European Food Safety Authority

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…

Safety of orthosilicic acid-vanillin complex (OSA-VC)

Safety of orthosilicic acid-vanillin complex (OSA-VC)

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 assessment of orthosilicic acid-vanillin complex (OSA-VC) as a novel food ingredient in the…

Refined exposure assessment of sucrose esters of fatty acids (E 473)

Refined exposure assessment of sucrose esters of fatty acids (E 473)

The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) provides a scientific opinion on the exposure assessment of sucrose esters of fatty acids (E 473) when used as a food additive. The Panel previously adopted scientific opinions on the safety of sucrose esters of fatty acids…

Re-evaluation of polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475)

Re-evaluation of polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475)

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (PEFA) (E 475) is authorised as a food additive in the European Union (EU) in accordance with Annex II and Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 on food additives and specific purity criteria have been defined in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 231…

Protocol published for sodium DRVs

Protocol published for sodium DRVs

EFSA has finalised the protocol it will use to establish dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium. The protocol, which is available on EFSA’s Knowledge Junction platform, was completed following a public consultation. The sodium DRVs protocol will determine how EFSA’s nutrition experts select and use evidence in their…

Safety of nisin (E 234)

Safety of nisin (E 234)

The European Commission asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to provide a scientific opinion as regards the safety of nisin (E 234) as a food additive in the light of the new toxicological data and on the proposed extension of use of nisin (E 234) to the categories 01…

Special edition on dietary reference values

Special edition on dietary reference values

EFSA’s work on dietary reference values (DRVs) has been brought together in a special edition of the EFSA Journal. DRVs are key tools used by health professionals, scientists, risk managers, and policymakers, among others. They provide the scientific basis for nutrition recommendations and diet planning for healthy people, and…

Extension of use of lycopene (E 160d)

Extension of use of lycopene (E 160d)

Following a request from the European Commission, an exposure assessment was carried out based on the maximum permitted levels (MPLs) authorised in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 for lycopene (E 160d) and the proposed extension of uses in to the categories 08.2 meat preparations as defined…

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