Outcome of a public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in foods other than raw apricot kernels

cyanide, cyanogenic glycosides, health based guidance values, risk assessment, public consultation
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
11 April 2019
Approved
26 March 2019
Type
Technical Report

Abstract

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the interested parties on a draft scientific opinion on the health risks related to the presence of cyanogenic glycosides in foods other than raw apricot kernels prepared by the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel), supported by the Working Group on hydrocyanic acid in food. The draft opinion was endorsed by the CONTAM Panel for public consultation at its plenary meeting on 14 November 2018. The written public consultation was open from 27 November 2018 to 25 January 2019. EFSA received comments from seven different interested parties. EFSA and its CONTAM Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The present report contains the comments received and explains the way they have been considered for finalisation of the opinion. The opinion was adopted at the CONTAM Plenary meeting on 19 March 2019 and published in the EFSA Journal.

Contact
contam [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/sp.efsa.2019.EN-1601
Question Number
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EFSA