Dietary reference values for vitamin K

Dietary reference values for vitamin K

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on dietary reference values (DRVs) for the European population, including vitamin K. Vitamin K represents a family of fat-soluble compounds with the common chemical structure…

Safety of cranberry extract powder as a novel food ingredient

Safety of cranberry extract powder as a novel food ingredient

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on cranberry extract powder as a novel food (NF) ingredient submitted pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 258/971 of the European Parliament and of the Council, taking…

Curcumin and normal functioning of joints: evaluation of a health claim

Curcumin and normal functioning of joints: evaluation of a health claim

Following an application from Suomen Terveysravinto Oy, submitted for authorisation of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of Finland, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific…

Safety of EstroG-100™ as a novel food pursuant

Safety of EstroG-100™ as a novel food pursuant

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to update its scientific opinion on the safety of EstroG-100™ as a novel food (NF) in the light of additional information submitted by the applicant. EstroG-100™ is a hot…

Re-evaluation of fatty acids (E 570) as a food additive

Re-evaluation of fatty acids (E 570) as a food additive

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to re-evaluate the safety of fatty acids (E 570) when used as a food additive. The Panel was not provided with a newly submitted dossier and based…

Re-evaluation of sorbitan esters when used as food additives

Re-evaluation of sorbitan esters when used as food additives

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to re-evaluate the safety of sorbitan monostearate (E 491), sorbitan tristearate (E 492), sorbitan monolaurate (E 493), sorbitan monooleate (E 494) and sorbitan monopalmitate (E 495) when used…

Re-evaluation of lecithins (E 322)

Re-evaluation of lecithins (E 322)

The present opinion deals with the re-evaluation of lecithins (E 322) when used as a food additive. Lecithins are mixtures or fractions of phosphatides obtained by physical procedures from animal or vegetable foodstuffs. Lecithins (E 322) is an authorised food additive in the European Union (EU) according to Annex…

Re-evaluation of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476)

Re-evaluation of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476)

Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to re-evaluate the safety of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR; E 476) when used as a food additive. In addition, following an application dossier for a modification of the conditions…

Re-evaluation of glycerol (E 422)

Re-evaluation of glycerol (E 422)

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to re-evaluate the safety of glycerol (E 422) when used as a food additive. This re-evaluation refers exclusively to the uses and conditions of use of…

Re-evaluation of soybean hemicellulose (E 426)

Re-evaluation of soybean hemicellulose (E 426)

Following a request from the European Commission (EC), the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion re-evaluating the safety of soybean hemicellulose (E 426) when used as a food additive. Soybean hemicellulose (E 426) is an authorised food…