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Public consultation on the draft scientific guidance on the data required for the risk assessment of flavourings to be used in or on foods


This technical report presents the outcome of the public consultation carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to receive input from all interested parties on the draft scientific guidance for the preparation of applications on flavourings to be used in or on foods. The guidance document was prepared by the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF), supported by the Working Group on Guidance Update on Flavourings, and endorsed for public consultation at the 29th plenary meeting of the FAF Panel, held on 30 March – 1 April 2022. The public consultation for this document was open from 25 April until 19 June 2022. On 25 May 2022, EFSA also organised a technical hearing with interested parties with the aim to present the content of the draft guidance document and to collect preliminary comments and input on its clarity and completeness ahead of the closing date of the public consultation. During the public consultation EFSA received written comments from 4 different interested parties. EFSA and its FAF 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 the finalisation of the guidance on flavourings. The guidance was adopted at the FAF Panel plenary meeting on 8-10 November and published in the EFSA Journal.

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