Exposure assessment of food enzymes

Vittorio Silano, Claudia Bolognesi, Laurence Castle, Jean-Pierre Cravedi, Paul Fowler, Roland Franz, Konrad Grob, Rainer Gürtler, Trine Husøy, Sirpa Kärenlampi, Wim Mennes, Maria Rosaria Milana, André Penninks, Andrew Smith, Maria de Fátima Tavares Poças, Christina Tlustos, Detlef Wölfle , Holger Zorn, Corina-Aurelia Zugravu, Davide ArcellaYi Liu , Karl-Heinz Engel, EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)

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Abstract

In preparation of receiving dossiers on food enzymes, in 2009, the EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids published guidance on data requirements and methodologies foreseen in the risk assessment of food enzymes. Based on experiences gained in assessing submitted dossiers, the Panel noted that the Budget method, an approach originally designed to assess food additives, was not appropriate for the purpose of assessing food enzymes. Consequently,the Panel undertook the task of developing an alternative assessment methodology. The Panel recommends the use of actual food consumption data for the assessment of dietary exposure to food enzymes. Consequently, individual data reported in the EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database will be used in the evaluation of food enzyme dossiers. It is envisaged that,during the evaluation of dossiers, a process-based tool, based on summary statistics reported in the EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database, will be developed. As each process will require information on several input parameters, it is foreseen that the tool will be rolled out process-by-process over a period of time in collaboration with stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Pagese04581
Volume14
No.11
Specialist publicationEFSA Journal
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • dietary exposure
  • Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database
  • food enzyme

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Silano, V., Bolognesi, C., Castle, L., Cravedi, J-P., Fowler, P., Franz, R., Grob, K., Gürtler, R., Husøy, T., Kärenlampi, S., Mennes, W., Rosaria Milana, M., Penninks, A., Smith, A., de Fátima Tavares Poças, M., Tlustos, C., Wölfle , D., Zorn, H., Zugravu, C-A., ... EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) (2016). Exposure assessment of food enzymes. EFSA Journal, 14(11), e04581. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4581