On January 15, 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an “Administrative guidance for the processing of applications for regulated products.” The guidance concerns applications for authorization of, e.g., substances used feed and food, food contact materials (FCMs), and food manufacturing processes and processing aids, but does not apply to pesticides processes nor to the re-evaluation of food additives. The new guidance “enhances the transparency of the procedure and ensures that a coherent, sound, systematic and efficient process is carried out in compliance with each piece of sectorial legislation,” EFSA explained.
EFSA (January 16, 2018). “New guidance on processing of applications for regulated products.”
EFSA (January 15, 2018). “Administrative guidance for the processing of applications for regulated products.” EFSA Supporting Publications 15(1):1362E.