EU Specialty Food Ingredients News

2022-01How do we know food additives are safe?

EU Specialty Food Ingredients welcomes the new infographic published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations explaining what food additives are and their approval process.

FAO and WHO establish a panel of top experts to assess if a food additive can be consumed safely and, after reviewing all available scientific data, the panel decides whether the additive can be permitted for use.

The FAO infographic can be downloaded here.

For more information about food additives, please check the EU Specialty Food Ingredients infographic ‘Specialty Food Ingredients: Food Additives in the Safety Spotlight‘.

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