EFSA has launched a public consultation on a draft opinion developed by its Scientific Committee on the evaluation of the genotoxicity of substances in food and feed safety assessments.
The draft opinion provides recommendations on the adequacy of specific tests to establish the genotoxic potential of substances. The Scientific Committee also provides advice on the use of data in a weight-of-evidence approach to conclude on genotoxic potential and the consequent setting of health-based guidance values for use in human health risk assessment.
When finalised, the opinion will improve clarity and predictability for applicants when preparing their dossiers for evaluation by EFSA. It will also help risk assessors when carrying out assessments of genotoxicity and risk managers when deciding on the approval of substances.
Interested parties are invited to submit their written comments by 6 September 2017.
- Public consultation of the draft opinion “Reflection on interpretation of some aspects related to genotoxicity assessments”