EFSA Calls for Genotoxicity Data For Certain Sweeteners

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The EFSA launched on 30 June 2021, a call for genotoxicity data on certain sweeteners. Due to Article 32(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008, food additives which were permitted for use in the European Union before 20 January 2009 need to be re-evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The programme for this re-evaluation is established by Commission Regulation (EU) No 257/2010. EFSA is therefore required to systematically re-evulate authorised food additives and issue scientific opinions on these food additives, according to the priorities indicated in the Regulation (EU) No 257/2010.

The purpose of this call from EFSA, is to offer stakeholders the opportunity to submit documented information relevant to the re-evaluation of acesulfame K (E 950), salt of aspartame-acesulfame (E962), isomalt (E 953), sucralose (E 955), neohesperidine DC (E 959), neotame (E 961), lactitol (E 966), xylitol (E967) and cyclamates (E 952 i, ii,iii).

The deadline in which data must be submitted to EFSA is by 30 December 2021. Get in touch with RegASK’s experts.


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