Workshop on the optimisation and harmonisation of the risk assessment procedure at the BfR: What does the future hold for harmonised human health risk assessment of plant protection products?
(2017.11.23 - 2017.11.24)
What strategies exist to ensure independent and transparent risk assessment? How can the scientific dialogue be improved between the various stakeholders? These and other questions were discussed by representatives of the EU Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the EU member states, the industry and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at a workshop on the harmonisation and further development of the risk assessment of plant protection products. The workshop was held at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin, Germany on 23 and 24 November 2017. About 100 participants followed an invitation of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the EU Commission to mainly discuss topics that triggers controversial debates within the society. The workshop was a follow-up event organised by the EU Commission in 2015.