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EU: safety assessments of glyphosate postponed

On May 10, 2022, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced their updated timelines for assessments of glyphosate. Accordingly, due to the unprecedented amount of feedback received from stakeholder consul [...]

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Foreword Vol.4 Nr.1/2

Affidia is now in its third year of activity. We started just a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic shook the world. One of the consequences of this global disaster was the cancellation of scientific conferences in 2020-2021. Even at the beginning of 2022, some conferences a [...]

Your PAL, my PAL

Why doing Precautionary Allergen Labelling right matters.   Let’s take a short walk through history. Back in 1985, the Codex Alimentarius published its ground-breaking labelling standard (FAO/WHO 1985) for the labelling of pre-packaged foods. It was meant to be a better, m [...]

Aflatoxin M1: is it time for a change? (Part 2)

In the last 20 years, aflatoxin M1 has been found in milk at unprecedented levels in southern Europe on several occasions. Is it the result of climate change? What do experts think about the risk to consumers, both now and in the future? Is the best app [...]

44-year-old EU rules under re-evaluation (Part 2)

How the EU regulatory context for food contact materials and articles (FCMs) may change on the way to a toxin-free environment.   This article provides an overview of the most significant Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) and Farm to Fo [...]

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