In September, Regulation (EU) 2019/1381 came into force, with major implications for the transparency of scientific data used to evaluate pesticides and food additives. The new regulation was prompted by an evaluation of the EU general food law (Regulation EC 178/2002), which concluded that risk communication was not effective enough overall. This affects consumer confidence in the outcome of the risk assessment process. The regulation’s key concerns are to ensure the quality and reliability of scientific studies and the transparency…