Agrow is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


EFSA updates food data for assessments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its food consumption database, which is used in exposure assessments for a range of products, including agrochemicals and genetically modified crops. Additional data broaden the coverage of younger population groups, resulting in a database that now includes individual dietary records from nearly 100,000 people in 23 EU member states. The Authority has also updated its harmonised food classification and description system, called FoodEx2, which enables more precise reporting of consumption patterns. The improvements will help national regulators to provide comparable scientific data for use in risk assessments, the EFSA says. It has embarked on a programme to increase public access to its food safety data. The Authority is also considering expanding the range of foods tested for pesticide residues in the EU monitoring programme, to better reflect changing food consumption patterns.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts