Feed experts: EFSA rings the changes

By Jane Byrne

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Feed experts: EFSA rings the changes

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There are a lot of changes in the line-up of the European Food Safety Authority’s FEEDAP panel for 2015 to 2018, but the EU risk assessor has also retained 10 previous members.

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:

Gabriela Aquilina

Vasileios Bampidis

Maria De Lourdes Bastos

Georges Bories

Andrew Chesson

Pier Sandro Cocconcelli

Maria Luisa Fernandez-Cruz

Gerhard Flachowsky

Jürgen Gropp

Boris Kolar

Maryline Kouba

Secundino Lopez Puente

Marta Lopez-Alonso

Alberto Mantovani

Baltasar Mayo

Fernando Ramos

Guido Rychen

Maria Saarela

Roberto Edoardo Villa

Robert John Wallace

Pieter Wester

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​.

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