The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from interested parties on a draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal and human health related to the presence of glycoalkaloids in feed and food, in particular in potatoes and potato-derived products. This draft scientific opinion was prepared by the EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel), supported by the Working Group on Glycoalkaloids in feed and food. The draft opinion was endorsed by the CONTAM Panel for public consultation by written procedure on 19 February 2020. The written public consultation was open from 27 February 2020 until 15 April 2020. EFSA received comments from nine different interested parties. EFSA and its CONTAM Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The present report contains the comments received and explains the way they have been considered for finalisation of the opinion. The opinion was adopted at the CONTAM Plenary meeting on 7 July 2020 and published in the EFSA Journal.
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- glycoalkaloids (GAs)
- margin of exposure (MOE)
- public consultation