Nutrient sources guidance – have a say on coming update

EFSA’s food additives experts want your input before they revise guidance on submitting scientific information for the safety evaluation of nutrient sources used as ingredients in manufactured food. This is an opportunity to use your information, experience and insights to help us produce modern, made-to-measure guidance that protects European consumers.

EFSA assesses two things in this type of evaluation: the safety of the source and the bioavailability of the nutrient from the source.

The current guidance needs to be updated in light of the experience of EFSA’s experts assessing nutrient sources over recent years and the evolving principles of risk assessment in the area of food ingredients. Comments are welcome, by 20 July 2016, from stakeholders, including relevant food sector industry associations, academia, consumers groups and other interested parties.

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