China inicia integración de estandares de seguridad alimentaria
China está muy atenta a los niveles de los residuos de plaguicidas en el vino y en otros alimentos, dijo el día 13 de agosto de 2012 un investigador gubernamental. Yan Weixing, investigador del Centro Nacional para la Evaluación de los Riesgos de la Seguridad Alimentaria de China, dijo el lunes pasado que los residuos de plaguicidas, que según él son inevitables en el mundo moderno, no amenazan la salud de las personas, si están controlados dentro de un ámbito normal, y sus riesgos son medidos completamente antes de su uso [seguir leyendo: http://espanol.cri.cn/741/2012/08/13/1s255447.htm ].
EFSA* 10 years on - Independent report says Authority delivering on all fronts, outlines recommendations for further progress
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) continues to demonstrate its value as the cornerstone of risk assessment for food and feed in the EU and fulfil its obligations to operate in an independent manner, an external evaluation has found. The review also makes a number of recommendations on how the Authority could further improve its performance.
The report, by international auditors Ernst & Young, notes the high quality of EFSA’s scientific outputs and risk communication activities. It highlights the Authority's culture of transparency and robust systems to ensure the impartiality of its scientific advice.
However, the evaluation also recommends that EFSA: enhance transparency in some decision-making processes; build better links with Member States; increase its planning and prioritisation capacity; improve the clarity of its communications and develop its data collection practices.
These proposals will make an important contribution to shaping future development of the organisation.
EFSA Executive Director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle said: “This external evaluation underlines that EFSA operates to the highest standards – particularly with regard to the quality of our scientific opinions and risk assessment methodologies.
“Independence, transparency and openness are core values upon which the Authority is built and the review acknowledges that our culture and safeguards in this respect are among the most rigorous of any comparable organisation.
“We welcome the recommendations the report makes to improve the way we operate still further and these will be key in laying the foundations to build our strategic plan over the next five years.”
EFSA will reflect carefully on the report and its recommendations will be discussed among all key partners and stakeholders including the European Commission, European Parliament, member states as well as the Authority’s Management Board. Part of this review will be carried out during EFSA’s Institutional Conference on 13 November 2012.
* Parma (Italia).
Véase el “External Evaluation of EFSA - Final Report 2012” en la sección “Otros documentos” de: http://socdercon.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/redeco-n-28-2012.html
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Survey pinpoints listeria weak points at fish plants
Research has revealed the areas in smoked fish processing plants most vulnerable to contamination by the hostile microbe Listeria monocytogenes.
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Suitable for diabetics? Diabetes Ireland says diabetic label claims are misleading
Diabetes Ireland has called on food manufacturers to stop using the term ‘diabetic’ or ‘suitable for diabetics’ on product packaging, saying that such claims could mislead consumers.
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