Pen & Tec specialises in European and international regulation on food and animal feed products. We help companies comply with regulatory requirements to achieve faster product approvals.
Last week, it was announced that EFSA will begin sharing the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes and surveys, as well as data used for risk assessments. The announcement comes after discussions regarding EFSA’s desire to improve its transparency with applicants and stakeholders, and to widen their evidence base.
Brexit could present the UK with a unique opportunity to modernize its food regulations, but it should tread carefully in order to remain compliant with EU standards, or risk alienating its own GMO skeptical domestic consumer market. This is according to Dr. Elinor McCartney, President of Pen & Tec Consulting Group, who spoke to FoodIngredientsFirst in a extensive interview on the current EU regulatory environment.