Call for expressions of Interest - Food Contact Materials /Recycling Plastics experts

31-03-2021

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) based in Parma, Italy is looking to expand its pool of scientists with expertise in the areas of Food Contact Materials and/or Recycling Plastics for its working groups. Application deadline is 15 April 2021.

EFSA’s Working Groups are composed of experienced, independent experts tasked to gather scientific evidence on certain topics, to draft scientific opinions and conduct preparatory work for EFSA’s scientific panels and the Scientific Committee. Currently, EFSA is coordinating more than 100 Working Groups with 500+ experts, who deliver on a wide array of mandates.

The role of the Working Group on Food Contact Materials is to perform the following preparatory work for consideration by the CEP Panel: 

  • To carry out safety assessments of substances used in food contact materials including active and intelligent materials as required under the applicable European Regulations;
  • To deliver draft scientific opinions on the food contact materials examined;
  • To deliver draft guidance document(s) for presentation of an application for safety assessment of a substance to be used in food contact materials prior to authorisation.

The role of the Working Group on Recycling Plastics is to perform the following preparatory work for consideration by the CEP Panel: 

  • To carry out safety assessments of recycling processes as required under the applicable European Regulations;
  • To deliver draft scientific opinions on the recycling processes examined.

For more information on this call, please visit the EFSA website.

 

 

 

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