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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Re-evaluation of xanthan gum (E 415) as a food additive

Re-evaluation of xanthan gum (E 415) 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 xanthan gum (E 415) when used as a food additive. Xanthan gum (E 415) is authorised as a food additive in the…