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Statement on a conceptual framework for the risk assessment of certain food additives re-evaluated under Commission Regulation (EU) No 257/2010

Authors

  • EFSA Panel on Food additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS)


  • Panel members: Fernando Aguilar, Riccardo Crebelli, Birgit Dusemund, Pierre Galtier, David Gott, Ursula Gundert-Remy, Jürgen König, Claude Lambré, Jean-Charles Leblanc, Alicja Mortensen, Pasquale Mosesso, Rose Martin, Dominique Parent-Massin, Agneta Oskarsson, Ivan Stankovic, Paul Tobback, Ine Waalkens-Berendsen, Rudolf Antonius Woutersen, Matthew Wright.
  • Correspondence: fip@efsa.europa.eu
  • Acknowledgement: The Panel wishes to thank the members of the Working Group “A” Food Additives and Nutrient Sources: Pierre Galtier, Rainer Gürtler, Ursula Gundert-Remy, Claude Lambré, Jean-Charles Leblanc, Pasquale Mosesso, Dominique Parent-Massin, Ivan Stankovic, Christina Tlustos and Matthew Wright and of the Working Group “B” Food Additives and Nutrient Sources: Fernando Aguilar, Polly Boon, Riccardo Crebelli, Birgit Dusemund, David Gott, Torben Hallas-Møller, Jürgen König, Oliver Lindtner, Daniel Marzin, Inge Meyland, Alicja Mortensen, Agneta Oskarsson, Iona Pratt †, Paul Tobback, Ine Waalkens-Berendsen and Rudolf Antonius Woutersen for the preparatory work on this scientific opinion and EFSA staff: Paolo Colombo, Ana Rincon, Alexandra Tard and Stavroula Tasiopoulou for the support provided to this scientific opinion.
  • Adoption date: 15 May 2014
  • Published date: 5 June 2014
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00194
  • On request from: EFSA

Abstract

The Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) provides a scientific statement presenting a conceptual framework for the risk assessment of certain food additives re-evaluated under Commission Regulation (EU) No 257/2010. This framework will be used in the evaluation made by the Panel, but the expert judgement of the scientific background, on a case-by-case basis, remains essential to reach a final conclusion. The outcome of the re-evaluation of food additives taking into account all available information is presented in the document, as well as the exposure assessment scenarios to be carried out by the Panel considering the use levels set in the legislation and the availability of adequate usage or analytical data.

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