EFSA extends consultation on ‘Open EFSA’

By Annie Harrison-Dunn contact

- Last updated on GMT

EFSA wants your views on its openness...
EFSA wants your views on its openness...
The European Food Safety Authority has extended the period of public consultation on its discussion paper ‘Transformation to an Open EFSA’ by a month.

Interested parties will now have until October 15 to respond to the authority’s “vision for greater openness and transparency in its scientific processes”​.

It said it welcomed in particular comments from national partners, other scientific advisory bodies, civil society organisations as well as experts and practitioners in the field of open government and open science.

EFSA invites parties to consider whether the paper​ is satisfactory in terms of societal and normative expectations, ways of increasing its openness to outside contributions and its identification of a 2-way interaction between its panels and interested parties and what limits should be set on this.

It also prompted responses on the treatment of commercially sensitive information and data during assessments, whether EFSA should embrace the principle of “reusability”​ and who should be in charge of this.

EFSA said feedback, which should be submitted via EFSA’s online portal​, will feed into the final Open EFSA policy and follow-up plan.

Related news

Related products

show more

Our approach to stevia sustainability

Our approach to stevia sustainability

Cargill | 30-Jul-2020 | Product Presentation

As consumers demand greater clarity around the foods they eat, sustainable production is often a key part of a product's story. Cargill stevia leaf...

Delivering optimal sweetness with stevia

Delivering optimal sweetness with stevia

Cargill | 28-Jul-2020 | Product Presentation

Sugar is high on consumers' radar these days…but for many, artificial sweeteners no longer fit the bill. Plant-based, zero-calorie stevia fills the...

Bestevia® Taste Solutions for Europe: Beverages

Bestevia® Taste Solutions for Europe: Beverages

SweeGen Inc. | 21-Jul-2020 | Product Brochure

Reformulating beverages with less sugar and no artificial sweeteners is key to reaching today’s label conscious consumers. Our Bestevia® Taste Solutions...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars