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.