Technical Report on the notification of pulp from Theobroma cacao L. as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
Following a notification from Nestec York Ltd (UK) submitted to the European Commission under Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 to place on the market the pulp from Theobroma cacao L. (subjected to pasteurization and freezing) as a traditional food (TF) from a third country, and in line with Article 15(2) of that Regulation, EFSA was asked by the European Commission whether there are duly reasoned safety objections to the placing on the market of the TF within the European Union (EU). The approach of EFSA for the evaluation of TF notifications is based on the EFSA guidance for stakeholders on notifications for authorisation of TF and on the principles described in the relevant existing guidance documents from the EFSA Scientific Committee. EFSA considers that the available data on composition and history of use of the TF do not raise safety concerns. Considering the available data, EFSA does not raise safety objections to the placing on the market of the requested TF (i.e. pulp from Theobroma cacao L. ‐ subjected to pasteurization and freezing) within the EU.