Latest European Food Safety Authority Stories

2014-01-17 12:22:55

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the release of the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) "Draft Scientific Opinion on the risks to public health related to the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in foodstuffs." Quotes from the following may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. "The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) announcement today...

Aspartame Gets Sweet Revenge, Okayed For Moderate Consumption
2013-12-11 11:30:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Maligned in studies since it came into use in the 1980s, aspartame has now been deemed safe for regular, moderate consumption by the European Food Safety Authority. Previous research had linked the artificial sweetener to higher risk of cancer and premature birth. During its assessment, the EFSA said it reexamined the available clinical evidence, listened to stakeholders and considered over 200 comments submitted online. "This...

2013-06-27 23:37:41

The IPA appreciates EFSA's transparency in process. Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The International Probiotics Association has formally submitted questions for clarification relating to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific and technical guidance document. These questions were submitted after a recent Parliament meeting in Brussels. The questions document was based on recommendations from a review team that included industry scientists, academics and...

EU Bans Companies From Claiming Water Prevents Dehydration
2011-11-19 06:21:54

In what can only be described as a bizarre ruling, the European Union (EU) has ruled that drinking water manufacturers cannot claim that their product prevents dehydration, or they could face up to two years in prison, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Steve Doughy the Daily Mail, the ruling was handed down by a panel of 21 scientists following three years worth of deliberation, and "results from an attempt by two German academics" --  Dr. Andreas Hahn and Dr. Moritz...

2011-07-11 07:12:16

"¨The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services have confirmed the first American fatality tied to the recent outbreak of E. coli in Germany, according to a Sunday report published at the International Business Times (IBTimes) website."¨According to IBTimes reporter Elvira Veksler, the man--who was not identified--died as a result of kidney complications. In a separate Huffington Post report, it was revealed that the man was 65 and...

2011-05-03 03:00:00

DUIVEN, Netherlands/>, May 3, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth batch of generic EU health claim opinions delivered by the European Food Safety Authority [EFSA] in April saw the previous trend of negative opinions continue: 20% successful, 80% unsuccessful. Companies that have upheld health claims have been quick to promote this through marketing use of words like "proven" and "scientific support." This trend comes as manufacturers opt for softer or passive claims [e.g. "low and...

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