JRC and EFSA renew collaboration agreement
On 26 June 2018, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) renewed their collaboration agreement. Its objective is to continue and to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of food and feed safety, animal health and welfare, plant health and nutrition.
Both institutions will put emphasis on exchange and joint activities in the areas of
- sectorial food and feed legislation (e.g. GMOs, feed additives, or pesticides);
- alternative methods to protect animals;
- combined exposure of chemicals and chemical mixture; and
- collection and use of landscape and environmental data to be used for risk assessment.
EFSA is an executive agency providing scientific scientific opinions related to risk assessment of food and feed. The JRC delivers underpinning advice, reports and studies to support EU food and feed policy. The two institutions have complementary roles in the authorisation process of GMOs and feed additives.
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