Mohamed Omran, chairperson of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA
), said that the authority decided to oblige its registered auditors to have insurance policies, as well as financial consultants, doctors, and engineers.
conclusion is consistent with the recent clear statement confirming the safety of BPA in food contact materials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to a report published by PAN-Europe the same day, 52% of the experts working for the EFSA
on the effects of mixtures of pesticides in food appear to have ties to industry.
It is a step forward in strengthening consumer confidence in the scientific underpinning of the EU food safety system and the regulation of food additives", said the Chair of EFSA
's Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Foods (ANS Panel), Dr Alicia Mortensen.
The favorable EFSA
opinion must now be confirmed by the European Commission before it is fully permitted for use in the EU.
A statement was issued to the EFSA
to The Egyptian Exchange.
initially treated these claims differently, issuing a positive opinion to ALA on the basis of its essentiality without direct clinical evidence, and denying the DHA claim because the data were "insufficient to establish a cause and effect relationship." This has led to a very long debate between scientists and regulators on omega-3s and, if nothing else, may have educated some politicians about the benefits of omega-3s!
While some studies on animals exposed to low levels of BPA had shown "biochemical changes in the central nervous system, effects on the immune system, and enhanced susceptibility to breast cancer," the EFSA
panel concluded that these studies had "many shortcomings" and could not be used to determine the impact of the substance on human health.
After a lengthy evaluation process, on 5 May 2006, the EFSA
published a 44-page report (EFSA
's point is to give the stockholders a clear picture upon which they can base their investment decisions.
Under pressure from the European Parliament, the Commission asked EFSA
to accelerate its work on aspartame, and publish a final opinion in May 2013.