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MEPs last week said they were “convinced the authority should be endowed with a sufficient budget to hire independent in-house experts with no conflicts of interest”. ©iStock

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

By David Burrows

The consultation for a new policy on independence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draws to a close this week and campaigners have told FoodNavigator that the final document won’t be worth the paper it’s written on

EFSA rejects Stablor fat reduction health claim

EFSA rejects Stablor fat reduction health claim

By Eliot Beer

French firm LNC has failed in its bid to gain an approved health claim for its medical weight loss drink Stablor, with EFSA critiquing one human clinical trial, and rejecting LNC’s other evidence.

'We encourage others to deposit their own supporting evidence and tools for the benefit of the wider risk assessment community,' says EFSA head. ©iStock/boygovideo

EFSA models transparency with open source ‘Knowledge Junction’

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all its models from the last 15 years available on an open source platform called the Knowledge Junction, which also encourages external submissions of data, images and videos that could go on to be used...

'We strongly question the way this opinion has been treated by the panel,' Probi writes to the European Commission. ©iStock/roibu

'We find it strange ‘methodological limitations’ claimed by the panel were not specified'

‘Highly unsatisfactory’: Probi takes claim complaints to EC

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to consider concerns raised by Swedish supplier Probi about the treatment of its rejected probiotic health claim.

EFSA has set an adequate intake (AI) of 4,000 mg per day for lactating women. ©iStock/elena_hramowa

EFSA potassium opinion up for debate

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public opinion on its draft dietary reference values for potassium.

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