EFSA Draft Scientific Opinion on the human health risks related to the presence of N-nitrosamines (N-NAs) in food


EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) has launched a public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the risks for animal health related to the presence of nitrosamines in food. This document presents an evaluation of the toxicity of N-nitrosamines, the estimated dietary exposure of European citizens to the carcinogenic nitrosamines present in food and, based on these, the risk assessment of the health risks to the EU population. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by the indicated deadline. When submitting the comments, specific reference to the line and page numbers to which the comments relate must be made.

Additional data or files to support the comments may be submitted using the relevant function in the digital form. The name of any attached file shall include reference to the comment it refers to (e.g. comment identifier, topic, etc.). The file shall be in a searchable format and accessible to allow downloading. Scanned documents will not be considered. [If data on chemical contaminants are submitted to support a comment, these must be submitted in SSD format to the EFSA Data Collection Framework (DCF) via the call for collection of chemical contaminants occurrence data in food and feed. Please contact data.collection@efsa.europa.eu for further information and to receive the access credentials for the DCF web interface.] Comments will be considered as long as they: • are submitted by the closing date of the consultation; • are finalised (comments in “draft” status will not be accepted); • are presented according to the instructions and relevant function in the tool (regrettably, we cannot accept comments sent by e-mail); Comments containing personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material will not be considered. Copyright-cleared contributions: Persons or organizations participating in a public consultation of EFSA are responsible for ensuring that they hold all the rights necessary for their submissions and subsequent publication by EFSA.

Comments should inter alia be copyright-cleared considering EFSA’s transparency policy and practice to publish all submissions. In case the submission reproduces third-party content in the form of charts, graphs or images, the required prior permissions of the right holder(s) should have been obtained by the public consultation respondent. Publication of contributions: Third-party comments will be made public in their original form without delay after the closing date of the consultation and may be reused by EFSA in a different context. The outcome of the consultation will be made public in conjunction with the publication of the relevant scientific output. Contributions submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be published indicating the author’s first and family name, unless the respondent has requested anonymity. Contributions submitted on behalf of an organization will be attributed to the organization in question. Should anonymity be requested, the requestor shall make sure that he/she is not identifiable either from any comments made in the reply or from any file attachment. PC comments and file attachments are published in the original form without further editing and EFSA is not responsible for the fact that individuals may be identifiable from these, also in case they requested anonymity.

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EFSA, 12-10-22
; https://connect.efsa.europa.eu/RM/s/publicconsultation2/a0l7U0000011jEt/pc0278