During its last plenary session in April 2019, the European Parliament has adopted the draft regulation to increase transparency and sustainability of risk assessment in the food chain. Following the Council’s formal adoption, the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal will happen over the summer according to a Commission official. If so, it will enter into force 18 months later, which means by the end of 2020 at the earliest. The main elements of the agreement aim at ensuring more transparency, increasing the independence of studies, strengthening the governance of the European Food Safety Authority as well as developing a comprehensive risk communication.

EU-28: EU Adopts Regulation on Transparency in Food Chain Risk Assessments