AQUA-LIFE BABY FOOD

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • AQUA-LIFE BABY FOOD
  • Class:
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Medicine domain:
  • Animals
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • AQUA-LIFE BABY FOOD
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Therapeutic information

  • Therapeutic group:
  • FISH AQUARIUM | ORNAMENTAL FISH | ORNAMENTAL FISH POND | TROPICAL FISH
  • Therapeutic area:
  • DYE
  • Therapeutic indications:
  • WAITING FOR PEST CODE

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
  • Authorization status:
  • Archived
  • Authorization number:
  • 35706
  • Last update:
  • 09-08-2016

17-1-2019

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive cassia gum consists mainly of high-molecular weight polysaccharides composed primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-b-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6-linked a-D-galactopyranose units. In 2014, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) delivered an opinion on the safety and efficacy of cassia gum in cats and dogs. The Panel concluded, based on positive findings observed in a bacterial reverse mutation test with a semi-refined cassia...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × NK603 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing, under Regulation (EC) No 1829‐2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐112)

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × NK603 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing, under Regulation (EC) No 1829‐2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐112)

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 Maize MON 89034 × 1507 × NK603 × DAS‐40278‐9 (four‐event stack maize) was produced by conventional crossing to combine four single events: MON 89034, 1507, NK603 and DAS‐40278‐9. The GMO Panel previously assessed the four single events and four of their subcombinations and did not identify safety concerns. No new data on the maize single events or their four subcombinations that could lead to modification of the original conclusions on their safety have been identified. Th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Outcome of the public consultation on the draft statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Outcome of the public consultation on the draft statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures. The draft statement was prepared by a dedicated working group of the Scientific Committee and endorsed by the Scientific Committee for public consultation at its 89th plenary meeting of 28‐29 May 2018. The public consultation for this document was open from 26 June until 9 ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Outcome of the Public Consultation on the draft Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments

Outcome of the Public Consultation on the draft Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The first strategic objective of EFSA's strategy 2020 ‘Trusted science for safe food’ is the prioritisation of public and stakeholder engagement in the development of scientific assessment. To achieve this, objective public consultations are a key step for such a strategic framework. The draft Guidance document on communication of uncertainty underwent a web‐based public consultation from 4 May to 24 June 2018. The document provides guidance for communicators on how to com...

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

17-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of benzoic acid as a technological feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Safety and efficacy of benzoic acid as a technological feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive under assessment is pure benzoic acid (> 99.8%), manufactured in the form of flakes. It is intended to be used as a technological feed additive (acidity regulator) in feedingstuffs for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening, with maximum contents of 5,000 and 10,000 mg/kg complete feed, respectively. Benzoic acid is safe for weaned piglets at 5,000 mg/kg complete feed, and at 10,000 mg/kg complete feed for pigs for fattening. The use of benzoic acid in feedings...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 This document provides guidance for communicators on how to communicate the various expressions of uncertainty described in EFSA's document: ‘Guidance on uncertainty analysis in scientific assessments’. It also contains specific guidance for assessors on how best to report the various expressions of uncertainty. The document provides a template for identifying expressions of uncertainty in scientific assessments and locating the specific guidance for each expression. The g...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments

Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 This document provides guidance for communicators on how to communicate the various expressions of uncertainty described in EFSA's document: ‘Guidance on uncertainty analysis in scientific assessments’. It also contains specific guidance for assessors on how best to report the various expressions of uncertainty. The document provides a template for identifying expressions of uncertainty in scientific assessments and locating the specific guidance for each expression. The g...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

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

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

Published on: Tue, 15 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 dazomet. To assess the occurrence of dazomet 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 (including the supporting re...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of 3‐phytase FSF10000 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, laying hens and minor poultry species

Safety and efficacy of 3‐phytase FSF10000 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, laying hens and minor poultry species

Published on: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 The additive 3‐phytase FSF10000 is a solid product that contains a 3‐phytase produced by a genetically modified strain of Komagataella phaffii. A liquid formulation of the additive has been previously assessed by the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products of Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) and is currently authorised as a feed additive for poultry species. The applicant requested for the use of this new formulation of the additive in chickens for fattening or reared ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of B‐Act® (Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying

Safety and efficacy of B‐Act® (Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of B‐Act® when used in feed for turkeys for fattening, reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying. B‐Act® is a preparation containing viable spores of a Bacillus licheniformis strain. This species is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qua...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Software for Benchmark Dose Modelling

Software for Benchmark Dose Modelling

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 In specific contract No 7 issued under the framework agreement OC/EFSA/AMU/2015/02, EFSA requested Open Analytics to extend the Web application for Benchmark Dose Modelling built under specific contracts No 3 and No 4. The Web application is further developed in R with focus on creating a graphical module to evaluate model fit and to modify specific plot settings, as specified in the Technical Annex to Specific Contract No 7. The web application includes the latest develop...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of Deccox® (decoquinate) for chickens for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Deccox® (decoquinate) for chickens for fattening

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Deccox®, containing decoquinate as the active substance, is a feed additive intended to be used for the prevention of coccidiosis in chickens for fattening at a dose range of 20–40 mg/kg complete feed. Decoquinate from Deccox® is safe for chickens for fattening at the highest applied concentration in complete feed of 40 mg/kg. No practically relevant interactions with other additives or veterinary drugs exist except with bentonite. Decoquinate does not have antibacterial a...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

RXBAR Recalls Certain Varieties of Bars Due to a Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen

RXBAR Recalls Certain Varieties of Bars Due to a Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen

RXBAR is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have peanut allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-1-2019

Voluntary Recall Notice of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho Pouches Due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen

Voluntary Recall Notice of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho Pouches Due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen

Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a voluntary recall of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho pouches due to an unlabeled peanut allergen.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

15-1-2019

Midwest-CBK recalls Midwest Gift brand Baby Rattle Socks

Midwest-CBK recalls Midwest Gift brand Baby Rattle Socks

The small adornments on the socks may detach which could pose as a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

15-1-2019

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐11

Assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS‐40278‐9 and subcombinations independently of their origin for food and feed uses, import and processing under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2013‐11

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS‐40278‐9 (five‐event stack maize) was produced by conventional crossing to combine five single events: MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017, 59122 and DAS‐40278‐9. The GMO Panel previously assessed the 5 single maize events and 11 of their subcombinations and did not identify safety concerns. No new data on the single maize events or their 11 subcombinations that could modify the original conclusions on their safety were identified. Th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

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

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for metam 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 metam. To assess the occurrence of metam residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008C as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including the...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans

Setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer CropScience submitted a request to the competent national authority in Greece to set an import tolerance for the active substance spiromesifen in coffee beans. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for coffee beans. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of spiromesife...

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

EFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2017

EFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2017

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 The main objectives of EFSA's activities on emerging risks are: (i) to carry out activities to identify emerging risks in the areas within the remit of EFSA; and (ii) to develop and improve emerging risk identification methodologies and approaches. The current technical report summarises the activities of all groups involved in the emerging risk identification procedure, the issues identified in the course of 2017, a description of methodologies being developed and collabo...

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

Pest categorisation of Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus and P. pruinosus

Pest categorisation of Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus and P. pruinosus

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus and Pseudopityophthorus pruinosus, two well‐defined insect species in the family Curculionidae, subfamily Scolytinae (Insecta: Coleoptera). They can be identified using taxonomic keys. P. minutissimus is present in parts of Canada and the USA, and P. pruinosus is present in parts of the USA, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. The main host plants of the two species are Quercus spp., ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucose isomerase from Streptomyces murinus (strain NZYM‐GA)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucose isomerase from Streptomyces murinus (strain NZYM‐GA)

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The food enzyme is a glucose isomerase (d‐xylose aldose‐ketose‐isomerase; EC 5.3.1.5) produced with a non‐genetically modified Streptomyces murinus strain NZYM‐GA by Novozymes A/S. The glucose isomerase is intended only to be used in an immobilised form in glucose isomerisation for the production of high fructose syrups. Residual amounts of total organic solids are removed by the purification steps applied during the production of high fructose syrups using the immobilised...

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 and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐2 (DSM 32264) as a feed additive for cats

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐2 (DSM 32264) as a feed additive for cats

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 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 Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐2 when used in feed for cats at a minimum dose of 6 × 109 colony forming units (CFU) per animal and day. The additive is a preparation of viable cells of L. reuteri DSM 32264. This species is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qualified presum...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐1 (DSM 32203) as a feed additive for dogs

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐1 (DSM 32203) as a feed additive for dogs

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 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 Lactobacillus reuteri NBF‐1 when used in feed for dogs at a minimum dose of 6 × 109 colony forming units (CFU) per animal and day. The additive is a preparation of viable cells of L. reuteri DSM 32203. This species is considered by the European Food Safety Authority to be sui...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Wild boar in focus: initial model outputs of wild boar distribution based on occurrence data and identification of priority areas for data collection

Wild boar in focus: initial model outputs of wild boar distribution based on occurrence data and identification of priority areas for data collection

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 By reviewing the different types of data targeted by the ENETWILD Wild Boar Data Collection Model (occurrence, hunting bag, abundance data) that have become available, an initial model could be built with occurrence data. A preliminary model analysis was performed to estimate the likely distribution of wild boar comparing the performance of a presence‐only model (bioclim) and presence‐background model (MaxEnt). Based on the results of this modelling, locations were identif...

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

12-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for rabbits for fattening

Safety and efficacy of HOSTAZYM® X (endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase) as a feed additive for rabbits for fattening

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 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 rabbits for fattening. HOSTAZYM® X contains endo‐1,4‐beta‐xylanase produced by a strain of Trichoderma citrinoviride and is available in liquid and solid formulations. It is authorised as a feed additive for chickens for fattening, turkeys f...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) for cats

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) for cats

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Lantharenol® is a feed additive consisting of lanthanum carbonate octahydrate. It is currently authorised as a zootechnical additive (decrease in phosphorous excretion via urine) for cats; this opinion concerns the renewal of the authorisation. In 2007, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) adopted an opinion on the safety and efficacy of Lantharenol® as a feed additive for cats. The applicant has provided data demonstrating th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

10-1-2019

Public Notification: Slimina contains hidden drug ingredient

Public Notification: Slimina contains hidden drug ingredient

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Slimina, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.effectivehealthyproducts.com, and possibly in some retail stores.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-1-2019

Public Notification: The Silver Bullet contains hidden drug ingredients

Public Notification: The Silver Bullet contains hidden drug ingredients

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use The Silver Bullet, a product promoted for sexual enhancement and sold on various websites, including www.ebay.com, and possibly in some retail stores.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme alpha‐amylase from a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei (strain DP‐Nzb48)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme alpha‐amylase from a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei (strain DP‐Nzb48)

Published on: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 The food enzyme alpha‐amylase (4‐α‐d‐glucan glucanohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.1) is produced with a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei by Danisco US Inc. 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 distilled alcohol production and brewing processes. Residual amounts of total organic solids (TOS) are removed by distill...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

9-1-2019

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

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

Published on: Tue, 08 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 sedaxane. To assess the occurrence of sedaxane residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well as the...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

9-1-2019

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

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

Published on: Tue, 08 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 triazoxide. To assess the occurrence of triazoxide 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. Bas...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

9-1-2019

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

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

Published on: Tue, 08 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 chromafenozide. Considering the information provided by Member States, neither EU uses nor import tolerances are currently authorised for chromafenozide within the EU. Furthermore, no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (codex maximum residue limits) for this active subst...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

8-1-2019

Monitoring sales of veterinary antimicrobials

Monitoring sales of veterinary antimicrobials

Veterinary antimicrobial sales have been monitored annually by the Agency since 1999. This monitoring is based on the recommendations in Chapter 6.8 of the OIE's 2016 Terrestrial Animal Health Code "Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobial agents used in food-producing animals".

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

8-1-2019

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a major international human and animal health issue, because the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria call into question the efficacy of these treatments in humans and animals alike. Preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics is therefore a genuine public health challenge requiring an integrated approach across all types of medicine, according to the "One Health" concept covering both humans and animals. ANSES has mobilised significant resources to addr...

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

4-1-2019

Olde York Potato Chips Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in One Lot of Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 Oz

Olde York Potato Chips Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in One Lot of Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 Oz

Olde York Potato Chips of Brampton, Ontario is recalling Clancy's Wavy Potato Chips 10 oz (UPC 0 41498 16306 8) with the specific lot code BEST If Used By FEB 22 19 1A6 because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No other lot codes and no other products are involved in this action.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-1-2019

Bee health

Bee health

For several years now, a phenomenon resulting in the weakening and mortality of bee colonies has been seen in many countries. In this context, the impact of various factors that may act alone or in combination on the health of bee colonies (infectious and parasitic diseases, stress related to changes in food resources, plant protection products, climate conditions, etc.) has regularly been demonstrated through different scientific studies. Below is an update on this issue and details of the Agency's work.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

4-1-2019

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for lambda‐cyhalothrin in celeries, fennel and rice

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for lambda‐cyhalothrin in celeries, fennel and rice

Published on: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta Crop Protection AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Greece to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for lambda‐cyhalothrin in celeries, fennel and rice. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive tentative MRL proposals for the concerned crops. They are tentative as formally the general data gap identified in the ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

3-1-2019

Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Life at Home 50 Count Indoor LED Microdot Icicle Lights

Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Life at Home 50 Count Indoor LED Microdot Icicle Lights

Due to a potential manufacturing defect the lights may overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard.

Health Canada

1-1-2019

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of 80 Lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP, Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of 80 Lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP, Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product. The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classifi...

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26-12-2018

Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls

Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls

Apio Inc. of Guadalupe, California is expanding a voluntary recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowls. The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that another random sample of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. single-serve bowls (5.5oz) with Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018, Lot 112 346, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail ...

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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

22-12-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in hops

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in hops

Published on: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ADAMA Agriculture BV on behalf of ADAMA Makhteshim Ltd. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to modify the existing maximum residue level for the active substance captan in hops. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be insufficient to conclude whether the existing residue definitions are appropriate for hops. Although the number of residue ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

22-12-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in cranberries

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in cranberries

Published on: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) for Health, Food chain safety and Environment, submitted an application as the competent national authority in Belgium to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance captan in cranberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposal for cranberries. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-12-2018

Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts

Funky Chunky, Llc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree-Nut in 10 Oz. Nutty Choco Pop Found in Chocolate Popcorn Gift Box, Holiday Crowd Pleaser and Crowd Pleaser Gifts

Funky Chunky, LLC of Eden Prairie, MN is recalling 10 oz Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box, 50 oz. Holiday Crowd Pleaser and 50 oz. Crowd Pleaser, because it may contain undeclared Almond and Cashew Tree Nut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Almonds and Cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-12-2018

FDA approves new treatment for adult patients with rare, life-threatening blood disease

FDA approves new treatment for adult patients with rare, life-threatening blood disease

The FDA approved Ultomiris (ravulizumab) injection for the treatment of adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare and life-threatening blood disease.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-12-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance propanil

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance propanil

Published on: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Italy for the pesticide active substance propanil and the assessment of applications for maximum residue levels (MRLs) 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 t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-12-2018

Avian influenza overview August – November 2018

Avian influenza overview August – November 2018

Published on: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 Between 16 August and 15 November 2018, 14 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments in Bulgaria and seven HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks, one in captive birds in Germany and six in wild birds in Denmark and the Netherlands were reported in the European Union (EU). No human infection due to HPAI A(H5N8) and A(H5N6) viruses have been reported in Europe so far. Seroconversion of people exposed during outbreaks in Russia has been reported in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of Losartan potassium 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 impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinog...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Joe Fresh Baby Girls' Running Shoe

Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Joe Fresh Baby Girls' Running Shoe

The hook and loop fastener on the shoe may detach which could pose as a choking hazard for young children.

Health Canada

20-12-2018

Workshop on Avian Influenza

Workshop on Avian Influenza

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 Since September 2017, EFSA has been providing ongoing scientific and technical support to the European Commission and Member States (MSs) in the collection, collation, and analysis of epidemiological data relevant to the monitoring of avian influenza (AI) viruses in Europe and third countries. From 2019 onwards, EFSA will also be responsible for collecting, collating, and analysing the data gathered by MSs via their surveillance programmes in poultry and wild birds. To eff...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Scientific assistance to assess the detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs in sunflower cake by hexane extraction

Scientific assistance to assess the detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs in sunflower cake by hexane extraction

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 EFSA was requested to provide scientific assistance to the European Commission on a detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs from sunflower cake by hexane extraction in an emergency situation, as specified in Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/786. The process entails hexane extraction of sunflower oil from the cake to remove dioxins (PCDDs and PCDFs) as well as DL- and NDL-PCBs. The data provided by the applicant were assessed with respect to the efficacy of ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Data sources on animal diseases: Methodology on mapping the data sources on animal diseases in European Union Member States

Data sources on animal diseases: Methodology on mapping the data sources on animal diseases in European Union Member States

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 Mapping the ‘data sources’ on animal diseases, in each European Union (EU) Member State, is one of the activities of EFSA's SIGMA1 project. The aim of this activity is to identify the central competent authorities responsible for managing the data on animal diseases and animal populations in each Member State. Initially EFSA is focusing on three diseases (on which Animal Health and Plant Health Unit is currently working): African swine fever, avian influenza and lumpy skin...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU)

Pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium 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 Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU), a well‐defined and distinguishable group of fungal plant pathogens of the family Pucciniaceae affecting woody species. Many different Gymnosporangium species are recognised, of which at least 14 species are considered not to be native in the European Union. All the non‐EU Gymnosporangium species are not known to be present in th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

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

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

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 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 States, the applican...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Grapholita inopinata

Pest categorisation of Grapholita inopinata

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Plant Health (PLH) performed a pest categorisation of Grapholita inopinata, (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), the Manchurian fruit moth, for the territory of the EU. G. inopinata is a well‐defined species that is recognised as a major pest of Malus spp. in Far East Russia, Eastern Siberia and northern China. G. inopinata is less common in Japan where it is not a serious pest. G. inopinata is not known to occur in the EU. G. inopinata is listed in Annex IIAI of ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

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

19-12-2018

The Breakthrough Devices Program’s goal is to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to devices that treat or diagnose a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating condition.

The Breakthrough Devices Program’s goal is to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to devices that treat or diagnose a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating condition.

The Breakthrough Devices Program’s goal is to provide patients and health care providers with timely access to devices that treat or diagnose a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating condition.

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