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European Ombudsman condemns EFSA for maladministration

8:55 AM MDT | April 29, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Union's Ombudsman has concluded that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) is guilty of maladministration in a case involving risk assessment as a substitute for safety testing. The Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E; Brussels) initiated a complaint to the EU Ombudsman in 2011 about EFSA's working group on the threshold of toxicological concern (TTC), a statistical approach for safety testing being substituted by risk assessment. PAN-E claims [in a report] that EFSA failed to protect the interest of the public and promoting the...

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