and cows for reproduction

Efficacy of methyl ester of conjugated linoleic acid (t10,c12 isomer) for sows and cows for reproduction

Published on: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 A mixture of methylated conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers (t10,c12 and c9,t11) in equal proportions is the subject of this assessment. The active substance is considered to be CLA (t10,c12) methyl ester (ME). The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of EFSA previously issued an opinion on the safety and efficacy of the product, in which it could not conclude on the efficacy of this additive for sows for reproduction and for cows f...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

5-3-2019

Opinion on the follow‐up of the re‐evaluation of sorbic acid (E200) and potassium sorbate (E202) as food additives

Opinion on the follow‐up of the re‐evaluation of sorbic acid (E200) and potassium sorbate (E202) as food additives

Published on: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 In this opinion, the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF Panel) was requested by the European Commission to carry out a scientific evaluation of an extended one‐generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS) to determine whether it would allow reconsideration of the temporary group acceptable daily intake (ADI) for sorbic acid (E 200) and potassium sorbate (E 202), established by the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS Panel) in 2...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

27-2-2019

The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017

The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017

Published on: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 The data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2017, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), were jointly analysed by EFSA and ECDC. Resistance in zoonotic Salmonella and Campylobacter from humans, animals and food, and resistance in indicator Escherichia coli as well as meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals and food were addressed, and temporal trends assessed. ‘Microbiological’ resistance was assessed using epidemiological cut-...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

26-2-2019

FoodEx2 maintenance 2016‐2018

FoodEx2 maintenance 2016‐2018

Published on: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 FoodEx2 is a comprehensive food classification and description system released by EFSA in 2011 (revision 1) and replaced in April 2015 by FoodEx2 revision 2, as a consequence of a testing phase. A first maintenance of the system was carried out in 2015 and a second during the years 2016‐2018 in order to evaluate further comments and proposals provided to EFSA by users and stakeholders. This technical report describes the outcome of the second maintenance process, including...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

26-2-2019

Pest categorisation of the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex

Pest categorisation of the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex

Published on: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex (RSSC), a distinguishable cosmopolitan group of bacterial plant pathogens (including R. solanacearum, Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum and two subspecies of Ralstonia syzygii) of the family Burkholderiaceae. The RSSC causes bacterial wilt in solanaceous crops, such as potato, tomato and pepper, but can also cause wilts i...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-2-2019

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on additional steps by the agency to support the development of safe and effective novel nicotine replacement therapies to help smokers quit cigarettes

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on additional steps by the agency to support the development of safe and effective novel nicotine replacement therapies to help smokers quit cigarettes

FDA releases the second of two draft guidances aimed at supporting the development of novel nicotine replacement therapies.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-2-2019

Efficacy of a preparation of algae interspaced bentonite as a feed additive for all animal species

Efficacy of a preparation of algae interspaced bentonite as a feed additive for all animal species

Published on: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the efficacy of a preparation of algae interspaced bentonite when used as aflatoxin B1 (AfB1) binder for all animal species; the additive is composed of bentonite feed grade and algae belonging to Ulva spp. The European Commission request follows an opinion of the FEEDAP Panel published in 2...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-2-2019

Assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape T45 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐012)

Assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape T45 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐012)

Published on: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐012 under Regulation (EC) No1829/2003 from BayerCropScienceN.V., the Panelon Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified oilseed rape T45, for food and feed uses, excluding cultivation within the European Unio...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

9-2-2019

McDaniel Life-Line LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Indian Herb

McDaniel Life-Line LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Indian Herb

Felt, OK, McDaniel Life-Line LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Indian Herb to the consumer level. This product is being recalled because it is marketed without an approved NDA/ANDA. The therapeutic claims made in the labeling for this product establish that it is a drug because it is an article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body. Additionally, the product contains ingredients that the Agency has determined to be caustic in nature that can cause serious ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-1-2019

Data dictionaries‐guidelines for reporting 2018 data on zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and food‐borne outbreaks

Data dictionaries‐guidelines for reporting 2018 data on zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and food‐borne outbreaks

Published on: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 This technical report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) presents guidance to reporting European Union (EU) Member States and non‐Member States in data submission using extensible markup language (XML) data transfer covering the reporting of isolate‐based quantitative antimicrobial resistance data, as well as reporting of prevalence data on zoonoses and food‐borne contaminants, food‐borne outbreak data, animal population data and disease status data. For data col...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

30-1-2019

Tris Pharma, Inc Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Retail Recall of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Higher Concentration of Ibuprofen

Tris Pharma, Inc Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Retail Recall of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Higher Concentration of Ibuprofen

Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. is expanding the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-1-2019

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 217 Revision 2 (FGE.217Rev2), consideration of genotoxic potential for α,β‐unsaturated ketones and precursors from chemical subgroup 4.1 of FGE.19: lactones

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 217 Revision 2 (FGE.217Rev2), consideration of genotoxic potential for α,β‐unsaturated ketones and precursors from chemical subgroup 4.1 of FGE.19: lactones

Published on: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of 12 flavouring substances from subgroup 4.1 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 217 (FGE.217). Based on experimental data, in previous versions of this FGE (FGE.217 and FGE217Rev1), for 6‐methylcoumarin [FL‐no: 13.012] and 5‐ethyl‐3‐hydroxy‐4‐methylfuran‐2(5H)‐one [FL‐no: 10.023] the concern for genotoxicity was ruled out. 6‐Methylc...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

19-1-2019

Safety for the environment of vitamin D3 for salmonids

Safety for the environment of vitamin D3 for salmonids

Published on: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP Panel) of EFSA assessed the safety for the target species and the consumer of the use of a maximum total level of 1.5 mg vitamin D3/kg feed in fish nutrition (2017). The assessment was based on data that had been provided by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA). Since the data set provided by the NFSA did not include any new information concerning the safety for the user and the environment...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of 8‐mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol belonging to chemical group 20 when used as flavourings for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of 8‐mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol belonging to chemical group 20 when used as flavourings for all animal species

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of two compounds belonging to chemical group 20 (aliphatic and aromatic mono‐ and di‐thiols and mono‐, di‐, tri‐, and polysulfides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups). 8‐Mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one [12.038] and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol [12.085] are currently ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Assessment of genetically modified soybean A2704‐12 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐009)

Assessment of genetically modified soybean A2704‐12 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐009)

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐009 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Bayer CropScience N.V., the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified soybean A2704‐12, for food and feed uses, import and processing, excluding cultivation within th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluometuron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluometuron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fluometuron. To assess the occurrence of fluometuron residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008 as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Safety assessment of the substance, montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, for use in food contact materials

Safety assessment of the substance, montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, for use in food contact materials

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTA) when used as an additive at up to ■■■■■ in polylactic acid (PLA) bottles intended for contact with water for long‐term storage at ambient temperature or below. The modified clay, which 90% w/w of the particles have a dimension of 33.1 μm or less and the average size is 9 μm, has a layered structure w...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3): consideration of genotoxicity data on alicyclic aldehydes with α,β‐unsaturation in ring/side‐chain and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3): consideration of genotoxicity data on alicyclic aldehydes with α,β‐unsaturation in ring/side‐chain and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3). In FGE.208Rev1, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) evaluated genotoxicity studies on the representative substance p‐mentha‐1,8‐dien‐7‐al [FL‐no: 05.117], which was found to be genotoxic in vivo. The Panel conclu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from Bacillus subtilis (strain XAS)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from Bacillus subtilis (strain XAS)

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of flavouring substances from subgroup 2.2 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 208 Revision 3 (FGE.208Rev3). In FGE.208Rev1, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) evaluated genotoxicity studies on the representative substance p‐mentha‐1,8‐dien‐7‐al [FL‐no: 05.117], which was found to be genotoxic in vivo. The Panel conclu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenomethionine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 for all animal species

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenomethionine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 for all animal species

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the application for renewal of authorisation of organic form of selenium produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 (Alkosel®) for all animal species. The FEEDAP Panel has delivered two opinions (on 2007 and 2016) on the safety and efficacy of the additive. The additive is characterised as organic selenium mainly selenomethionine (63%); it was ini...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

24-12-2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Cow Pie and Chicken & Vegetables Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Due to Possible Health Risk

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include Cow Pie and Chicken & Vegetables Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Due to Possible Health Risk

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is voluntarily expanding their current recall to include additional products: 261 packages of Cow Pie Lot # 72618 and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables Lot# 111518 fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in July 2018 and November 2018, due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU)

Pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU)

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU), a well‐defined and distinguishable group of fungal pathogens of the family Cronartiaceae. There are at least 40 species described within the Cronartium genus, of which two are considered native to the EU (C. gentianeum and C. pini) and one has been introduced in the 19th century (C. ribicola) and is now widespread in the EU – these t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-12-2018

Annual report of the Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment 2018

Annual report of the Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment 2018

Published on: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 Among the tasks of EFSA, according to its founding regulation (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002), there is the establishment of a system of Networks of organisations operating in the fields within EFSA's mission, the objective being to facilitate a scientific cooperation framework by the coordination of activities, the exchange of information, the development and implementation of joint projects, the exchange of expertise and best practices. Additionally, the EFSA Science Strat...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-12-2018

Annual Report of the Scientific Network on BSE‐TSE 2018

Annual Report of the Scientific Network on BSE‐TSE 2018

Published on: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 The EFSA Scientific Network on bovine spongiform encephalopathies and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (BSE‐TSE) held its 13th meeting on 15‐16 October 2018 in Parma. The meeting served as an opportunity to exchange scientific information on BSE‐TSE related issues among EU Member States, countries from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), EFSA, the European Commission and ad hocparticipants. In this occasion, ad hoc representation included the World A...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

7-12-2018

Strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen infant oral drops in 24 mL bottles recalled because of defective child-resistant safety caps

Strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen infant oral drops in 24 mL bottles recalled because of defective child-resistant safety caps

Laboratoire RivaInc. and Laboratoires Trianon Inc. are voluntarily recalling five over-the-counter strawberry-flavoured acetaminophen oral drops for infants. The products are labeled as Biomedic, Option, Personnelle, Selection, or Laboratoires Trianon Inc. The products are packaged in 24 mL bottles and are used for pain and fever relief. They are being recalled because the child-resistant safety cap may be defective. This recall is in addition to previous recalls of children’s acetaminophen syrups for th...

Health Canada

7-12-2018

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Re‐evaluation of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) as a food additive

Published on: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) provides a scientific opinion re‐evaluating the safety of propane‐1,2‐diol esters of fatty acids (E 477) when used as a food additive. The Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) in 1978 endorsed the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 25 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, expressed as propane‐1,2‐diol, established by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 1974. No adverse effects were observed in short‐t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

4-12-2018

Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylam

Mylan Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, to all Lots Within Expiry Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylam

– Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is expanding its consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all lots of Valsartan-containing products within expiry. The 104 additional lots include 26 lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, 5mg/320mg and 10mg/320mg strengths), 51 lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg and 320 mg strengths), and 27 lots of Valsartan and Hydrochloroth...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-12-2018

Joint project on Benchmark Dose modelling with RIVM

Joint project on Benchmark Dose modelling with RIVM

Published on: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 A web application for PROAST, a software package for BMD modelling, was developed to make the use of the BMD approach significantly easier for toxicologists and risk assessors. In addition, model averaging was included in the software, for the most frequently occurring types of data in toxicological studies. The PROAST web application now allows for applying model averaging for the case of both quantal and continuous data, as well as for combined datasets (dose‐response da...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

Data collection for the estimation of ecological data (specific focal species, time spent in treated areas collecting food, composition of diet), residue level and residue decline on food items to be used in the risk assessment for birds and mammals

Data collection for the estimation of ecological data (specific focal species, time spent in treated areas collecting food, composition of diet), residue level and residue decline on food items to be used in the risk assessment for birds and mammals

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 The study described in this report was conducted with the aim of developing an unified database of ecological data and residue data to be used for the risk assessment of plant protection products for birds and mammals. The main sources of data were the information submitted in the context of approval of active substances and authorization of products and and additional information retrieved through a systematic literature review. The data were screened and organised in thr...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-11-2018

CLS Sales Inc. recalls Wind Up Fish & Lion Toys

CLS Sales Inc. recalls Wind Up Fish & Lion Toys

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the toys do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. Additionally, the fish toy released small parts during testing, which could pose as a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

28-11-2018

EFSA Scientific Colloquium 24 – 'omics in risk assessment: state of the art and next steps

EFSA Scientific Colloquium 24 – 'omics in risk assessment: state of the art and next steps

Published on: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 In recent years, the development of innovative tools in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics (designated collectively as 'omics technologies) has opened up new possibilities for applications in scientific research and led to the availability of vast amounts of analytical data. The interpretation and integration of 'omics data can provide valuable information on the functional status of an organism and on the effect of external factors such as stressors. T...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-11-2018

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2 related to pesticide residues Objective 2: Linking the processing techniques investigated in regulatory studies with the E

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2 related to pesticide residues Objective 2: Linking the processing techniques investigated in regulatory studies with the E

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 In the framework of the project ‘Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx2’ a compendium of representative processing techniques was prepared as a result of Objective 1. In Objective 2 the food / feed items and processes as described in the compendium of Objective 1 were coded using the FoodEx2 coding system. The coding covers the raw agricultural commodities and the food / feed item...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 To enable the hazard identification and characterisation in the risk assessment for humans related to the seventeen 2,3,7,8‐substituted dioxins (PCCDs) and furans (PCDFs) and the twelve dioxin‐like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL‐PCBs), EFSA outsourced an extensive literature search (ELS), followed by selection for relevance and extraction of relevant data for consideration in the risk assessment. Two tailored search strategies for Web of Science (WoS) and PubMed for identif...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 89788 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011)

Assessment of genetically modified soybean MON 89788 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011)

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐011 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Monsanto Europe, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified soybean MON 89788, for food and feed uses, excluding cultivation within the European Union....

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Recommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residues

Recommendations on the use of the proportionality approach in the framework of risk assessment for pesticide residues

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The technical report reflects the outcome of the discussions and agreements that were reached in the pesticides peer review meeting on residues and maximum residue levels regarding the principles and guidance for application of the proportionality concept in the risk assessment methodologies used at European level for the estimation of the maximum residue levels for pesticides. In addition, practical experiences on the use of the proportionality approach gained by EFSA hav...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010)

Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Bayer, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified LLCotton25, for food and feed uses, import and processing, excluding cultivation within the EU. The d...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

8-11-2018

Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion

Hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations: second scientific opinion

Published on: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In 2017, EFSA published a ‘simplified’ food safety management system (FSMS) for certain small retail establishments (butcher, grocer, baker, fish and ice cream shop) based on the application of prerequisite programme (PRP) criteria. The aim of this opinion was to develop similar FSMSs for other small retail enterprises including retail distribution centres, supermarkets, restaurants (including pubs and other catering activities) and food donation. The latter...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In compliance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to provide an update of the reasoned opinion on the review of existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for imazalil published on 5 September 2017, taking into account the additional information provided on the toxicity of the metabolites R014821, FK‐772 and FK‐284. EFSA did not derive MRL proposals from the post‐harvest uses reported on citrus fru...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 EFSA has asked the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) to update the guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to physical performance published in 2012. The update takes into account the experience gained by the NDA Panel with the evaluation of additional health claim applications, changes introduced to the general scientific guidance for stakeholders for health claims applications and information collected from ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

25-10-2018

Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

Safety of zinc chelate of methionine sulfate for the target species

Published on: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Zinc chelate of methionine sulfate is intended to be used as a nutritional additive (functional group: compounds of trace elements). The additive is zinc chelated with methionine in a molar ratio 1:1. It is intended to supply zinc as a nutritional additive to all animal species/categories. In 2017, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) adopted an opinion on the safety and efficacy of zinc chelate of methionine su...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

24-4-2019

Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS meeting, June 2019

Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS meeting, June 2019

The Secretary invites public submissions on these late additions to the scheduling proposals referred to the June 2019 meeting of the ACCS. Closing date: 24 May 2019

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

16-4-2019

There is no need to take additional action if you are satisfied with your surgery and are not having any complications or symptoms. #FDA #MedicalDevice

There is no need to take additional action if you are satisfied with your surgery and are not having any complications or symptoms. #FDA #MedicalDevice

There is no need to take additional action if you are satisfied with your surgery and are not having any complications or symptoms. #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-3-2019

In addition, the FDA is providing a live feed of the meeting for those who cannot attend in person: March 25, 2019 (Day 1) Webcast:  https://bit.ly/2WgkmGC   March 26, 2019 (Day 2) Webcast: https://bit.ly/2TnAKU0   #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/zvhd7

In addition, the FDA is providing a live feed of the meeting for those who cannot attend in person: March 25, 2019 (Day 1) Webcast: https://bit.ly/2WgkmGC  March 26, 2019 (Day 2) Webcast: https://bit.ly/2TnAKU0  #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/zvhd7

In addition, the FDA is providing a live feed of the meeting for those who cannot attend in person: March 25, 2019 (Day 1) Webcast: https://bit.ly/2WgkmGC  March 26, 2019 (Day 2) Webcast: https://bit.ly/2TnAKU0  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/zvhd72SyxX

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-3-2019

Q&A: Use of market authorisation evidence from comparable overseas regulatory bodies for medical devices

Q&A: Use of market authorisation evidence from comparable overseas regulatory bodies for medical devices

Additional Q&A's on use of market authorisation evidence from overseas regulatory bodies for medical devices

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

11-2-2019


Two additional countries to benefit from EU-US mutual recognition agreement for inspections

Two additional countries to benefit from EU-US mutual recognition agreement for inspections

Two additional countries to benefit from EU-US mutual recognition agreement for inspections

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

9-1-2019

Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS meeting, March 2019

Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS meeting, March 2019

Invitation to comment on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS, March 2019 (late addition to the published agenda). Closing date: 8 February 2019

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

26-11-2018

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

A stereotactic system used by neurosurgeons to more precisely determine where to perform their surgical procedure was intended to be MRI compatible but the older predicate it compared itself to was not, requiring additional performance testing.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration