Regulated food ingredient applications

EFSA carries out the safety evaluation of regulated food ingredients (i.e. those which currently require market authorisation). These comprise chemical substances which are used as food additives, food enzymes, flavourings, smoke flavourings and sources of vitamins and minerals added to food (commonly called nutrient sources). This work includes (1) the evaluation of new substances and (2) the evaluation of new proposed uses for already authorised substances.

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Guidance documents

All the relevant administrative and technical requirements regarding applications for the safety evaluation of substances used as regulated food ingredients are contained in the guidance documents and scientific opinions indicated below. EFSA regularly updates its guidance documents and therefore applicants are reminded to ensure that they use the latest version of these documents.

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