EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have started parallel consultations on the initial scientific evaluations of glyphosate. The consultations will run for 60 days and all interested parties are encouraged to contribute. 

In the parallel consultations, EFSA will gather feedback on the renewal assessment report on glyphosate. ECHA’s consultation is on the harmonised classification and labeling report.

Glyphosate currently has a harmonised classification as causing serious eye damage and as toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects, prior to and following the assessment by ECHA in 2017. Classification for germ cell mutagenicitycarcinogenicity, or reproductive toxicity was not considered to be warranted. The initial scientific evaluation from the AGG does not recommend a change to the existing classification.

EFSA will take the outcome of ECHA’s opinion on the classification of glyphosate into account in its peer review and is expected to finalise its work in the second half of 2022. The European Commission, together with risk managers from the 27 EU Member States, will then decide whether to renew the approval of glyphosate for use in the EU.

To take part in EFSA’s consultation follow this link (deadline: 22nd of November)

2 days ago

💭 Are you inspired to join the next generation of scientists and tackle challenges in food security?🔬 If you are studying biology related STEM or technology behind food production, join the EIT Food online course!👉 Discover more: ow.ly/3WX550H1KeV ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 days ago

🔉Today, Veronica Lattanzio (CNR ISPA) - #fs4eu platform Coordinator, is participating in the 82nd EFSA 's Advisory Forum, focused on delivering input for future research needs. 🤝 more than 30 representatives from EFSA, European Comission officials, other european bodies (JRC, EMA, EEA) and observers are addressing EU priorities for research initiatives, as well as risk assessment and risk communication issues. 💡Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 days ago

📢 📆 Just two weeks until the first FS4EU Pre - forum “Sustainable food: how to keep it safe?"👉 Discover more: ow.ly/9Ejt50H0yYU 📝 Register: bit.ly/3IcJC9y ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 days ago

📢 Hey, do you know what's new in the #foodsafety sector?!🔴 Read the last #FS4EUpdates release and discover it! Opportunities, news and events are waiting for you!👉 Have a look at & download it here: ow.ly/39Vo50GZWOH ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

🗓️ On 15th Dec we'll discuss how to combine #sustainability and #foodsafety together with high-level stakeholders: do not miss this opportunity and participate in this event! 📢 Do you have an interesting ideas to present related to the topic of the pre-forum? Apply to #pitch them to our high-level stakeholders!👉 Agenda, info, registration: lnkd.in/gpj2hePB ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook