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  • April 11, 2023
  • EFSA

EFSA | Open call for food additive occurrence data in food and beverages intended for human consumption | Deadline for comments: 30 June 2023


Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 establishes a common procedure for the assessment and authorisation of food additives, which shall be subject to a safety evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) before they are permitted for use in the European Union.

Under Regulation (EU) No 257/2010 food additives already permitted for use in the European Union before 20 January 2009 must be kept under continuous observation and must be re-evaluated by EFSA. The Regulation also provides for food additives to be re-evaluated whenever necessary in the light of changing conditions of use and new scientific information.

This call for data is an open call and will be launched annually. However, it does not anticipate the yearly work programme of the Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) Panel.

Submission of data

National food authorities, research institutions, academia, food business operators and other stakeholders are invited to submit occurrence (analytical) data on food additives. The full list of food additives that can be reported and their corresponding codes are published with this call in the file ‘Food_Additives_PARAM.xlsx’.

Priority list of food additives to support scientific opinions in progress

Food additives

Deadline for data submission

Gluconic acid (E 574) and related food additives (E 575-579):

  • Gluconic acid (E 574)
  • glucono-delta-lactone (E 575)
  • sodium gluconate (E 576)
  • potassium gluconate (E 577)
  • calcium gluconate (E 578)
  • ferrous gluconate (E 579)


Ribonucleotides (E 626-635):


REMAINING food additives in gaseous form:




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