European Food Safety Authority

Safety of shrimp peptide concentrate as a novel food

Safety of shrimp peptide concentrate as a novel food

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on shrimp peptide concentrate as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The assessment of the safety of this…

Re‐evaluation of carrageenan and processed Eucheuma seaweed

Re‐evaluation of carrageenan and processed Eucheuma seaweed

The present opinion deals with the re‐evaluation of the safety of food‐grade carrageenan (E 407) and processed Eucheuma seaweed (E 407a) used as food additives. Carrageenan (E 407) and processed Eucheuma seaweed (E 407a) are authorised as food additives in the European Union (EU) in accordance with Annex…

Health claim: Xanthohumol in XERME® and protection of DNA from oxidative damage

Health claim: Xanthohumol in XERME® and protection of DNA from oxidative damage

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

Health claim: Carbohydrate solutions contribute to the improvement of physical performance during a high-intensity and long-lasting physical exercise

Health claim: Carbohydrate solutions contribute to the improvement of physical performance during a high-intensity and long-lasting physical exercise

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

Safety in use of glucosylated steviol glycosides

Safety in use of glucosylated steviol glycosides

Following a request from the European Commission to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to provide a scientific opinion on the safety in use of glucosylated steviol glycosides as a food additive in different food categories…

Novel food applications: new administrative guidance for applicants

Novel food applications: new administrative guidance for applicants

New administrative guidance is available that will help applicants to prepare novel food applications. The administrative guidance includes a checklist of the data requirements outlined in EFSA’s “Guidance on the preparation and presentation of an application for authorisation of a novel food” and four tables where applicants should summarise…

Health concerns for hydroxyanthracene derivatives

Health concerns for hydroxyanthracene derivatives

Some substances belonging to a group of plant ingredients known as hydroxyanthracene derivatives can damage DNA and may cause cancer, said EFSA after assessing their safety when added to food. This group of substances naturally occurs in plants such as aloe or senna species. Extracts containing them are used in…

Health claim: L-carnitine and contribution to normal lipid metabolism

Health claim: L-carnitine and contribution to normal lipid metabolism

Following an application from Lonza Ltd., submitted for authorisation of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of Germany, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion…

Health claim: Black tea and maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation

Health claim: Black tea and maintenance of normal endothelium-dependent vasodilation

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

Re-evaluation of celluloses

Re-evaluation of celluloses

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion re-evaluating the safety of microcrystalline cellulose (E 460(i)), powdered cellulose (E 460(ii)), methyl cellulose (E 461), ethyl cellulose (E 462…

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