European Ombudsman P. Nikiforos Diamandouros has called on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to strengthen its rules and procedures in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest in 'revolving door' cases. This follows a complaint from a German NGO, alleging that EFSA failed to address a conflict of interest arising from the move of an EFSA Head of Unit to a biotechnology company.

In March 2010, a German NGO turned to the Ombudsman, complaining that EFSA did not adequat...

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