New Transparency Rules for EFSA’s Risk Assessment

As of 27 March 2021, the new Transparency Regulation (EU) 2019/1381, passed by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, will be put into application. This regulation will foster the ability of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to carry out its risk assessments while complying with the highest transparency standards. It also aims to increase the independence of studies, to strengthen governance and scientific cooperation and to develop a comprehensive risk communication.

An online celebratory event for the entry into application of the Transparency Regulation took place on 31 March 2021.

“This is a pivotal moment for the assessment of risks in the food chain in the EU. EFSA is grateful to the European Parliament, to the European Commission and to the EU Member States for giving us this opportunity to bring citizens and stakeholders closer to our work and to benefit from greater scrutiny of our working  processes and practices.”

– Bernhard Url, EFSA’s Executive Director
Source: EFSA’s news release

You can read more about it on the European Commission website.

A Q&A document that summarises the new legislation has been made available online by EFSA.

More information about the new Transparency Rules for EFSA’s Risk Assessment is available on the EFSA website.

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