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Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food in Europe 2018

- Dec 19, 2017 -

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The Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources Added to Food (ANS)* evaluates the safety of chemical substances added to food and consumer exposure to them. The Panel's work mainly concerns substances evaluated by EFSA before their use can be authorised in the EU.

ANS Panel Members are scientists from across Europe with expertise in:


  • Chemical risk assessment and safety assessment of food additives, nutrient sources or substances of botanical origin in food

  • Toxicology (mammalian): sub-chronic and chronic toxicity (repeated dose studies), genotoxicity and mutagenicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, carcinogenicity, allergenicity and immunotoxicity

  • Toxicity testing in experimental animals and alternative toxicity testing

  • Toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics (ADME - absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion) of substances

  • Chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical and synthetic chemistry), especially for the chemical identification and specification of chemical substances

  • Exposure assessment and consumption surveys

  • Food technology (manufacturing processes and use of food additives)


*The ANS Panel will be re-established as the Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) following the renewal of EFSA’s Scientific Panels in 2018. The new Panel will take over responsibility for the evaluation of flavourings from the current CEF Panel and will hand over responsibility for evaluation of nutrient sources to the NDA Panel. 


ANS Panel Members, 2017-2018. 

Name

Role

Name

Role

Younes Maged

Chair

Kuhnle Gunter Georg

Member

Gundert-Remy Ursula

Vice-Chair

Lambré Claude

Member

Woutersen Rudolf Antonius

Vice-Chair

Leblanc Jean-Charles

Member

Aggett Peter

Member

Lillegaard Inger Therese

Member

Aguilar Fernando

Member

Moldeus Peter

Member

Crebelli Riccardo

Member

Mortensen Alicja

Member

Dusemund Birgit

Member

Oskarsson Agneta

Member

Filipič Metka

Member

Stankovic Ivan

Member

Frutos Fernandez Maria Jose

Member

Waalkens-Berendsen Ine

Member

Galtier Pierre

Member

Wright Matthew

Member

Gott David

Member


Member


Source:  European Food Safety Authority

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