Outcome of a public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the safety of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) subject to thermal processing in relation to the formation of process contaminants as a novel food for extended uses

First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
22 septembre 2020
Type
Technical Report

Abstract

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on a draft scientific opinion on the safety of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) subject to thermal processing in relation to the formation of process contaminants as a novel food for extended uses. This draft scientific opinion was prepared by the EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA Panel), supported by the Working Group on Novel Foods. The draft opinion was endorsed by the NDA Panel for public consultation at its plenary meeting on 11 June 2020. The written public consultation was open from 23 June until 4 August 2020. EFSA received a comment from one interested party. EFSA and its NDA Panel wish to thank this stakeholder for the contribution. The present report contains the comment received and explains the way it has been considered for the finalisation of the opinion. The opinion was adopted at the NDA Plenary meeting on 31 August and published in the EFSA Journal.

This publication is linked to the following EFSA Journal article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6243/full

Contact
nda [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/sp.efsa.2020.EN-1925
Question Number
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European Commission