The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has re-elected Professor Anthony Hardy as chair of its Scientific Committee for a second three-year term. Professor Hardy has decades of expertise in risk assessment and the environmental impact of pesticides, GMOs and contaminants on wildlife. The EFSA has also elected Dr Diane Benford and Dr Hubert Noteborn as vice-chairs. Dr Benford is a highly experienced toxicologist and the former chair of EFSA’s panel on contaminants in the food chain. Dr Noteborn has extensive experience and knowledge of emerging risks and data science.