MCP-ratiopharm

Hauptinformation

  • Handelsname:
  • MCP-ratiopharm 1 mg/ml Lösung zum Einnehmen
  • Darreichungsform:
  • Lösung zum Einnehmen
  • Zusammensetzung:
  • Metoclopramidhydrochlorid (Ph.Eur.) 0.118g
  • Verwenden für:
  • Menschen
  • Art der Medizin:
  • allopathic Droge

Dokumenten

Lokalisierung

  • Erhältlich in:
  • MCP-ratiopharm 1 mg/ml Lösung zum Einnehmen
    Deutschland
  • Sprache:
  • Deutsch

Weitere Informationen

Status

  • Quelle:
  • BfArM - Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte
  • Zulassungsnummer:
  • 92719.00.00
  • Letzte Änderung:
  • 11-03-2018

Packungsbeilage

Gebrauchsinformation: Information für Anwender

MCP-ratiopharm

®

1 mg/ml Lösung zum Einnehmen

Wirkstoff: Metoclopramid

Lesen Sie die gesamte Packungsbeilage sorgfältig durch, bevor Sie mit der Einnahme dieses

Arzneimittels beginnen, denn sie enthält wichtige Informationen.

Heben Sie die Packungsbeilage auf. Vielleicht möchten Sie diese später nochmals lesen.

Wenn Sie weitere Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Arzt oder Apotheker.

Dieses Arzneimittel wurde Ihnen persönlich verschrieben. Geben Sie es nicht an Dritte weiter.

Es kann anderen Menschen schaden, auch wenn diese die gleichen Beschwerden haben wie Sie.

Wenn Sie Nebenwirkungen bemerken, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Arzt oder Apotheker. Dies gilt

auch für Nebenwirkungen, die nicht in dieser Packungsbeilage angegeben sind. Siehe Abschnitt

Was in dieser Packungsbeilage steht

1. Was ist

MCP-ratiopharm

®

und wofür wird es angewendet?

2. Was sollten Sie vor der Einnahme von

MCP-ratiopharm

®

beachten?

3. Wie ist

MCP-ratiopharm

®

einzunehmen?

4. Welche Nebenwirkungen sind möglich?

5. Wie ist

MCP-ratiopharm

®

aufzubewahren?

6. Inhalt der Packung und weitere Informationen

1.

Was ist MCP-ratiopharm

®

und wofür wird es angewendet?

MCP-ratiopharm

®

ist ein Mittel gegen Erbrechen (Antiemetikum). Es enthält einen Wirkstoff mit der

Bezeichnung „Metoclopramid“. Dieser wirkt in dem Teil Ihres Gehirns, der Sie davor schützt, dass

Ihnen schlecht wird (Übelkeit) oder Sie sich übergeben müssen (Erbrechen).

Erwachsene

MCP-ratiopharm

®

wird bei Erwachsenen eingesetzt:

zur Vorbeugung von nach einer Chemotherapie verzögert auftretender Übelkeit und verzögert

auftretendem Erbrechen,

zur Vorbeugung gegen Übelkeit und Erbrechen, die durch Strahlentherapie verursacht werden,

zur Behandlung von Übelkeit und Erbrechen, einschließlich Übelkeit und Erbrechen, die in

Zusammenhang mit einer Migräne auftreten können. Metoclopramid kann im Falle einer

Migräne mit oralen Schmerzmitteln eingenommen werden, um die Wirkung der Schmerzmittel

zu erhöhen.

Kinder und Jugendliche

MCP-ratiopharm

®

wird bei Kindern und Jugendlichen (im Alter von 1-18 Jahren) nach einer

Chemotherapie zur Vorbeugung von verzögert auftretender Übelkeit und verzögert auftretendem

Erbrechen angewendet, w

enn andere Behandlungen versagen oder nicht in Frage kommen.

2.

Was sollten Sie vor der Einnahme von MCP-ratiopharm

®

beachten?

MCP-ratiopharm

®

darf nicht eingenommen werden,

wenn Sie allergisch gegen Metoclopramid, Natriummethyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.),

Natriumpropyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.) oder einen der in Abschnitt 6. genannten sonstigen

Bestandteile dieses Arzneimittels sind.

wenn Sie Blutungen, Einengungen oder einen Riss (Perforation) in Ihrem Magen oder Darm

haben.

wenn bei Ihnen ein seltener Tumor in der Nebenniere vermutet wird oder nachgewiesen wurde

(Phäochromozytom).

wenn Sie unwillkürliche Muskelkrämpfe (Spätdyskinesie) haben oder jemals hatten, die

medikamentös behandelt wurden.

wenn Sie an Epilepsie leiden.

wenn Sie an der Parkinson-Krankheit leiden.

wenn Sie Levodopa (ein Wirkstoff gegen die Parkinson-Krankheit) oder dopaminerge

Wirkstoffe einnehmen (siehe „Einnahme von

MCP-ratiopharm

®

zusammen mit anderen

Arzneimitteln“).

wenn Sie abnorme Blutfarbstoffwerte (Methämoglobinämie) oder einen NADH-Cytochrom-

b5-Reduktase-Mangel haben oder jemals hatten.

Geben Sie

MCP-ratiopharm

®

nicht Kindern unter 1 Jahr (siehe nachfolgend „Kinder und

Jugendliche“).

Nehmen Sie

MCP-ratiopharm

®

nicht ein, wenn irgendeine der oben genannten Situationen auf Sie

zutrifft. Sollten Sie sich nicht sicher sein, sprechen Sie mit Ihrem Arzt, Apotheker oder dem

medizinischen Fachpersonal, bevor Sie

MCP-ratiopharm

®

einnehmen.

Warnhinweise und Vorsichtsmaßnahmen

Bitte sprechen Sie mit Ihrem Arzt oder Apotheker, bevor Sie

MCP-ratiopharm

®

einnehmen, wenn:

Sie schon einmal einen abnormen Herzschlag (QT-Intervall-Verlängerung) oder andere

Herzprobleme hatten.

Sie Probleme mit den Salzspiegeln (Kalium, Natrium und Magnesium) in Ihrem Blut haben.

Sie andere Arzneimittel einnehmen oder anwenden, die Auswirkungen auf Ihren Herzschlag

haben.

Sie an Erkrankungen des Nervensystems leiden.

Sie Probleme mit der Leber oder den Nieren haben. Es kann erforderlich sein, die Dosis zu

reduzieren (siehe Abschnitt 3. „Wie ist

MCP-ratiopharm

®

einzunehmen?“).

Ihr Arzt kann Blutuntersuchungen durchführen, um die Blutfarbstoffspiegel (Hämoglobinspiegel)

Ihres Blutes zu prüfen. In Fällen abnormer Werte (Methämoglobinämie) muss die Behandlung sofort

und dauerhaft abgebrochen werden.

Sie müssen nach jeder Metoclopramid-Einnahme selbst im Fall von Erbrechen und dem Abstoßen des

Arzneimittels mindestens 6 Stunden warten, bevor Sie die nächste Dosis einnehmen, um eine

Überdosis zu vermeiden.

Aufgrund des Risikos unwillkürlicher Muskelkrämpfe dürfen Sie die

maximal 3-monatige

Behandlungsdauer

nicht überschreiten.

Kinder und Jugendliche

Bei Kindern und jungen Erwachsenen können unkontrollierbare Bewegungen (extrapyramidale

Erkrankung) auftreten. Das Arzneimittel darf aufgrund des erhöhten Risikos unkontrollierbarer

Bewegungen nicht bei Kindern unter 1 Jahr angewendet werden (siehe oben „

MCP-ratiopharm

®

darf

nicht eingenommen werden“).

Einnahme von MCP-ratiopharm

®

zusammen mit anderen Arzneimitteln

Informieren Sie Ihren Arzt oder Apotheker oder das medizinische Fachpersonal, wenn Sie andere

Arzneimittel einnehmen/anwenden, kürzlich andere Arzneimittel eingenommen/angewendet haben

oder beabsichtigen, andere Arzneimittel einzunehmen/anzuwenden.

Der Grund hierfür ist, dass andere Arzneimittel die Wirkungsweise von

MCP-ratiopharm

®

beeinflussen können oder dass

MCP-ratiopharm

®

Auswirkungen auf die Wirkung der anderen

Arzneimittel haben kann.

Dazu gehören:

Levodopa und andere Arzneimittel zur Behandlung der Parkinson-Krankheit (siehe oben

MCP-ratiopharm

®

darf nicht eingenommen werden“)

Anticholinergika (Arzneimittel zur Linderung von Magenkrämpfen oder Spasmen)

Morphinderivate (Arzneimittel zur Behandlung starker Schmerzen)

Arzneimittel mit dämpfender Wirkung auf das Nervensystem

sämtliche anderen Arzneimittel zur Behandlung geistig-seelischer Erkrankungen,

Digoxin (Arzneimittel zur Behandlung von Herzschwäche)

Ciclosporin (Arzneimittel zur Behandlung bestimmter Störungen des Immunsystems)

Mivacurium und Suxamethonium (Arzneimittel zur Relaxation der Muskeln)

Fluoxetin und Paroxetin (Arzneimittel zur Behandlung von Depressionen)

Einnahme von MCP-ratiopharm

®

zusammen mit Alkohol

Während der Behandlung mit Metoclopramid muss auf Alkoholkonsum verzichtet werden, da dieser

die dämpfende Wirkung von

MCP-ratiopharm

®

erhöht.

Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit

Wenn Sie schwanger sind oder stillen, oder wenn Sie vermuten, schwanger zu sein, oder

beabsichtigen, schwanger zu werden, fragen Sie vor der Anwendung dieses Arzneimittels Ihren Arzt

oder Apotheker um Rat.

Falls notwendig kann

MCP-ratiopharm

®

während der Schwangerschaft eingenommen werden. Ihr

Arzt wird entscheiden, ob Ihnen dieses Arzneimittel gegeben werden sollte oder nicht.

MCP-ratiopharm

®

wird nicht empfohlen, wenn Sie stillen, da Metoclopramid in die Muttermilch

übergeht und Auswirkungen auf Ihr Baby haben kann.

Verkehrstüchtigkeit und Fähigkeit zum Bedienen von Maschinen

Nach der Einnahme von

MCP-ratiopharm

®

fühlen Sie sich eventuell schläfrig, schwindlig, oder es

können unkontrollierbare Bewegungsstörungen (Dyskinesie) auftreten, wie Zittern, Zuckungen und

Krümmung sowie eine ungewöhnliche Muskelspannung mit abnormer Körperhaltung (Dystonie). Dies

kann Ihre Sehkraft beeinträchtigen und auch Ihre Verkehrstüchtigkeit und Fähigkeit, Maschinen zu

bedienen, einschränken.

MCP-ratiopharm

®

enthält Natriummethyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.) und Natriumpropyl-4-

hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.).

Natriummethyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.) und Natriumpropyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.) können

Überempfindlichkeitsreaktionen, auch Spätreaktionen hervorrufen.

3. Wie ist MCP-ratiopharm

®

einzunehmen?

Nehmen Sie dieses Arzneimittel

immer genau nach Absprache mit Ihrem Arzt oder Apotheker ein.

Fragen Sie bei Ihrem Arzt oder Apotheker nach, wenn Sie sich nicht sicher sind.

Sämtliche Indikationen (erwachsene Patienten)

Die empfohlene Einzeldosis beträgt 10 mg

(entsprechend 10 ml Lösung oder zwei vollen 5

Applikationsspritzen)

und kann bis zu dreimal täglich gegebe

n werden.

Die maximale empfohlene Tagesdosis beträgt 30 mg oder 0,5 mg/kg Körpergewicht.

Die maximale empfohlene Behandlungsdauer beträgt 5 Tage.

Kinder und Jugendliche

Zur Vorbeugung von nach einer Chemotherapie verzögert auftretender Übelkeit und verzögert

auftretendem Erbrechen (Kinder und Jugendliche im Alter von 1-18 Jahren)

Die empfohlene Dosis beträgt 0,1 bis 0,15 mg/kg Körpergewicht. Diese kann bis zu dreimal täglich

eingenommen werden (orale Anwendung).

Die maximale Dosis innerhalb von 24 Stunden beträgt 0,5 mg/kg Körpergewicht.

Dosierungstabelle

Alter

Körpergewicht

Dosierung

Volumen

Häufigkeit

1-3 Jahre

10-14 kg

1 mg

1 ml

Bis zu dreimal täglich

3-5 Jahre

15-19 kg

2 mg

2 ml

Bis zu dreimal täglich

5-9 Jahre

20-29 kg

2,5 mg

2,5 ml

Bis zu dreimal täglich

9-18 Jahre

30-60 kg

5 mg

5 ml

Bis zu dreimal täglich

15-18 Jahre

Mehr als 60 kg

10 mg

10 ml (2 volle

Applikations-

spritzen)

Bis zu dreimal täglich

Zur Vorbeugung von nach Chemotherapie verzögert auftretender Übelkeit und verzögert auftretendem

Erbrechen sollten Sie dieses Arzneimittel nicht länger als 5 Tage einnehmen.

Anleitung zur korrekten Anwendung der Applikationsspritze:

Zur genauen Dosierung liegt der Packung eine 5 ml-Applikationsspritze mit Dosierskala bei.

1 ml Lösung zum Einnehmen entspricht 1 mg Metoclopramid.

Eine volle Applikationsspritze enthält 5 ml Lösung entsprechend 5 mg Metoclopramid.

Zur Anwendung gehen Sie bitte folgendermaßen vor:

1. Öffnen Sie die Flasche, indem Sie den kindergesicherten Verschluss nach unten drücken und ihn

gleichzeitig in Pfeilrichtung drehen.

2. Führen Sie die Applikationsspritze so in den Flaschenhals ein, dass sie fest sitzt.

3. Drehen Sie die Flasche zum Füllen der Applikationsspritze auf den Kopf. Halten Sie die

Applikationsspritze fest und ziehen Sie den Kolben sachte nach unten, um die Lösung bis zur

gewünschten Markierung oder bis zum gewünschten Volumen aufzuziehen.

4. Drehen Sie die Flasche wieder um und ziehen Sie die Applikationsspritze unter vorsichtigem Hin-

und Herdrehen aus dem Flaschenhals heraus.

5. Drücken Sie mit dem Kolben langsam die Flüssigkeit aus der Applikationsspritze heraus in den

Mund oder in ein Glas Wasser.

Schrauben Sie nach dem Gebrauch den Deckel fest zu, damit der kindersichere Verschluss wieder

einrastet.

Ziehen Sie die Spritze nach dem Gebrauch auseinander (d. h. nehmen Sie den Kolben aus dem

Spritzenzylinder heraus). Spülen Sie die Spritze sorgfältig mit warmem Wasser aus und lassen Sie sie

trocknen, damit sie für die Verabreichung der nächsten Dosis bereit ist.

Art der Anwendung

MCP-ratiopharm

®

wird vor den Mahlzeiten mit ausreichend Flüssigkeit (z. B. 1 Glas Wasser)

eingenommen.

Sie müssen nach jeder Metoclopramid-Einnahme selbst im Fall von Erbrechen und dem Abstoßen des

Arzneimittels mindestens 6 Stunden warten, bevor Sie die nächste Dosis einnehmen, um eine

Überdosis zu vermeiden.

Ältere Personen

Eine Reduzierung der Dosis kann in Abhängigkeit von der Nieren- und Leberfunktion sowie vom

allgemeinen Gesundheitszustand erforderlich sein.

Erwachsene mit Störung der Nierenfunktion

Sprechen Sie mit Ihrem Arzt, wenn Sie Nierenprobleme haben. Die Dosis muss reduziert werden,

wenn Sie eine mäßige bis schwere Nierenfunktionsstörung haben.

Erwachsene mit Störung der Leberfunktion

Sprechen Sie mit Ihrem Arzt, wenn Sie Leberprobleme haben. Die Dosis muss reduziert werden, wenn

Sie eine schwere Leberfunktionsstörung haben.

Kinder und Jugendliche

Metoclopramid darf nicht bei Kindern unter 1 Jahr angewendet werden (siehe Abschnitt 2. „

MCP-

ratiopharm

®

darf nicht eingenommen werden“).

Wenn Sie eine größere Menge von MCP-ratiopharm

®

eingenommen haben, als Sie sollten

Wenden Sie sich unverzüglich an Ihren Arzt oder Apotheker. Sie können unter unkontrollierbaren

Bewegungen leiden (extrapyramidale Erkrankung), sich schläfrig fühlen, Schwierigkeiten mit Ihrem

Bewusstsein haben, verwirrt sein und Halluzinationen und Herzprobleme bekommen. Falls

erforderlich, kann Ihr Arzt diese Symptome behandeln.

Wenn Sie die Einnahme von MCP-ratiopharm

®

vergessen haben

Nehmen Sie nicht die doppelte Menge ein, wenn Sie die vorherige Einnahme vergessen haben.

Wenn Sie weitere Fragen zur Anwendung dieses Arzneimittels haben, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Arzt

oder Apotheker.

4. Welche Nebenwirkungen sind möglich?

Wie alle Arzneimittel kann auch dieses Arzneimittel Nebenwirkungen haben, die aber nicht bei jedem

auftreten müssen.

Brechen Sie die Behandlung ab und sprechen Sie unverzüglich mit Ihrem Arzt, Apotheker oder dem

medizinischen Fachpersonal, wenn Sie während der Einnahme des Arzneimittels eins der folgenden

Anzeichen bemerken:

unkontrollierbare Bewegungen (häufig unter Einbeziehung des Kopfes oder des Nackens). Dies

kann bei Kindern und jungen Erwachsenen und besonders dann auftreten, wenn hohe

Dosierungen angewendet werden. Diese Anzeichen treten normalerweise zu Beginn der

Behandlung auf und können selbst nach nur einer einzigen Anwendung auftreten. Diese

Bewegungen enden, wenn sie ordnungsgemäß behandelt werden.

hohes Fieber, hoher Blutdruck, Krämpfe, Schweißausbruch, vermehrte Speichelbildung. Dies

können Anzeichen für eine Erkrankung mit der Bezeichnung neuroleptisches malignes Syndrom

sein.

Jucken oder Hautausschlag, Schwellung des Gesichts, der Lippen oder des Halses,

Schwierigkeiten beim Atmen. Dies können Anzeichen einer allergischen Reaktion sein, die

möglicherweise schwerwiegend ist.

Sehr häufig

(kann mehr als 1 von 10 Behandelten betreffen)

Gefühl von Schläfrigkeit

Häufig

(kann bis zu 1 von 10 Behandelten betreffen)

Depression

unkontrollierbare Bewegungen wie Ticks, Zittern, Drehbewegungen oder Muskelkontraktionen

(Steifheit, Starre)

Ähnliche Symptome wie bei der Parkinson-Krankheit (Starre, Tremor)

Gefühl von Ruhelosigkeit

Abnahme des Blutdrucks (insbesondere bei intravenöser Anwendung)

Durchfall

Schwächegefühl

Gelegentlich

(kann bis zu 1 von 100 Behandelten betreffen)

erhöhter Spiegel eines Hormons namens Prolaktin, das milchige Absonderungen aus der

Brustdrüse bei Männern und nicht stillenden Frauen auslösen kann

Störung der Regelblutung

Halluzination

Bewusstseinsstörungen

Langsamer Herzschlag (besonders bei intravenöser Anwendung)

Allergie

Selten

(kann bis zu 1 von 1.000 Behandelten betreffen)

Zustand der Verwirrtheit

Krampfanfälle (besonders bei epileptischen Patienten)

Nicht bekannt

(Häufigkeit auf Grundlage der verfügbaren Daten nicht abschätzbar)

abnorme Blutfarbstoffwerte (Hämoglobin): kann die Farbe der Haut verändern

abnormes Wachstum von Brüsten (Gynäkomastie)

unfreiwillige Muskelkrämpfe nach längerer Anwendung, besonders bei älteren Patienten

hohes Fieber, hoher Blutdruck, Krampfanfälle, Schweißausbruch, vermehrte Speichelbildung.

Dies können Anzeichen für eine Erkrankung mit der Bezeichnung malignes neuroleptisches

Syndrom sein

Veränderungen des Herzschlags, die im Elektrokardiogramm (EKG-Untersuchung) erkennbar

sind

Herzstillstand (besonders bei der Anwendung als Injektion)

Schock (starker Blutdruckabfall) (besonders bei der Anwendung als Injektion)

Ohnmacht (besonders bei intravenöser Gabe)

allergische Reaktion, die schwerwiegend sein kann (besonders bei intravenöser Verabreichung)

sehr hoher Blutdruck

Meldung von Nebenwirkungen

Wenn Sie Nebenwirkungen bemerken, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Arzt oder Apotheker. Dies gilt auch

für Nebenwirkungen, die nicht in dieser Packungsbeilage angegeben sind. Sie können

Nebenwirkungen auch direkt dem Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, Abt.

Pharmakovigilanz, Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 3, D-53175 Bonn, Website: www.bfarm.de anzeigen.

Indem Sie Nebenwirkungen melden, können Sie dazu beitragen, dass mehr Informationen über die

Sicherheit dieses Arzneimittels zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

5. Wie ist MCP-ratiopharm

®

aufzubewahren?

Bewahren Sie dieses Arzneimittel für Kinder unzugänglich auf.

Sie dürfen dieses Arzneimittel nach dem auf dem Umkarton und dem Etikett nach „Verwendbar bis“

angegebenen Verfalldatum nicht mehr verwenden. Das Verfalldatum bezieht sich auf den letzten Tag

des angegebenen Monats.

Nicht über 25 °C lagern.

Das Arzneimittel ist nach dem Öffnen 6 Monate, aber höchstens bis zu dem auf dem Umkarton und

dem Etikett genannten Verfalldatum haltbar.

6.

Inhalt der Packung und weitere Informationen

Was MCP-ratiopharm

®

enthält

Der Wirkstoff ist Metoclopramid (als Metoclopramidhydrochlorid-Monohydrat).

1 ml Lösung zum Einnehmen enthält 1,2 mg Metoclopramidhydrochlorid (Ph.Eur.)

entsprechend 1,0 mg Metoclopramid.

Die sonstigen Bestandteile sind:

Natriummethyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.), Natriumpropyl-4-hydroxybenzoat (Ph.Eur.),

Saccharin-Natrium, Natriumcyclamat, Natriummonohydrogenphosphat-Dodecahydrat

(Ph.Eur.), Salzsäure 25 %, gereinigtes Wasser.

Wie MCP-ratiopharm

®

aussieht und Inhalt der Packung

Klare, farblose bis leicht gelbliche Lösung.

MCP-ratiopharm

®

ist in Packungsgrößen mit 30, 50, 100, 150 ml, 2 x 100 ml und 2 x 150 ml Lösung

zum Einnehmen in Flaschen aus braunem Glas erhältlich.

Jede Packung enthält eine skalierte 5 ml-Applikationsspritze für Zubereitungen zum Einnehmen. Ein

Teilstrich entspricht 0,1 ml Lösung.

Es werden möglicherweise nicht alle Packungsgrößen in den Verkehr gebracht.

Pharmazeutischer Unternehmer

ratiopharm GmbH

Graf-Arco-Str. 3

89079 Ulm

Hersteller

Merckle GmbH

Ludwig-Merckle-Str. 3

89143 Blaubeuren

Dieses Arzneimittel ist in den Mitgliedsstaaten des Europäischen Wirtschaftsraumes (EWR) unter den

folgenden Bezeichnungen zugelassen:

Deutschland:

MCP-ratiopharm 1 mg/ml Lösung zum Einnehmen

Luxemburg:

MCP-ratiopharm 1 mg/ml Lösung zum Einnehmen

Diese Packungsbeilage wurde zuletzt überarbeitet im Januar 2017

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Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐SO)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme maltogenic amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain NZYM‐SO)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme maltogenic amylase (glucan 1,4‐α‐maltohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.133) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain NZYM‐SO by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production microorganism and recombinant DNA. This maltogenic amylase is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels, dietary exposure to the food enzyme–total organi...

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15-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐JB)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM‐JB)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 The food enzyme acetolactate decarboxylase (α‐acetolactate decarboxylase; EC 4.1.1.5) is produced with a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis strain NZYM‐JB by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This acetolactate decarboxylase is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and brewing processes. Residual amounts of total organi...

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13-11-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance napropamide‐M

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance napropamide‐M

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom for the pesticide active substance napropamide‐M are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of napropamid...

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13-11-2018

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This joint ECDC‐EFSA report assesses whether vector count data (abundance) and the way these change throughout the year (seasonality) can provide useful information about vector‐borne diseases epidemiological processes of interest, and therefore, whether resources should be devoted to collecting such data. The document also summarises what measures of abundance and seasonality can be collected for each vector group (mosquitoes, sandflies, midges and ticks), ...

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12-11-2018

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

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10-11-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Published on: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract are presented. The context of the evaluation ...

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1-11-2018

Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

Information required for dossiers to support demands for import of high risk plants, plant products and other objects as foreseen in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2016/2031

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Article 42 of the new Plant Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 on protective measures against pests of plants), introduce a concept of “high risk plants, plant products and other objects” in relation to the presence of a pest risk of an unacceptable level for the Union territory, identified on the basis of a preliminary assessment to be followed by a risk assessment. Upon request of the European Commission (EC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) d...

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1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase from a genetically modified Bacillus subtilis (strain LMG S‐24584)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme endo‐1,4‐β‐xylanase (EC 3.2.1.8) is produced with the genetically modified Bacillus subtilis strain LMG S‐24584 by Puratos N. V. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The Panel noted that, although the production strain was not detected in the food enzyme, recombinant DNA was present in all batches of the food enzyme tested. The food enzyme is intended to be used in baking processes. Based on the maximum use levels re...

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1-11-2018

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Safety of the food enzyme glucoamylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐BF)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme glucoamylase (glucan 1,4‐α‐glucosidase; EC 3.2.1.3) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This glucoamylase is intended to be used in brewing processes and in starch processing for glucose syrups production. Residual amounts of total organic s...

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1-11-2018

Pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella

Pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a pest categorisation of Acrobasis pirivorella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a monophagous moth whose larvae exclusively feed on developing buds, flowers, and fruits of cultivated and wild Pyrus spp. A. pirivorella is a species with reliable methods available for identification. A. pirivorellaoccurs in north‐east Asia only, causing significant damage in cultivated pears. It is regulated in the EU by Council Direc...

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1-11-2018

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme α‐amylase from a genetically modified Aspergillus niger (strain NZYM‐MC)

Published on: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The food enzyme alpha‐amylase (4‐α‐d‐glucan glucanohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.1) is produced with the genetically modified strain of Aspergillus niger by Novozymes A/S. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This α‐amylase is intended to be used in starch processing for glucose syrups production, beverage alcohol (distilling) processes and baking proces...

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31-10-2018

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance

Outcome of a public consultation on the draft 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 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on a draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance, prepared by the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA), supported by the Working Group on Claims. The draft guidance was endorsed by the Panel for public consultation ...

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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...

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31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 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 a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos (hop strobiles) when used as a sensory feed additive for all animal species. The additive is specified to containing 40% beta acids and less than 0.2% alpha acids. Known substances of conce...

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31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a strain of Lactobacillus hilgardii and of Lactobacillus buchneri when used as a technological additive intended to improve ensiling at a proposed application rate of 3.0 x 108 colony forming units (CFU)/kg fresh material. The two bacterial species are considered by EFS...

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30-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae

Pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae

Published on: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a pest categorisation of Sternochetus mangiferae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a monophagous pest weevil whose larvae exclusively feed on mango seeds, whereas adults feed on mango foliage. S. mangiferae is a species with reliable methods available for identification. It is regulated in the EU by Council Directive 2000/29/EC where it is listed in Annex IIB as a harmful organism whose introduction into EU Protec...

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24-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Hostazym® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets

Safety and efficacy of Hostazym® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets

Published on: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the 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 HOSTAZYM® X as a feed additive for sows in order to have benefit in piglets. The additive HOSTAZYM® X contains endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase and is available in liquid and solid formulations. This product is authorised as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, tu...

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20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested to deliver a scientific opinion on the implications for human health of the flavouring substance 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide [FL‐no: 16.133], in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411), according to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The substance has not been reported to occur in natural source materials of botanical or animal origin. It is intende...

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20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 200, Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev.1): 74 α,β‐unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 200, Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev.1): 74 α,β‐unsaturated aliphatic aldehydes and precursors from chemical subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to evaluate the genotoxic potential of 74 flavouring substances from subgroup 1.1.1 of FGE.19 in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 200 Revision 1 (FGE.200 Rev1). In FGE.200, genotoxicity studies were provided for one representative substance, namely hex‐2(trans)‐enal [FL‐no: 05.073], and for other two substances in the same subgroup, namely 2‐dodecenal [FL‐no: 05.03...

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18-10-2018

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 201 Revision 2 (FGE.201Rev2): 2‐alkylated, aliphatic, acyclic alpha,beta‐unsaturated aldehydes and precursors, with or without additional double‐bonds, from chemical subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19

Published on: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings of the European Food Safety Authority was requested to consider in this revision 2 of Flavouring Group Evaluation 201, the additional data on genotoxicity submitted by the Industry on two substances, 2‐methylpent‐2‐enal [FL‐no: 05.090] and 2 methylcrotonaldehyde [FL‐no: 05.095], from subgroup 1.1.2 of FGE.19. In FGE.201Rev1, the Panel concluded that further data were required in order to clarify the genotoxic poten...

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18-10-2018

Training courses in systematic reviews or in specific steps of systematic review for EFSA Risk Assessment

Training courses in systematic reviews or in specific steps of systematic review for EFSA Risk Assessment

Published on: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The present document has been produced and adopted by the bodies identified above as author(s). This task has been carried out exclusively by the author(s) in the context of a contract between the European Food Safety Authority and the author(s), awarded following a tender procedure. The present document is published complying with the transparency principle to which the Authority is subject. It may not be considered as an output adopted by the Authority. Th...

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16-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum

Pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum, which are well‐defined and distinguishable tree fungal pathogens of the family Cronartiaceae. In 2018, these species were moved from the genus Endocronartium to the genus Cronartium. These pathogens are not known to be present in the EU and are regulated in Council Directive 2...

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16-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii

Pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii, a well‐defined and distinguishable fungus of the family Melampsoraceae. M. farlowii is the causal agent of a leaf and twig rust of hemlocks (Tsuga spp.) in eastern North America. The pathogen is regulated in Council Directive 2000/29/EC (Annex IAI) as a harmful organism whose introduction into the EU is banned. M. farlowii ...

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15-10-2018

EFSA Focal Points: a decade of networking for European food safety

EFSA Focal Points: a decade of networking for European food safety

EFSA Focal Points: a decade of networking for European food safety

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11-10-2018

Wild boar in focus: Review of existing models on spatial distribution and density of wild boar and proposal for next steps

Wild boar in focus: Review of existing models on spatial distribution and density of wild boar and proposal for next steps

Published on: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This report provides a review of existing models for predicting the spatial distribution and abundance of wild boar at various scales (global, continental, national and regional) in order to inform the development of a new model to produce estimates of wild boar abundance at European level. The review identifies and discusses a range of models based on a wide variety of data types, corresponding to those targeted by the data collection model set by ENETwild,...

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9-10-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance flumioxazin in light of negligible exposure data submitted

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment for the active substance flumioxazin in light of negligible exposure data submitted

Published on: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, Czech Republic, for the pesticide active substance flumioxazin are reported. The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a peer review and provide its conclusions on whether exposure of humans to flumioxazin can be considered negligible, taking into account the European Commission's draft guidance on th...

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2-10-2018

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

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

Published on: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 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 cyflufenamid. To assess the occurrence of cyflufenamid residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (in...

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28-9-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ABE‐IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623)

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ABE‐IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623)

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, France, for the pesticide active substance ABE‐IT 56 (components of lysate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain DDSF623) are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the...

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27-9-2018

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

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

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 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 tembotrione. To assess the occurrence of tembotrione residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011 as well as the import tolerances and European author...

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27-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance  copper (I), copper (II) variants

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance copper (I), copper (II) variants

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the risk assessment for an active substance in light of confirmatory data requested following the first approval in accordance with Article 6(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Article 6(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Me...

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26-9-2018

Technical Report on the notification of syrup from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Technical Report on the notification of syrup from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Published on: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Abstract Following a notification from Sorghum Zrt., submitted to the European Commission under Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 to place on the market syrup from Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench as a traditional food from a third country (TF), and in line with Article 15(2) of that Regulation, EFSA was asked by the European Commission whether there are duly reasoned safety objections to the placing on the market of the TF within the European Union. The ap...

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22-9-2018

Risk assessment of new sequencing information on genetically modified carnation FLO‐40689‐6

Risk assessment of new sequencing information on genetically modified carnation FLO‐40689‐6

Published on: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The GMO Panel has previously assessed genetically modified (GM) carnation FLO‐40689‐6 and concluded that there is no scientific reason to consider that the import, distribution and retailing in the EU of carnation FLO‐40689‐6 cut flowers for ornamental use will cause any adverse effects on human health or the environment. On 27 October 2017, the European Commission requested EFSA to analyse new nucleic acid sequencing data and updated bioinformatics data for...

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22-9-2018

Risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified soybean BPS‐CV127‐9

Risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified soybean BPS‐CV127‐9

Published on: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The GMO Panel has previously assessed genetically modified (GM) soybean BPS‐CV127‐9. This soybean was found to be as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterpart and commercial soybean varieties with respect to potential effects on human and animal health and the environment in the context of its intended uses. On 16 February 2018, European Commission requested EFSA to analyse new nucleic acid sequencing data and updated bioinformatics data for GM soy...

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21-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for sulfoxaflor in light of confirmatory data

Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for sulfoxaflor in light of confirmatory data

Published on: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the risk assessment for an active substance in light of confirmatory data requested following approval in accordance with Article 6(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Article 6(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member State...

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20-9-2018

Report of the third Joint Meeting of the ECDC's Food‐ and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA's Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network

Report of the third Joint Meeting of the ECDC's Food‐ and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA's Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network

Published on: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The third Joint Meeting of the ECDC's Food‐ and Waterborne Disease and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA's Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network was held on 16 and 17 October 2017 in Parma. The meeting was constructed around the principle of ‘One health approach to collaborative response to foodborne disease outbreaks in EU/EEA’ and served as an opportunity for public health authorities and food safety/veterinary authorities to meet and exchange information on the...

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19-9-2018

Danish Medicines Agency aces European benchmark survey

Danish Medicines Agency aces European benchmark survey

The Danish Medicines Agency has just scored 4.5 of a possible 5 in the common-European survey known as the Benchmarking of European Medicines Agencies (BEMA). ”It's a really good result that will benefit all of us and may help raise the standard throughout Europe,” said the Danish health minister.

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19-9-2018

National dietary survey in 2012‐2016 on the general population aged 1‐79 years in the Netherlands

National dietary survey in 2012‐2016 on the general population aged 1‐79 years in the Netherlands

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 During the years 2012‐2016, the Dutch National Food Consumption survey was conducted in the Netherlands. For the survey, a random sample was drawn from consumer panels stratified by age and gender and maintained representative to the population with regard to region, address density and educational level. Complete results were obtained for 4,313 persons (response rate 65%); including toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly. Pregnant or lactating ...

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18-9-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance sodium hydrogen carbonate

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance sodium hydrogen carbonate

Published on: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Austria for the pesticide active substance sodium hydrogen carbonate are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative use of sodium hyd...

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14-9-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

Published on: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, Germany, for the pesticide active substance azadirachtin are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the additional representative use of azadir...

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13-9-2018

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

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

Published on: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 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 fluquinconazole. Considering the information provided by Member States, neither EU uses nor import tolerances are currently authorised for fluquinconazole within the European Union. Furthermore, no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (codex maximum residue ...

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11-9-2018

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Published on: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA periodically updates the database on the host plants of Xylella spp. While previous editions of the database (2015 and 2016) dealt with the species Xylella fastidiosa only, this database version addresses the whole genus Xylella, including therefore both species X. fastidiosa and Xylella taiwanensis. The database now includes information on host plants of Xylella spp. retrieved from scientific literature...

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11-9-2018

Novel foods: a risk profile for the house cricket (Acheta domesticus)

Novel foods: a risk profile for the house cricket (Acheta domesticus)

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Novel foods could represent a sustainable alternative to traditional farming and conventional foodstuffs. Starting in 2018, Regulation (EU) 2283/2015 entered into force, laying down provisions for the approval of novel foods in Europe, including insects. This Approved Regulation establishes the requirements that enable Food Business Operators to bring new foods into the EU market, while ensuring high levels of food safety for European consumers. The present ...

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11-9-2018

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Plant protection products (PPPs) are pesticides containing at least one active substance that drives specific actions against pests (diseases). PPPs are regulated in the EU and cannot be placed on the market or used without prior authorisation. EFSA assesses the possible risks of the use of active substances to humans and environment. Member States decide whether or not to approve their use at EU level. Furthermore, Member States decide at national level on ...

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11-9-2018

Preparation of Dutch food consumption data for risk assessment

Preparation of Dutch food consumption data for risk assessment

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The availability of detailed and high‐quality food consumption data collected at an individual level is essential for assessing the exposure to potential risks in the food chain. During the years 2012–2016, the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey was conducted in the Netherlands as part of the EU Menu survey, following the EFSA 2009 guidance on ‘General principles for the collection of national food consumption data in the view of a pan‐European dietary s...

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4-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk for use in plant protection as fungicide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk for use in plant protection as fungicide

Published on: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk are presented. The context of the evaluation was that req...

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1-9-2018

Acknowledgement:EFSA  wishes  to  thank  the  rapporteur  Member  State  Denmark  for  thepreparatory work on this scientific output.Suggested citation:EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Brancato A, Brocca D, Carrasco Cabrera L,De Lentdecker C, Erdos

Acknowledgement:EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State Denmark for thepreparatory work on this scientific output.Suggested citation:EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Brancato A, Brocca D, Carrasco Cabrera L,De Lentdecker C, Erdos

Published on: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 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 napropamide. To assess the occurrence of napropamide residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl...

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1-9-2018

Review of the existing MRLs for fenbuconazole

Review of the existing MRLs for fenbuconazole

Published on: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 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 fenbuconazole. To assess the occurrence of fenbuconazole residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well...

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30-8-2018

National summary reports on pesticide residue analysis performed in 2016

National summary reports on pesticide residue analysis performed in 2016

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, European Union (EU) Member States have to communicate to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) the results of their official controls on pesticide residues in food. In the framework of this communication, the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway provided a short summary report outlining the main findings of the control activities during the reference year. This technical report is the compilat...

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13-11-2018

EU/3/17/1836 (Zogenix GmbH)

EU/3/17/1836 (Zogenix GmbH)

EU/3/17/1836 (Active substance: Fenfluramine hydrochloride) - Transfer of orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)7576 of Tue, 13 Nov 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/233/16/T/01

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13-11-2018

EU/3/13/1219 (Zogenix GmbH)

EU/3/13/1219 (Zogenix GmbH)

EU/3/13/1219 (Active substance: Fenfluramine hydrochloride) - Transfer of orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)7575 of Tue, 13 Nov 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/140/13/T/01

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2-10-2018

EU/3/14/1242 (Neurolixis SAS)

EU/3/14/1242 (Neurolixis SAS)

EU/3/14/1242 (Active substance: 3-Chloro-4-fluorophenyl-[4-fluoro-4-{[(5-methylpyrimidin-2-ylmethyl) amino]methyl}piperidin-1-yl]methanone) - Transfer of orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)6436 of Tue, 02 Oct 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/163/13/T/01

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24-9-2018

NeuroBloc (Sloan Pharma S.a.r.l.)

NeuroBloc (Sloan Pharma S.a.r.l.)

NeuroBloc (Active substance: Botulinum Toxin Type B) - Centralised - Transfer Marketing Authorisation Holder - Commission Decision (2018)6221 of Mon, 24 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/000301/T/0101

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17-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Party with Healthcare Professionals’ Organisations (HCPWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 26-Sep-2018, To: 26-Sep-2018

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Party with Healthcare Professionals’ Organisations (HCPWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 26-Sep-2018, To: 26-Sep-2018

This Healthcare Professionals' Working Party (HCPWP) plenary meeting will include discussions on advances in clinical practice and the scientific and regulatory challenges. Members will also be invited to present how they are including regulatory sciences in fellowships and young researchers’ training. Feedback will be given from the representatives of the Scientific Committees.

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17-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP) and with Healthcare Professionals’ Organisations (HCPWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP) and with Healthcare Professionals’ Organisations (HCPWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep

This joint Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) and Healthcare Professionals' Working Party (HCPWP) meeting will include results of the 2017 EMA perception survey. EMA regulatory science to 2025 will be discussed together with updates on Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP). The Topic Group on Digital media and health will feedback to the working parties’ members. Participants will also receive an update on ongoing work on electronic product information and on availability of authorised med...

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17-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep-2018

European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 25-Sep-2018, To: 25-Sep-2018

This Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) plenary meeting will include discussions on patient engagement along the regulatory lifecycle and visibility of patient input throughout scientific procedures. Feedback will also be given from the representatives of the Scientific Committees.

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13-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency stakeholder interaction on the development of medicinal products for chronic non-infectious liver diseases (PBC, PSC, NASH), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 03-Dec-2018, To: 03-Dec-2018

European Medicines Agency stakeholder interaction on the development of medicinal products for chronic non-infectious liver diseases (PBC, PSC, NASH), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 03-Dec-2018, To: 03-Dec-2018

This workshop on the development of medicines for chronic non-infectious liver diseases, including primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, provides a platform for discussion on appropriate endpoints including validation of surrogate endpoints/biomarkers, suitable study populations, potentially adequate trial designs and the specific challenges with paediatric medicine development. The workshop will support the drafting of a reflection paper on regul...

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11-9-2018

 Risk assessment guideline focus group meeting, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 19-Sep-2018, To: 19-Sep-2018

Risk assessment guideline focus group meeting, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 19-Sep-2018, To: 19-Sep-2018

The Antimicrobials Working Party of the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) is holding a focus group meeting with stakeholders to discuss the revision of the antimicrobial veterinary medicinal product risk assessment guideline, following a public consultation on the draft revised guideline ending on 31 October 2018. The meeting will focus on topics identified during this public consultation. This guideline aims to provide guidance to marketing authorisat...

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11-9-2018

 Focus group meeting  on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics harmonisation, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 12-Oct-2018, To: 12-Oct-2018

Focus group meeting on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics harmonisation, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 12-Oct-2018, To: 12-Oct-2018

This meeting will allow a direct exchange of views between the Agency’s working party and stakeholders on its draft reflection paper on dose optimisation of established veterinary antibiotics in the context of summary of product characteristics (SPC) harmonisation (EMA/CVMP/849775/2017). It complements the public consultation on this reflection paper ending on 31 January 2019. The reflection paper follows considerations in the report on a pilot project that aimed to develop and test non-experimental appr...

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7-9-2018

 European network of paediatric research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA) Coordinating Group and networks meeting, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 08-Jun-2018, To: 08-Jun-2018

European network of paediatric research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA) Coordinating Group and networks meeting, European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 08-Jun-2018, To: 08-Jun-2018

The 2018 face-to-face meeting of Enpr-EMA networks and coordinating members takes place after the annual open workshop on 8 June. The networks meeting will focus on the outcome of the 2018 annual workshop of the 7 June and the action plan for 2018/2019.

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7-9-2018

 2018 Annual workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 07-Jun-2018, To: 07-Jun-2018

2018 Annual workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 07-Jun-2018, To: 07-Jun-2018

Enpr-EMA will hold its tenth annual workshop on 7-8 June 2018 at EMA. The workshop brings relevant stakeholders together to discuss requirements, barriers and opportunities for the conduct of high-quality clinical studies in children. The overall theme of this year’s workshop will be a ‘holistic approach to paediatric research’. Highlights of this year’s workshop include: i) short perspectives of the various stakeholders involved in paediatric research (patient/young people advisory groups, research netw...

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