Outcome of the questions for health professionals in the fields of nephrology, mineral metabolism, cardiovascular and nutrition medicine on phosphates food additives re-evaluation
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on questions asked to health professionals in the fields of nephrology, mineral metabolism, cardiovascular and nutrition medicine relevant to the re-evaluation of phosphates (E 338-341, E 343, E 450-452) food additives. The written public consultation for this document was open from 1 June 2018 to 13 July 2018. EFSA received answers from five interested parties from public bodies. EFSA and its Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The current report collects all answers received and concludes on how the answers were used. The EFSA FAF Panel in the preparation of the opinion on re-evaluation of phosphates as food additives considered all answers received. The related opinion on re-evaluating the safety of phosphates (E 338-341, E 343, E 450-452) as food additives was adopted at the FAF Plenary meeting on 27 March 2019.