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Food regulator must open up, ombudsman says

The European Food Safety Authority should take steps to make its decision-making processes more open to public scrutiny, the European Ombudsman has recommended.

Efsa, which scientifically assesses the safety of foods and the processes used to produce them, could further improve its decision-making system, the ombudsman Emily O’Reilly said in a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, which she published on 21 March.

The agency should explore the possibility of screening the meetings of its scientific panels over the internet as a default, and should publish the agendas and minutes of its meetings in a timely manner, the ombudsman said.

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