EFSA updates scientific guidance on food enzymes

26 October 2021

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its scientific guidance on the submission of food enzyme dossiers for safety evaluation. The new document, which updates previous guidance published in 2009, has taken into consideration recent scientific developments in various areas of risk assessment of food enzymes.

The guidance has included new criteria for the characterisation of microorganisms used in their production, an updated methodology for the dietary exposure estimation, and conditions under which toxicological tests are not required.

The guidance has been published together with a report on the outcome of the public consultation held earlier this year and related stakeholder engagement activities.

Source: EFSA, 21 October 2021