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QPS approach for the safety assessment of botanicals

The Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) approach, initially developed for the assessment of microorganisms referred to EFSA and added to the food chain is equally applicable to the assessment of botanicals or botanical preparations. Using the principles ...

13 March 2014
Scientific Opinion

Compendium of Botanicals – Version N° 2

In April 2009, EFSA published on its website a Compendium of botanicals reported to contain toxic, addictive, psychotropic or other substances of concern. The purpose of the Compendium is to assist risk assessors responsible for the evaluation of specific ...

31 May 2012
Scientific Report of EFSA

Safety assessment of botanicals and botanical preparations

In this opinion, EFSA’s Scientific Committee provides guidance on the scientific data needed to carry out a safety assessments of a botanical or a botanical preparation. It also proposes a two-tiered scientific approach for the safety assessment depending ...

10 September 2009
Guidance

EFSA publishes guidance for assessing the safety of botanicals

The European Food Safety Authority has published advice for food authorities on how to assess the safety of botanical materials and preparations which are intended for use in food supplements[1]. The work, which was undertaken under EFSA’s own initiative, ...

10 September 2009
News

ESCO advice on the EFSA guidance for the safety assessment of botanicals

No abstract available Keywords:  Botanicals, botanical preparations, safety assessment, food supplement, toxicological properties, ESCO. doi:  10.2903/j.efsa.2009.280 Question Number:  EFSA-Q-2008-388a EFSA-Q-2008-388b Journal Number:  EFSA Journal 2009; ...