Technical Report on the notification of berries of Lonicera caerulea L. as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283

Lonicera caerulea L., haskap berries, blue honeysuckle, traditional food, third country
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
20 July 2018
Issued
6 July 2018
Type
Technical Report
Abstract
Following a notification from Soloberry Ltd, submitted to the European Commission under Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 to place on the market berries of Lonicera caerulea L. as a traditional food from a third country (TF), and in line with Article 15(2) of that Regulation, EFSA was asked by the European Commission whether there are duly reasoned safety objections to the placing on the market of the TF within the European Union. The approach of EFSA for the evaluation of TF notifications is based on the EFSA guidance for stakeholders on notifications and applications for authorisations of TF and on the principles described in the relevant existing guidance documents from the EFSA Scientific Committee. EFSA considers that the available data on composition and history of use of berries from three L. caerulea varieties (Lonicera caerulea var. emphyllocalix, Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Lonicera caerulea var. edulis) do not raise safety concerns. Considering the available data, EFSA does not raise safety objections to the placing on the market of the requested TF (i.e. berries from Lonicera caerulea var. edulis) within the European Union.
Contact
nda [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/sp.efsa.2018.EN-1442
Question Number
On request from
European Commission