The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is establishing a new Panel on plant health
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides scientific advice on existing and emerging risks to the European Union. Through its own scientific expertise and the work of its Scientific Committee and Expert Panels, EFSA provides risk assessments on all matters linked to food and feed safety, including animal health and welfare and plant protection. Panels are made up of scientists coming from all over Europe and even in a few cases from beyond Europe, and are appointed following an open call for expression of interest. The Scientific Committee coordinates the work of the Panels, and these bodies are supported by the scientific staff of EFSA. A new Panel on plant health (PLH Panel) has been created. A call for expressions of interest in membership of the Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels of the European Food Safety Authority has been published on the EFSA website. The deadline for expression of interest is Friday 17th February 2006.
More information is available on www.efsa.eu.int
Personal communication with R. Black and E. Ceglarska, EFSA, 2006-01.