The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on a draft Scientific Opinion on the risk assessment of nitrate and nitrite in feed. This draft Scientific Opinion was prepared by the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel), supported by the Working Group on nitrate and nitrite in feed. The draft opinion was endorsed by the CONTAM Panel for public consultation on 27 May 2020. The written public consultation was open from 16 June until 27 July 2020. EFSA received comments from four 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 24 September 2020 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.2020.6290/full