EU: EU lays down rules for EFSA decision-making
The European Union's permanent committee for the food chain and animal health has approved a draft regulation that lays down how the new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) should decide which scientific inquiries to undertake. The rule gives the authority the right to refuse a request to investigate a problem if it considers such research might replicate work already carried out; this would apply to formal demands from EU Member States, the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as informal suggestions.
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