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EFSA Info Session on Applications – Food Enzymes – Technical meeting with stakeholders on refinement of exposure estimates on 24 November in Brussels

In the context of the evaluations of the Food Enzymes Dossiers, EFSA is currently reviewing the exposure measurements with a view to a refinement of the currently used “Budget Method”. To this end, EFSA is inviting technical experts from the industry for a technical meeting with stakeholders on the refinement of exposure estimates. The revised Guidance Documents from EFSA to be discussed at the meeting can be found here. For more information and registrations – by 13 November – please see here.

AMFEP members eager to comply with food enzyme regulation

Brussels – 23 March 2015, Under the EU regulatory framework, the Food Improvement Agents Package (FIAP) - a harmonized regulatory system for food additives, flavourings and  enzymes across the European Union - has been set up in 2008. A key milestone occurred on March 11, 2015, which was the deadline for food enzyme manufacturers to submit dossiers for all food enzymes currently sold or used in Europe. AMFEP members, world leaders of the enzyme business, were the largest contributors in the submission process of what will become the first EU list of approved food enzymes.

AMFEP members have

Joint Food Enzymes Dossiers: first two dossiers submitted

On 3 October 2014 AMFEP has submitted the first two Joint Food Enzymes Dossiers to the European Commission:

  • Cellulase, incl. Beta-glucanase and Xylanase from Trichoderma reesei
  • Beta-glucanase, incl. Cellulase and Xylanase from Talaromyces emersonii

The dossiers have been submitted for the applications listed on our page on Active Working Groups.

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The Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products  - Amfep - is a non-profit European industry association created in 1977.

Our mission is to contribute to a comprehensible and workable regulatory environment for enzymes, which provides legal certainty to our members and our customers.

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