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Mineral oil hydrocarbons in food – have your say on the draft!


EFSA experts provisionally concluded thatmineraloil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) do not pose a health concern. They also confirmed that some substances in the group known asmineraloil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) are a possible health concern. These are some of the conclusions of a ...


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‘Use by’ or ‘best before’?

New tool to support food operators


EFSA has developed a tool to help food business operators decide when to apply the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date to their products. The ‘use by’ date on food is about safety – foods can be eaten until this date but not after, even if they look and smell fine. ‘Best before’ refers to quality – ...


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Glycoalkaloids in potatoes: public health risks assessed

Peeling, boiling and frying can reduce the content of glycoalkaloids in food


EFSA has assessed the risks to human and animal health related to the presence of glycoalkaloids in food and feed, particularly in potatoes and products derived from potatoes. Glycoalkaloids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Solanaceae family of plants, which includes potatoes, ...


Updated guidance: how to prepare a health claim application


EFSA has updated its advice for applicants on how to prepare and present a health claim application. The guidance presents a standardised format for a well-structured application. It also details the kind of information and data applicants need to submit in support of their claim. The guidance ...


Glyphosate: EFSA to share raw data


EFSA is to release the raw data used in the recent EU safety evaluation of glyphosate, as part of its commitment to open risk assessment. The information will be shared with a group of MEPs following a public access to document request. When combined with the detailed background documents already ...


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