Public consultation on the draft guidance on submission for food additive evaluations
EFSA’s Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) has launched an open consultation on a draft guidance on submission for food additive evaluations. This document proposes guidance on the scientific data required for the safety evaluation of new food additives or new uses of authorised food additives, as well as additional information which might provide context for the risk assessment, decreasing any uncertainties.
In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched a public consultation on the draft guidance document developed by the ANS Panel of EFSA.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 15 January 2012. The electronic template provided with the documents should be used exclusively for the submission of comments, with reference made to the line and page numbers. Please note that comments submitted by email or post cannot be taken into account.
In addition, a submission will not be considered if it is:
- submitted after the deadline set out in the call;
- presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template;
- not related to the contents of the document;
- contains complains against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material;
- is related to policy or risk management aspects, which is out of the scope of EFSA’s activity.
EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the relevant EFSA Panel and taken into consideration, if found relevant.
All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation.Published: 17 November 2011