Food ingredients and packaging
EFSA’s work in the area of regulated food ingredients and packaging is carried out by two separate scientific Panels. The Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS) deals with questions of safety in the use of food additives, nutrient sources and other substances deliberately added to food, excluding flavourings and enzymes. The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) deals with questions on the safety of use of materials in contact with food, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids, and also with questions related to the safety of processes. Both Panels are supported by the Food Ingredients and Packaging Unit (FIP). On 10 July 2008, the Panel on food additives, flavourings, processing aids and materials in contact with food (AFC) was replaced by the ANS Panel and the CEF Panel. Previous output from AFC’s risk assessment work is still accessible from the food packaging and ingredients section.
Visit the different sections to find out about the two Panels and their work.
17 June 2013 Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
7 June 2013 Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
6 June 2013 Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
17 June 2013 News: News story
12 June 2013 News: News in brief
31 May 2013 News: News in brief