EFSA invites observers to next agchem panel
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened the next meeting of its agrochemical panel to observers and is inviting registrations by November 5th. The Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) Panel is to meet on November 20th-21st. Not all agenda items will be discussed in public, due to confidentiality of data in application dossiers, the EFSA says. However, the Authority aims to ensure that observers gain a better understanding of how the risk assessment process works and provide new opportunities for interaction with its scientific experts. The EFSA started its observer scheme last year to further increase transparency of its work (Agrow No 650, p 10). Details of how to register are on the EFSA's website at: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/stakeholders/observers.htm.