NEWS FROM EFSA
EFSA REVIEWS SAFETY OF CARAMEL COLOURS
The European Food Safety Authority’sscientifi c Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) hasassessed the safety of a group of caramel
colours (1) authorised for use in food in theEuropean Union. The Panel has revised thepreviously established Acceptable DailyIntakes (ADIs)(2) for these colours and set a group ADI covering all caramel colours.
The Panel also looked at the safety of some by-products resulting from the production of these colours and recommended to keep their levels in caramel colours as low as technologically possible. This work is part of EFSA’s ongoing re-evaluation of all food colours currently authorised in the EU (3).