European Food Safety Authority

Safety of taxifolin-rich extract from Dahurian Larch

Safety of taxifolin-rich extract from Dahurian Larch

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to carry out a supplementary safety assessment for taxifolin by considering also those population groups which were originally excluded at the request of the applicant (i.e. infants, young children and…

Re-evaluation of alginic acid and its sodium, potassium, ammonium and calcium salts (E 400–E 404)

Re-evaluation of alginic acid and its sodium, potassium, ammonium and calcium salts (E 400–E 404)

The present opinion deals with the re-evaluation of alginic acid and its sodium, potassium, ammonium and calcium salts (E 400–E 404) when used as food additives. Alginic acid and its salts (E 400–E 404) are authorised as a food additive in the European Union (EU) in accordance…

Re-evaluation of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (E 471)

Re-evaluation of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (E 471)

Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (E 471) 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…

1-Methylnicotinamide chloride (1-MNA) as a novel food

1-Methylnicotinamide chloride (1-MNA) as a novel food

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 1-methylnicotinamide chloride (1-MNA) as a novel food (NF) submitted pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the…

Safety of Hoodia parviflora as a novel food

Safety of Hoodia parviflora as a novel food

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 dried aerial parts of Hoodia parviflora as a novel food (NF) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 258/97. The assessment follows the methodology set in…

Re-evaluation of modified starches

Re-evaluation of modified starches

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 oxidised starch (E 1404), monostarch phosphate (E 1410), distarch phosphate (E 1412), phosphated distarch phosphate (E 1413), acetylated…

EFSA NOVEL Food Approval – Ingredient for Satiety and Detox

EFSA NOVEL Food Approval – Ingredient for Satiety and Detox

The industry and authorities work hard to improve consumer diets in terms of caloric intake; mainly via reducing fat and sugar content. However, the fact is that calories from snacking represent more than 25% of daily calorie intake for many consumers. People, who want to lose weight are struggling with…

Dietary Reference Values for riboflavin

Dietary Reference Values for riboflavin

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 B2. The Panel considers in this Scientific Opinion that vitamin B2 is riboflavin. Riboflavin or…

Health Claim: Vibigaba and reduction of body weight in the context of an energy-restricted diet

Health Claim: Vibigaba and reduction of body weight in the context of an energy-restricted diet

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

Health claim: Sugar-free hard confectionery with at least 90% erythritol reduces dental plaque

Health claim: Sugar-free hard confectionery with at least 90% erythritol reduces dental plaque

Following an application from Cargill R&D Centre Europe, submitted for authorisation of a health claim pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of Belgium, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on…

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