Draft Statement on Exposure Assessment of Food Enzymes

31 March 2016
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EFSA’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) has launched a public consultation on its draft Statement on exposure assessment of food enzymes. This document proposes a strategy to refine the exposure estimation by following a tiered approach as a self-tasking mandate of the CEF Panel.

This strategy was presented to stakeholders during an Info Session on food enzymes on 3 February 2016. In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from a wider scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched this public consultation.

This document is intended to be an annex to the CEF guidance on food enzymes. After receiving feedback from interested parties, the document will be revised accordingly and published together with a report summarising the outcome of the public consultation.

How to participate

All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 31/03/2016. Please use the electronic template provided (http://registerofquestions.efsa.europa.eu/roqFrontend/consultation/doc/61) to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. Kindly note that after 2 hours of non‑activity your working session will expire and comments submitted after that time will not be recorded and transmitted. Therefore, if the page is left inactive for more than 2 hours, please re-open it from the link before restarting to comment. If you would like to submit additional data to support your comments or file send an email to: [FIP.PublicConsult.61 [at] efsa.europa.eu]. Please note that comments will not be considered if they:

  • are submitted after the closing date of the public consultation 
  • are presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template
  • are not related to the contents of the document
  • contain complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material
  • are related to policy or risk management aspects, which is out of the scope of EFSA's activity.

EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the relevant EFSA Panel and taken into consideration.

All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation. 

16 February 2016