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Per Bergman - EFSA general priorities

  1. 1. EFSA general priorities Per Bergman Director of Scientific Evaluation of Regulated Products Directorate (REPRO)ECPA-IBMA workshop with EFSA on evaluation on PPPCommitted since 2002 1to ensuring that Europe’s food is safe
  2. 2. About EFSA EFSA gives advice from farm to fork Plant Health Plant Protection Genetically modified organisms Animal health Biological Animal feed and welfare and food their diseases chain hazards Food additives Dietary, Food chain Flavourings and nutritional and contaminants Procesing aids novel food 2 2 2 Food packaging
  3. 3. What EFSA does Who can task EFSA? European Commission EU Member States European Parliament Self-tasking 3
  4. 4. EFSA’s guiding principles Core values • Scientific excellence • Independence • Openness • Transparency • Responsiveness 4
  5. 5. Organisation
  6. 6. Organisation
  7. 7. REPRO – Application areasMain food and feed regulatory areas where REPRO Responsible unitis currently called to review applications (REPRO Directorate)Food additivesNutrient sourcesFlavourings FIPEnzymesFood contact materialFeed additives FEEDGenetically Modified Organisms (GMO) GMOHealth claimsNovel food NUTRITIONInfant formulaeFood allergiesPlant Protection Products: active substances (PPP) and PESTICIDESMaximum Residual Levels (MRL) 7
  8. 8. About REPRO• REgulated • Assess, advise, communicate• PROducts • Independent, based on sound science Mandate Provide scientific advice and support for EU legislation, policies in fields that impact food and feed safety Provide independent information on all relevant matters Communicate the risks 8
  9. 9. Scientific outputsA.1. Opinions of Scientific Committee (SC)/Scientific Panel (SP) A.2 Other EFSA scientific outputs A.1.1 Opinion of the SC/SP A.2.1 Statement of EFSA A.1.2 Statement of the SC/SP A.2.2 Guidance of EFSA A.1.3 Guidance of the SC/SP A.2.3 Conclusion on Pesticides Peer Review A.2.4 Reasoned Opinion A.2.5 Scientific Report of EFSA B. Supporting publications B.1 Technical Report B.2 External Scientific Report B.3 Event Report 9
  10. 10. Publication of scientific outputs 10
  11. 11. Working together Cooperation with:• 30 national food safety agencies• 300 research institutes• Over 1500 experts • EU Agencies • 3rd country organisations 11
  12. 12. EFSA Outputs: Examination ofauthorisation dossiers Outputs related to applications vs. total outputs 12
  13. 13. Current applications workload Steadily increasing applications in number and complexity • Since 2003 number of applications almost doubled • 900 new dossiers in 2010 - of which 450 on health claims Applications typically come in bulk within large product reviews (PPP, food and feed additives, health claims, etc.) More than 40% of EFSA budget spent on applications in 2011 The work in this area comprises 60-70% of the overall EFSA´s scientific outputs Very complex legal environment evolving over time 13
  14. 14. 2013 priorities• Continuing high demand for scientific advice: 676 scientific outputs predicted• Further boost risk assessment capacity: full implementation of EFSA Science Strategy 2012-2016; enhanced knowledge management programme; support for managing scientific literature; structured scientific data• Dialogue with risk managers: multi-annuality• Review of planning in scientific cooperation: efficiency of contracts & grants programme (€10.6 million); strategic and multiannual approach; workshops with stakeholders• Continue enhancing EFSA’s efficiency: business process mapping• EU economic/budgetary context and EU multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020 14
  15. 15. Other priorities in 2013• New services delivered by EFSA’s Application Helpdesk: interactions with SMEs, streamline of application procedures• Electronic submission of applications: feasibility study and benchmarking with other EU agencies• Human capital development: training for Panel members and EFSA staff, enhanced knowledge management programme• Integrated quality management system: scientific outputs covered by December 2013 15
  16. 16. 2013 science highlights (I) Public health – Meat inspection: scientific basis for the modernisation of meat inspection in EU, multidisciplinary – Dietary reference values for micronutrients – Plant toxicants – Mycotoxins – TSEs – Metals, mercury in fish – Perfluoro compounds – Animal-based welfare indicators Risk ranking: multiagency project, prioritisation of requests for work Crisis preparedness: annual training and simulation exercises organised with Member States 16
  17. 17. 2013 science highlights (II) Application-related – GMOs: cultivation and post-market environmental monitoring, guidance document on risk assessment of GM animals – Health claims: Article 13.5 and Article 14/reevaluation of some Article 13 claims – Pesticides: new active substances, renewals of approval, cumulative risk assessment – Plastic food contact materials – Recycled materials – Process aids – Flavourings, enzymes – Novel foods 17