Food Enzymes: Suitability Checklist Helps Applicants Submit Correct Data

Posted By: Selerant RSA


July 25, 2014; European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an administrative guidance document regarding the submission of applications for the authorisation of food enzymes in the European Union within the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008 and according to a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings, established by Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 and Regulation (EU) No 234/2011, as amended.

A checklist is also included as Appendix to this document (called “suitability checklist‟) and it is designed to be used by applicants to ensure EFSA receives all the necessary administrative and scientific data to carry out its assessment of a food enzyme application. In addition, the document sets out when and how applicants can contact EFSA staff during the evaluation process.

The procedures and timelines for processing these applications under European law are also included in the short guidance.

Administrative Guidance to applicants on the suitability check of applications for authorisation of food enzymes submitted under Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008