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EFSA put on hold the Cannabidiol (CBD) novel food evaluations 

Cannabidiol is a substance that can be obtained from Cannabis sativa L. plants and be synthesised chemically as well. CBD is one of the two most…

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Phthalates in Food contact materials

Phthalates in Food contact materials

Phthalates form a family of synthetic chemicals with a wide variety of uses, ranging from consumer to industrial products. There are different kinds…

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Glyphosat, a endocrine disruptor

Glyphosate in Europe - EFSA and ECHA update timelines for assessments

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used active substances in pesticides to prevent unwanted plant growth around planted crops or to kill plants or…

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New EU recommendation for action for aromatic mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH)

The EU publishes a harmonised guidance for the detection of MOAH levels in food and infant formula above defined guidance values (limits of…

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Bisphenol A

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed the risks of bisphenol A (BPA) in food.

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