The legal framework
for the authorisation of a food additive at
Community level foresees a two step
additive is included in the relevant
Directive by co-decision procedure according
to the criteria laid down in Annex II of the
framework Directive 89/107/EEC after an
evaluation of its safety by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Commission adopts a specification for that
additive after agreement in the Standing
Committee on the Food Chain and Animal
guidance for the request of authorisation
of a food additive.
on submission for food additive evaluations
by the Scientific Committee on Food.
This guidance has been endorsed by EFSA (2nd meeting of AFC Panel, 9 July 2003).