Technical Report on the notification of roasted seeds from Plukenetia volubilis L. as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
Following a notification from PROMPERU/Agroindustrias Osho SAC/Amazon Health Products SAC/Comercio Alternativo de Productos No Tradicionales y Desarrollo para Latino América Perú – Candela/Shanantina SAC (Peru) submitted to the European Commission under Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 to place on the market roasted seeds from Plukenetia volubilis 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 for authorisation of TF and on the principles described in the relevant existing guidance documents from the EFSA Scientific Committee. Based on the lack of information on the type and quantity of alkaloids in the TF, EFSA concludes that the TF may pose a risk to human health. Thus, EFSA raises safety objections to the placing on the market within the EU of the TF (i.e. roasted seeds from Plukenetia volubilis L.).