The Authority’s scientific committee and panels are renewed every three years, with current members either replaced or re-appointed.
Some of the experts staying on include Gabriele Aquilina, Vasileios Bampidis, Maria De Loudes Bastos, and Gerhard Flachowsky.
“We have attracted very highly qualified scientists from across Europe that will make a difference to Europe’s food safety system,” said Dr Tobin Robinson, Head of EFSA’s science strategy and coordination department. “Many of the new members come from universities and research institutes, meaning that there is a growing awareness of EFSA’s work in academic circles”.
The selection procedure, said EFSA, is based on proven scientific excellence and independence of the candidates.
The inaugural meetings of the experts’ three-year mandate will take place in July at EFSA’s premises in Parma. The FEEDAP panel will then discuss its future work programs and elect its chair and vice-chairs.
The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) for 2015-2018 includes:
Maria De Lourdes Bastos
Pier Sandro Cocconcelli
Maria Luisa Fernandez-Cruz
Secundino Lopez Puente
Roberto Edoardo Villa
Robert John Wallace
EFSA said the experts have knowledge in a range of relevant fields from toxicology to nutrition to metabolism research to environmental risk assessment and antimicrobial resistance.
The biographies and the declarations of interest of each of the members can be read here.