EFSA Focal Point Nieuwsbrief 28 augustus 2019


Call for continuous collection of chemical contaminants occurrence data in food and feed

Deadline: 1 October 2019

Background: In the framework of Articles 23 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 EFSA has received from the European Commission a mandate (M-2010-0374) to collect all available data on the occurrence of chemical contaminants in food and feed. These data are used in EFSA’s scientific opinions and reports on contaminants in food and feed.

Call for continuous collection of chemical contaminants occurrence data in food and feed


101st Plenary meeting of the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) - open for observers

The meeting will take place in Parma, Italy, on 2-3 October 2019.

The deadline for attending in person or following the event online is 13 September 2019.

The link to the event with further information and the related agenda can be found at the EFSA website.

Reminder - 12th Scientific conference of the Bulgarian Focal Point of EFSA „Climate changes – a global threat for the food chain”

25 October 2019, Grand Hotel Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

The registration for the event is open until 06th of September 2019 at the following link.

Additional information is provided within this invitation letter.


Guidance of EFSA on risk assessments for active substances of plant protection products that have stereoisomers as components or impurities and for transformation products of active substances that may have stereoisomers

Published 26 August 2019

In response to the request of the European Commission to EFSA, this document provides guidance on the information necessary to perform the risk assessment of plant protection active substances that contain stereoisomers in their composition as active components or impurities. The guidance should also be used for active substances that without containing any stereogenic element may generate transformation products or metabolites that do contain them.

The document can be found at the EFSA website.


Research Platform

EFSA’s Research Platform is home for the wider food safety research community. It aims to support project ideas, promote consortia formation, and help scientists find opportunities for public research funding in food safety.

The Platform has been created in response to a call for coordination in the area of food safety research at EFSA’s first Risk Assessment Research Assembly (RARA), where participants called on EFSA to be a knowledge-broker between scientists and policy makers.

The platform offers access to the following tools:

Funding programmes: a selection of current funding opportunities that are most relevant to food safety.

Upcoming calls: announced calls in EFSA’s remit that are selected to allow researchers to monitor upcoming opportunities.

Partner search: there are useful websites to help you find partners or express your interest to participate in consortia. In addition, EFSA has a large network of competent organisations and researchers we work with. To find partners in your country, please contact your national EFSA Focal Point.

Research projects and ideas: should you wish to find out about ongoing research projects, click here. If you would like to share a research idea, please contact our Research Coordinator. You can follow the Research Coordinator on Twitter or LinkedIn, or simply send an email.

For more insights please visit our Knowledge Centre.

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