European Food Safety Authority

Safety of Allanblackia seed oil for extended uses

Safety of Allanblackia seed oil for extended uses

In 2007, the EFSA NDA Panel concluded that Allanblackia seed oil obtained from the seeds of Allanblackia trees is safe for human consumption under the proposed conditions of use. Due to its high contents of stearic‐oleic‐stearic and stearic‐oleic‐oleic triglycerides, which made the oil suitable as a…

Safety of Whey basic protein isolates as a novel food

Safety of Whey basic protein isolates 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 whey basic protein isolate as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The assessment of the safety of…

Health claim: Black tea and improvement of attention

Health claim: Black tea and improvement of attention

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 gellan gum (E 418) as food additive

Re‐evaluation of gellan gum (E 418) as food additive

The present opinion deals with the re‐evaluation of the safety of gellan gum (E 418) used as a food additive. Gellan gum (E 418) 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…

Safety of d‐ribose as a novel food

Safety of d‐ribose 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 d‐ribose as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The assessment of the safety of this NF…

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…

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