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EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, Parliament) and EU Member States. It was set up in 2002 following a series of food crises in the late 1990s to be a source of scientific advice and communication on risks associated with the food chain. The agency was legally established by the EU under the General Food Law - Regulation 178/2002.
Grado Zero Espace performs continuous research activity on the most disparate materials through constant analysis in the laboratory in order to figure out the limits and the peculiarities of them and catalogue experimental materials, not yet available on the market. Grado Zero Espace also conducts continuous research into new technologies, processes and techniques - from biotechnologies to nanotechnologies, on assembling and manufacturing techniques which can be environment friendly, as well as on innovative equipment able to increase the performance of the product.
EFSA receives requests for opinions mainly from the European Commission and occasionally from the European Parliament. Member States can also request opinions. The request outlines what is being asked of EFSA: the issue, the terms of reference, the timeframe etc. Upon receipt of a request EFSA...read more
Residues of some chemicals are unintentionally present in some foods as a result of food production, e.g. spraying of crops with pesticides, use of veterinary medicines for food-producing animals. EFSA publishes an annual report on pesticide residues in the EU based on monitoring information...read more
EFSA gathers data on food additives through continuous collections and/or calls for particular assessments. Aggregated statistics on data analysed in European countries and transmitted to EFSA through continuous calls for data are available here. Three interactive presentations have been created...read more
EFSA analyses data on zoonotic diseases (infections and diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans), antimicrobial resistance and food-borne outbreaks across the EU. Data are submitted annually by Member States, in compliance with EU regulation. EFSA publishes, in collaboration...read more
The EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database contains data on food consumption habits and patterns across the EU. It provides detailed information for a number of European countries in refined food categories and specific population groups. Statistics from the database enable quick...read more
A number of ECPGR Central Crop Databases have been established through the initiative of individual institutes and of ECPGR Working Groups. The databases hold passport data and, to varying degrees, characterization and primary evaluation data of the major collections of the respective crops in...read more
The EUFGIS project (April 2007-March 2011) created an online information system for forest genetic resources (FGR) inventories in Europe to support the countries in their efforts to implement FGR conservation as part of sustainable forest management.read more
The food composition database gives information on the amount of vitamins and minerals contained in different foods.
Data are provided for seven EU countries, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Vitamins and minerals included are calcium; copper;...read more