EU -EFSA: Public Consultations/Draft opinion on review of existing health based guidance values for copper

EFSA’s Methodology and Scientific Support (MESE) Unit has launched an open consultation on the draft Scientific Opinion on an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for exposure to copper, in response to a mandate by the European Commission (M-2020-0087). The approach applied in this assessment is the first case of a compound that falls within the context of the 2021 EFSA Statement on “Establishing health-based guidance values for regulated products that are also nutrients”. The aim of this public consultation is to collect constructive input on the establishment of an ADI for copper, within the context of the 2021 EFSA Statement and other relevant EFSA Guidance.

Article: EFSA – Safety evaluation of glucosylated steviol glycosides as a food additive in different food categories

The EFSA Panel on Food Additive and Flavourings (FAF) assessed the safety of glucosylated steviol glycosides proposed for use as a new food additive in different food categories. The Panel considered that the metabolism of glucosylated steviol glycosides is sufficiently similar to the already authorised steviol glycosides, and thus, the toxicological data previously assessed by the ANS Panel for steviol glycosides (E 960) were considered to support their safety as food additive. The existing acceptable daily intake (ADI) for steviol glycosides (E 960) of 4 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day expressed as steviol can also be applied to glucosylated steviol glycosides. The Panel concluded that there is no safety concern for the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides as a new food additive at the proposed use and use levels. The Panel recommended some modifications to the specifications proposed by the applicant for glucosylated steviol glycosides with respect to the assay, the definition of the proposed new food additive and the proposed maximum limits for arsenic.

Unión Europea: EFSA agregará su experticia al debate sobre etiquetado nutricional

EFSA, proporcionará asesoramiento científico para respaldar el desarrollo de un futuro sistema en toda la UE para el etiquetado nutricional de productos alimenticios en la parte delantera del envase, incluido el establecimiento de condiciones para las declaraciones nutricionales y de propiedades saludables en los alimentos (Fuente).