Donepezil Accord

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  • Zaščiteno ime:
  • Donepezil Accord 5 mg filmsko obložene tablete
  • Farmacevtska oblika:
  • filmsko obložena tableta
  • Sestava:
  • donepezil 4,56 mg / 1 tableta
  • Pot uporabe:
  • Peroralna uporaba
  • Enote v paketu:
  • škatla s 7 tabletami (1 x 7 tablet v pretisnem omotu)
  • Tip zastaranja:
  • Rp - Predpisovanje in izdaja zdravila je le na recept
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  • JAZMP - Javna agencija RS za zdravila in medicinske pripomočke - Slovenia Medicines Agency
  • Status dovoljenje:
  • Zdravilo z dovoljenjem za promet
  • Številka dovoljenja:
  • 1011-35/2014-7
  • Datum dovoljenje:
  • 01-04-2016
  • EAN koda:
  • 3837000126310
  • Zadnja posodobitev:
  • 18-01-2018

Podatki za bolnike: sestava, indikacije, neželeni učinki, odmerjanje, interakcij, nosečnost, dojenje

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Navodilo za uporabo

Donepezil Accord 5 mg filmsko obložene tablete

Donepezil Accord 10 mg filmsko obložene tablete

donepezilijev hidroklorid

Pred začetkom jemanja zdravila natančno preberite navodilo, ker vsebuje za vas pomembne podatke!

Navodilo shranite. Morda ga boste želeli ponovno prebrati.

Če imate dodatna vprašanja, se posvetujte z zdravnikom ali farmacevtom.

Zdravilo je bilo predpisano vam osebno in ga ne smete dajati drugim. Njim bi lahko celo škodovalo, čeprav imajo

znake bolezni, podobne vašim.

Če opazite kateri koli neželeni učinek, se posvetujte z zdravnikom ali farmacevtom. Posvetujte se tudi, če opazite

katere koli neželene učinke, ki niso navedeni v tem navodilu. Glejte poglavje 4.

Kaj vsebuje navodilo

Kaj je zdravilo Donepezil Accord in za kaj ga uporabljamo

Kaj morate vedeti, preden boste vzeli zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Kako jemati zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Možni neželeni učinki

Shranjevanje zdravila Donepezil Accord

Vsebina pakiranja in dodatne informacije

1. Kaj je zdravilo Donepezil Accord in za kaj ga uporabljamo

Donepezil sodi v skupino zdravil, ki jih imenujemo zaviralci acetilholin-esteraze.

Uporablja se za zdravljenje simptomov demence pri bolnikih z ugotovljeno blago do zmerno hudo Alzheimerjevo

boleznijo. Simptomi vključujejo povečano izgubo spomina, zmedenost in spremembe vedenja. Posledično imajo oboleli

za Alzheimerjevo boleznijo vedno več težav z izvajanjem normalnih vsakodnevnih aktivnosti.

Donepezil lahko uporabljajo samo odrasli bolniki.

2. Kaj morate vedeti, preden boste vzeli zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Ne jemljite zdravila Donepezil Accord

če ste alergični na donepezilijev klorid, piperidinske derivate ali katero koli sestavino tega zdravila (navedeno v

poglavju 6).

Opozorila in previdnostni ukrepi

Pred začetkom jemanja zdravila

Donepezil Accord

se posvetujte z zdravnikom ali farmacevtom. Svojega zdravnika še

zlasti obvestite:

če imate ali ste imeli razjedo želodca ali dvanajstnika

če imate ali ste imeli epileptične napade (krče) ali konvulzije

če imate ali ste imeli bolezen srca (nepravilen ali zelo počasen srčni utrip)

če imate ali ste imeli astmo ali drugo dolgotrajno pljučno bolezen

če imate ali ste imeli kakršne koli težave z jetri ali hepatitis

če imate ali ste imeli težave pri uriniranju ali blago ledvično obolenje

Zdravilo Donepezil Accord lahko uporabljajo bolniki z ledvičnim obolenjem ali blagim do zmernim jetrnim obolenjem.

Svojemu zdravniku takoj povejte, če imate ledvično ali jetrno obolenje. Bolniki s hudim jetrnim obolenjem ne smejo

uporabljati zdravila Donepezil Accord.

Druga zdravila in zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Obvestite zdravnika ali farmacevta, če jemljete, ste pred kratkim jemali ali pa boste morda začeli jemati katero koli drugo

zdravilo.

Povejte svojemu zdravniku, če uporabljate katero od naslednjih zdravil:

druga zdravila za zdravljenje Alzheimerjeve bolezni, npr. galantamin

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analgetike ali zdravila za zdravljenje artritisa, npr. aspirin, nesteroidna protivnetna zdravila (NSAID) kot sta

ibuprofen ali natrijev diklofenak

antiholinergike, npr. tolterodin

antibiotike, npr. eritromicin, rifampicin

protiglivična zdravila, npr. ketokonazol

antidepresive, npr. fluoksetin

antikonvulzive, npr. fenitoin, karbamazepin,

zdravila za zdravljenje težav s srcem, npr. kinidin, zaviralci adrenergičnih receptorjev beta, propanolol in

atenolol,

mišične relaksante, npr. diazepam, sukcinilholin

splošne anestetike

zdravila, ki ste jih dobili brez recepta, npr. zeliščne preparate

Zdravnika in anestezista obvestite, da jemljete zdravilo Donepezil Accord, če imate predvideno operacijo, za katero je

potrebna splošna anestezija. To pa zato, ker zdravilo Donepezil Accord lahko vpliva na količino potrebnega anestetika.

Zdravilo Donepezil

Accord skupaj s hrano, pijačo in alkoholom

Hrana ne vpliva na učinke zdravila Donepezil Accord.

Med zdravljenjem z zdravilom Donepezil Accord ne uživajte alkohola, saj lahko to spremeni učinek zdravila.

Nosečnost, dojenje in plodnost

Zdravila Donepezil Accord se ne sme uporabljati med nosečnostjo, razen če je to nujno potrebno.

Zdravila Donepezil Accord ne smete uporabljati med dojenjem.

Če ste noseči ali dojite, menite, da bi lahko bili noseči ali načrtujete zanositev, se posvetujte s svojim

zdravnikom

farmacevtom

,

preden vzamete to zdravilo.

Vpliv na sposobnost upravljanja vozil in strojev

Alzheimerjeva bolezen lahko poslabša vašo sposobnost za vožnjo ali upravljanje s stroji, zato ne smete opravljati teh

aktivnosti, dokler vam zdravnik ne reče, da je to varno.

Poleg tega lahko vaše zdravilo povzroči utrujenost, omotičnost in mišične krče. Če opazite katere koli od teh učinkov,

ne smete voziti ali upravljati s stroji.

Zdravilo Donepezil Accord vsebuje laktozo

To zdravilo vsebuje laktozo. Če vam je zdravnik povedal, da ne prenašate nekaterih sladkorjev, se pred uporabo zdravila

Donepezil Accord posvetujte z zdravnikom.

3. Kako jemati zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Pri jemanju tega zdravila natančno upoštevajte navodila zdravnika ali farmacevta. Če ste negotovi, se posvetujte z

zdravnikom ali farmacevtom.

Običajno boste pričeli z jemanjem 5-mg odmerka (ena bela tableta) vsak večer. Po enem mesecu vam bo zdravnik

morda naročil, da jemljite 10 mg (eno rumeno tableto) vsak večer.

Zdravilo Donepezil Accord zaužijte s požirkom vode, preden se zvečer odpravite spat.

Jakost tablete, ki jo boste jemali, se lahko spremeni glede na obdobje jemanja zdravila in na zdravnikova priporočila.

Največji priporočljivi odmerek je 10 mg vsak večer.

Vedno upoštevajte zdravnikov ali farmacevtov nasvet o načinu in času jemanja zdravila.

Odmerka ne spreminjajte sami brez posveta z zdravnikom.

Kako dolgo morate jemati zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Zdravnik ali farmacevt vam bo povedal, kako dolgo morate nadaljevati z jemanjem tablet. Zdravnika boste morali redno

obiskovati, da bo nadziral vaše zdravljenje in ocenjeval vaše simptome.

Če ste vzeli večji odmerek zdravila Donepezil Accord, kot bi smeli

Ne jemljite več kot ene tablete na dan. Če ste vzeli večji odmerek, kot bi smeli, takoj pokličite svojega zdravnika. Če ne

morete dobiti svojega zdravnika, takoj pokličite urgentni oddelek najbližje bolnišnice. Tablete in škatlo vedno vzemite s

seboj v bolnišnico, da bo zdravnik vedel, kaj jemljete.

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Simptomi prevelikega odmerjanja lahko vključujejo slabost in bruhanje, slinjenje, znojenje, upočasnjen srčni utrip, nizek

krvni tlak (občutek prazne glave ali omotičnost med stanjem), težave z dihanjem, izgubo zavesti in epileptične napade

(krče) ali konvulzije.

Če ste pozabili vzeti zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Če ste pozabili vzeti odmerek, ga vzemite čim prej, ko to opazite, razen če je že čas za naslednji odmerek. Ne vzemite

dvojnega odmerka, če ste pozabili vzeti prejšnji odmerek.

Če ste pozabili jemati zdravilo več kot en teden, se posvetujte z zdravnikom, preden ga začnete jemati znova.

Če ste prenehali jemati zdravilo

Donepezil Accord

Ne prenehajte jemati zdravila Donepezil Accord, če vam tega ne naroči zdravnik. Če boste prenehali jemati zdravilo

Donepezil Accord, bodo koristni učinki zdravljenja sčasoma izginili.

Če imate dodatna vprašanja o uporabi zdravila, se posvetujte z zdravnikom ali farmacevtom.

4. Možni neželeni učinki

Kot vsa zdravila ima lahko tudi to zdravilo neželene učinke, ki pa se ne pojavijo pri vseh bolnikih.

Bolniki, ki so uporabljali zdravilo Donepezil Accord, so poročali o naslednjih neželenih učinkih.

Resni neželeni učinki:

Če opazite katerega koli od resnih neželenih učinkov, takoj obvestite zdravnika. Morda potrebujete nijno medicinsko

pomoč.

Razjeda želodca ali dvanajstnika. Simptomi razjed so bolečine v želodcu in nelagodje (prebavne motnje), ki jih

čutite med popkom in prsnico (lahko prizadenejo do 1 od 100 bolnikov)

Krvavitev v želodcu ali črevesju. Zaradi tega boste morda izločali trdo črno smolasto blato ali vidno kri iz

rektuma (lahko prizadene do 1 od 100 bolnikov).

Epileptični napadi (krči) ali konvulzije (lahko prizadene do 1 od 100 bolnikov).

Poškodba jeter, npr. hepatitis. Simptomi hepatitisa so slabost ali bruhanje, izguba apetita, splošno slabo počutje,

povišana telesna temperatura, srbenje, porumenelost kože in oči in temno obarvan urin (lahko prizadene do 1 od

1.000 bolnikov).

Zvišana telesna temperatura z mišično togostjo, znojenjem ali zmanjšano ravnijo zavesti (motnja, imenovana

"nevroleptični maligni sindrom") (lahko prizadene do 1 od 10.000 bolnikov).

Mišična šibkost, občutljivost ali bolečine, zlasti v primeru istočasnega slabega počutja, močno zvišane telesne

temperature ali temnega urina. To je lahko posledica nenormalnega razpadanja mišic, kar je lahko smrtno

nevarno in lahko povzroči težave z ledvicami (stanje, ki se imenuje rabdomioliza) (pojavi se lahko pri največ 1

od 10.000 oseb).

Drugi neželeni učinki, ki se lahko pojavijo:

Zelo pogosti neželeni učinki (pojavijo se lahko pri več kot 1 od 10 bolnikov):

driska

slabost

glavobol

Pogosti neželeni učinki (pojavijo se lahko pri največ 1 od 10 bolnikov):

mišični krči

utrujenost

težave s spanjem (nespečnost)

običajni prehlad

izguba apetita

halucinacije (vidite ali slišite stvari, ki ne obstajajo)

nenavadne sanje vključno z nočnimi morami

vznemirjenost

napadalno vedenje

omedlevica

omotica

nelagodje v trebuhu

bruhanje

izpuščaj

srbenje

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nenadzirano uriniranje

bolečina

nezgode (bolniki so bolj nagnjeni k padanju in nezgodnim poškodbam)

Občasni

neželeni učinki (pojavijo se lahko pri največ 1 od 100 bolnikov):

počasno bitje srca

majhno povečanje serumske koncentracije mišične kreatin-kinaze

epileptični napadi (krči)

Redki neželeni učinki (pojavijo se lahko pri največ 1 od 1.000 bolnikov):

togost, tresavica ali nehoteni gibi zlasti obraza in jezika, pa tudi okončin

motnje srčnega ritma

Poročanje o neželenih učinkih

Če opazite kateri koli neželeni učinek, se posvetujte z zdravnikom ali farmacevtom. Posvetujte se tudi, če opazite

neželene učinke, ki niso navedeni v tem navodilu. O neželenih učinkih lahko poročate tudi neposredno na nacionalni

center za poročanje:

Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Interna klinika

Center za zastrupitve

Zaloška cesta 2

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Faks: + 386 (0)1 434 76 46

e-pošta: farmakovigilanca@kclj.si

S tem, ko poročate o neželenih učinkih, lahko prispevate k zagotovitvi več informacij o varnosti tega zdravila.

5. Shranjevanje zdravila Donepezil Accord

Zdravilo shranjujte nedosegljivo otrokom!

Tega zdravila ne smete uporabljati po datumu izteka roka uporabnosti, ki je naveden na škatli in pretisnem omotu

poleg oznake "EXP". Datum izteka roka uporabnosti se nanaša na zadnji dan navedenega meseca.

Za shranjevanje zdravila niso potrebna posebna navodila.

Zdravila ne smete odvreči v odpadne vode ali med gospodinjske odpadke. O načinu odstranjevanja zdravila, ki

ga ne potrebujete več, se posvetujte s farmacevtom. Taki ukrepi pomagajo varovati okolje.

6. Vsebina pakiranja in dodatne informacije

Kaj vsebuje zdravilo Donepezil Accord

Zdravilna učinkovina je donepezilijev klorid. Ena filmsko obložena tableta vsebuje donepezilijev klorid monohidrat, kar

ustreza 5 mg/10 mg donepezilijevega klorida

Druge sestavine zdravila so:

Jedro:

laktoza monohidrat, koruzni škrob, mikrokristalna celuloza, nizko substituirana hidroksipropil celuloza,

magnezijev stearat

Obloga:

5 mg: hipromeloza (E464), titanov dioksid (E171), makrogol 400, smukec (E553b)

10 mg: hipromeloza (E464), titanov dioksid (E171), makrogol 400, smukec (E553b), rumeni železov oksid (E172)

Izgled zdravila Donepezil Accord in vsebina pakiranja

Zdravilo Donepezil Accord je v obliki 5 mg in 10 mg tablet. Tablete so opisane spodaj.

5 mg: bele do belkaste, okrogle, bikonveksne, filmsko obložene tablete premera približno 7,14 mm s poševno prirezanimi

robovi z vtisnjenim napisom "5" na eni strani in gladke na drugi strani.

10 mg: rumene, okrogle, bikonveksne, filmsko obložene tablete premera približno 8,73 mm z vtisnjenim napisom "10"

na eni strani in gladke na drugi strani.

Zdravilo Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg tablete je na voljo v naslednjih pakiranjih:

Pretisni omot PVC/alu v zunanji škatli: 7, 28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 98 in 120 tablet

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Plastenka HDPE: 100 tablet

Na trgu morda ni vseh navedenih pakiranj.

Način in režim izdaje zdravila Donepezil Accord

Predpisovanje in izdaja zdravila je le na recept.

Imetnik dovoljenja za promet z zdravilom:

Accord Healthcare Limited

Sage House, 319, Pinner Road,

North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HF,

Velika Britanija

Izdelovalec

Accord Healthcare Limited

Sage House, 319, Pinner Road,

North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HF,

Velika Britanija

Zdravilo je v državah članicah EGP pridobilo dovoljenje za promet z naslednjimi imeni:

Ime države

članice

Ime zdravila

Bolgarija

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Češka republika

Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg potahované tablety

Estonija

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Madžarska

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Litva

Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg plėvele dengtos tabletės

Poljska

Donepestan

Slovaška

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Slovenija

Donepezil Accord 5 mg/ 10 mg filmsko obložene tablete

Švedska

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Avstrija

Donepezil Accord 5 mg /10 mg Filmtabletten

Ciper

Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg επικαλυμμένα με λεπτό υμένιο δισκία

Danska

Donepezilhydrochlorid Accord 5 mg / 10 mg filmovertrukne tabletter

Finska

Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg

kalvopäällysteinen tabletti/ filmdragerade tabletter

Irska

Donepezil 5 mg /10 mg Film-coated Tablets

Italija

Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg Ccompresse Rvestite Ccon Film

Malta

Donepezil 5 mg / 10 mg Film-coated Tablets

Norveška

Donepezil Accord 5 mg / 10 mg Filmdrasjerte tabletter

Portugalska

Donepezilo Accord 5 mg /10 mg Comprimidos revestidos por película

Velika Britanija

Donepezil Hydrochloride 5 mg / 10 mg Film-coated Tablets

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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

Resapath

Resapath

The development of antimicrobial resistance in animal and human bacteria is a major public health issue 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 combat antimicrobial resistance, in particular by coordinating the French Surveillance Network for Antimicrobial Resistance in Pathogenic Bacteria of Animal Origin (Resapath), which is devoted to monitoring resistance in bact...

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

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

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

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

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

18-12-2018

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

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

Published on: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 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 pencycuron. To assess the occurrence of pencycuron 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 (incl...

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15-12-2018

Annual report of the Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment 2018

Annual report of the Scientific Network on Microbiological Risk Assessment 2018

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

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30-11-2018

The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017

The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in 2017

Published on: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 This report presents the results of surveillance on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in bovine animals, sheep, goats, cervids and other animal species, as well as genotyping in sheep, carried out in 2017 in the European Union (EU) according to Regulation (EC) 999/2001, and in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. In total, 1,312,714 cattle were tested by the 28 EU Member States (MSs) which is a decrease of 3% compared with 2016; 18,526 were tested by the three n...

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27-11-2018

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx 2 Objective 3: European database of processing factors for pesticides in food

Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with the EFSA food classification and description system FoodEx 2 Objective 3: European database of processing factors for pesticides in food

Published on: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 EFSA is conducting pan‐European dietary exposure and risk assessments related to actual levels of pesticide residues in food commodities. These assessments use the pesticide occurrence data generated under the official monitoring programs of Member States, the consumption data from EFSA's comprehensive food consumption database and pesticide‐specific information such as processing factors. Currently no harmonised list of processing factors is available within Europe and wo...

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24-11-2018

The EFSA‐funded collection of dietary and related data in the general population aged 10‐74 years in Greece

The EFSA‐funded collection of dietary and related data in the general population aged 10‐74 years in Greece

Published on: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 The Hellenic Health Foundation received support from the European Food Safety Authority in order to organise a national nutrition survey according to the methodology described in the EFSA Guidance document and to collect food consumption and related information among 780 adolescents, adults and elderly residing permanently in Greece. The EFSA‐funded data collection was largely based on the protocol of a large scale Greek national nutrition and health survey, called HYDRIA....

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24-11-2018

Hazard identification and ranking for poultry at slaughter

Hazard identification and ranking for poultry at slaughter

Published on: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 The Hellenic Health Foundation received support from the European Food Safety Authority in order to organise a national nutrition survey according to the methodology described in the EFSA Guidance document and to collect food consumption and related information among 780 adolescents, adults and elderly residing permanently in Greece. The EFSA‐funded data collection was largely based on the protocol of a large scale Greek national nutrition and health survey, called HYDRIA....

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Fou

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Fou

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced that its U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals business is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the consumer level of select lots of Valsartan-containing products, including six lots of Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP (including the 5mg/160mg, 10mg/160mg, and 10mg/320mg strengths), seven lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP (including 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg strengths), and two lots of Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 320mg/25mg strength. ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-11-2018

Setting of an import tolerance for mandipropamid in cocoa beans

Setting of an import tolerance for mandipropamid in cocoa beans

Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta Agro GmbH submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to set a maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance mandipropamid in cocoa beans imported from Nigeria and Cameroon. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.06 mg/kg. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the res...

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20-11-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for pyraclostrobin in soyabean

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for pyraclostrobin in soyabean

Published on: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in soyabean. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for soyabean. The applicant provided a new validated analytical method to control residues of pyraclostrobin on the commodity u...

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20-11-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for pyraclostrobin in various crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for pyraclostrobin in various crops

Published on: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Germany. The first one, to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in various crops and to set import tolerances for sugar canes and American persimmons; the second one to set import tolerances for pineapples and passion fruits/maracujas. The data submitted in support of the request...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

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

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

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 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 tau‐fluvalinate. To assess the occurrence of tau‐fluvalinate 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 St...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-11-2018

Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

Published on: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to set an import tolerance for the active substance pyraclostrobin in rice. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for rice. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of p...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

15-11-2018

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

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

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

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF Agro BV submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to set import tolerances for the active substance teflubenzuron in grapefruits and mandarins imported from Brazil and for broccoli imported from Paraguay. The data submitted were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for grapefruits and broccoli. The MRL derived ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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), ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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 ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

6-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Published on: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Denmark to set import tolerances for the active substance haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for linseed and rapeseed. Adequate analytical metho...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

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

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

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

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

23-10-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pendimethalin

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pendimethalin

Published on: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The applicant BASF Agro BV submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. To address the data gaps, residue trials on strawberries, onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, artichokes, leeks and rape seeds were submitted. The data gaps are considere...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

20-10-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The applicant, Nichino Europe Co. Ltd., submitted application request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate confirmatory data that were identified for pyraflufen‐ethyl in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The submitted data were sufficient to confirm the MRLs for citrus fruits, tree nuts, pome fruits, stone fruits, table and wine grapes, curra...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The duration of the vaccination campaign sufficient to eliminate lumpy skin disease (LSD) mainly depends on the vaccination effectiveness and coverage achieved. By using a spread epidemiological model, assuming a vaccination effectiveness of 65%, with 50% and 90% coverage, 3 and 4 years campaigns, respectively, are needed to eliminate LSD. When vaccination effectiveness is 80% to 95%, 2 years of vaccination at coverage of 90% is sufficient to eliminate LSD vir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant, BASF SE, submitted an application to the competent national authority in Greece to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance mepiquat in cotton seeds. The data submitted in support of the application were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for cotton seeds and the previously derived MRL proposals for animal commodities were found to be stil...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

6-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Published on: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance epoxiconazole in beetroots. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for beetroots. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-9-2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Between 16 May and 15 August 2018, three highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments and three HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks in wild birds were reported in Europe. Three low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks were reported in three Member States. Few HPAI and LPAI bird cases have been detected in this period of the year, in accordance with the seasonal expected pattern of LPAI and HPAI. There is no evidence to date ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

26-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Published on: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in radishes. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Ne...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

25-9-2018

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

The recalled products have not been properly classified according to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, in order to ensure appropriate hazard labelling. These regulations are empowered by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Improper labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

Health Canada

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...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for clothianidin in potatoes

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for clothianidin in potatoes

Published on: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer CropScience AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance clothianidin to accommodate the use on potatoes imported from Canada. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are availa...

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19-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in certain berries and small fruits

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in certain berries and small fruits

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant LTZ Augustenberg submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance potassium phosphonates in raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, gooseberries and elderberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under c...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

19-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in various root crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in various root crops

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Council submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in beetroots, carrots, celeriacs/turnip rooted celeries, horseradishes, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, parsley roots/Hamburg roots parsley, radishes, salsifies, swedes/rutabagas, tu...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

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

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Botanicals and preparations derived from these are among the substances frequently added to foods and food supplements, yet the safety of many botanicals has not been systematically assessed. In the context of the EU‐FORA fellowship programme, the fellow performed an assessment on the safety of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre, in accordance with EFSA's guidance on the assessment of safety of botanicals. Although preparations of G. sylvestre are marketed as f...

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11-9-2018

Modelling of inactivation through heating for quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA)

Modelling of inactivation through heating for quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA)

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA regards the household as a stage in the food chain that is important for the final number of food‐borne infections. The fate of a pathogen in the private kitchen largely depends on consumer hygiene during preparation of food and on its proper cooking, especially in the case of meat. Unfortunately, detailed information on the microbiological survival in meat products after heating in the consumer kitchen is lacking. The aim of the study was to improve th...

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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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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

Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Health Canada is advising consumers and pet owners not to use homeopathic and veterinary products made by King Bio Inc. and labeled as "Dr. King's," "Dr King's Natural Pet" or "Natural Pet." These products may pose a health risk to people and pets, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, because of potential microbial contamination. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, high levels of microbial contamination were identified at the manufacturin...

Health Canada

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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29-8-2018

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

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

Published on: Tue, 28 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 sintofen. To assess the occurrence of sintofen 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 ...

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25-9-2018

Pelgraz (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pelgraz (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pelgraz (Active substance: pegfilgrastim) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6288 of Tue, 25 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/003961/0000

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24-9-2018

Lenalidomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Lenalidomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Lenalidomide Accord (Active substance: lenalidomide) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6237 of Mon, 24 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4857

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