Antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands is remaining reasonably stable
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing on a global level. It is difficult to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.
Discussion regarding health-based guidance value of PFOA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a provisional health-based guidance value for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
RIVM and German BfR enter cooperation agreement on animal protection and food safety
The German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM have signed a cooperation agreement, focused on developing new sci
Breakthrough on cumulative risk assessment exposure to pesticides in food
The European Commission, Member States and EFSA have taken a major step forward in their work on assessing the cumulative risks from exposure to pesticides in food.
CAESAR annual report 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first CAESAR annual report 2014.
RIVM Nutrition and Food Safety expert gets top risk assessment function at EFSA
As of November 1, Prof. Hans Verhagen will join the European Food Safety Authorithy (EFSA) in Parma, Italy as Head of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Department (RASA).
Potassium intake and risk for hyperkalaemia reviewed
It is nearly impossible to get an overdose of potassium from natural food sources.
Adequate limit value for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal tea and herbal preparations
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are natural toxins occurring in a wide variety of plants, including herbs.