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All new food enzymes to be marketed in the EU are subject to a safety evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and approval via a Community positive list. Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008 constitutes the legal basis for the authorisation and use of food enzymes in the EU.

EFSA requires the presentation of an enzyme’s toxicological information to carry out a safety evaluation, including assessing its genotoxicity and systemic toxicity. The EFSA Guidance on food enzymes prescribes the process for designing, testing, and documenting the safety of a food enzyme.

SAXOCON provides you with everything you need to plan, test, and document compliance with regulatory requirements, including:

  • A plan to describe and justify your test strategy
  • The selection of appropriate laboratories, review of protocols, and monitoring of tests according to the requirements in the OECD Test Guidelines
  • A toxicological risk assessment of results

Why choose us?

SAXOCON services for food enzyme manufacturers give you access to:

  • Extensive expertise in EFSA requirements
  • A multidisciplinary team of highly skilled toxicologists
  • High-level experience with state-of-the-art toxicological evaluations according to international standards


SAXOCON compiles all toxicological documentation necessary for the approval of your product.