On August 10 and 11, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued two publications related to the use of food additives:
- "Re-evaluation of polyvinylpyrrolidone (E 1201) and polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (E 1202) as food additives and extension of use of polyvinylpyrrolidone (E 1201)" - the scientific opinion re-evaluates the use of polyvinylpyrrolidone (E 1201, PVP) and polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (E 1202 , PVPP) as food additives and considers one request for extension of use of PVP (E 1201) in foods for special medical purposes. In conclusion, PVP and PVPP are not of safety concern.
- "Outcome of the public consultation on a draft protocol for assessing exposure to sweeteners as part of their safety assessment under the food additives re‐evaluation programme" - the technical report represents the result of the public consultation on a draft protocol for assessing exposure to sweeteners and that was developed by the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF Panel). The full list of comments and EFSA responses are available in Appendix A.
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