This technical report presents the outcome of the public consultation on a draft protocol for assessing exposure to sweeteners. It includes an overview of the comments received and the general responses from EFSA. The protocol was developed by the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF Panel), supported by the working group on the re‐evaluation of sweeteners, and willbe implemented inordertodraftthe scientific opinions on there‐evaluations of sweeteners approved in the EU as of 20 January 2009 and to be re‐evaluated under Regulation (EC) No 257/2010.
Theprotocol applies to exposure assessment. Hazard identification and hazard characterisation will be assessed following a separate protocol. The online public consultation was available, after the endorsement of the draft protocol, for the period from 9 October 2019 to 22November 2019. There were 71 comments received, submitted by 10 different parties. The full list of comments received and how these have been addressed by EFSA can be found in Appendix A.