The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Committee has developed a draft guidance document on the use of the weight of evidence approach in scientific assessments for use in all areas under EFSA’s remit. The guidance document addresses the use of the weight of evidence in scientific assessments using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Several case studies covering the various areas under EFSA’s remit are annexed to the guidance document to illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach. Following this public consultation, the scientific committee will review the contributions and consider them in developing the final version of the guidance document.
Deadline: 1 May 2017