‘Transparency’ proposal should build trust for innovation
In response of the European Commission’s proposed new legislation to improve transparency and sustainability of the EU food and feed risk assessment, EuropaBio highlights the need to inform the wider public about real versus perceived health threats, and to tackle disinformation, so that consumers can rest assured that their food is safe. The updated position paper recommends to 1. Build on EFSA’s robust risk assessment; 2. Increase transparency of internal processes; 3. Adopt good practices from EMA for more efficiency; 4. Improve communication and tackle misinformation. The European Parliament and Council of Ministers have started to debate the proposal, with a view to adopting a version of it in early 2019. Position summaries are available here in English, Italian, Spanish and German.