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Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 12: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until March 2020

Koutsoumanis, Kostas and Allende, Ana and Alvarez-Ordonez, Avelino and Bolton, Declan J. and Bover-Cid, Sara and Chemaly, Marianne and Davies, Robert and Hilbert, Friederike and Lindqvist, Roland and Nauta, Maarten and Peixe, Luisa and Ru, Giuseppe and Simmons, Marion and Skandamis, Panagiotis N. and Suffredini, Elisabetta and Cocconcelli, Pier Sandro and Escamez, Pablo Salvador Fernandez and Prieto, Miguel and Querol, Amparo and Suarez, Juan Evaristo and Sundh, Ingvar and Vlak, Just M. and Barizzone, Fulvio and Correia, Sandra and Herman, Lieve (2020). Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 12: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until March 2020. EFSA Journal. 18 , 6174
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The qualified presumption of safety (QPS) was developed to provide a generic safety evaluation for biological agents to support EFSA's Scientific Panels. It is based on an assessment of the taxonomic identity, the body of knowledge, safety concerns and antimicrobial resistance. Safety concerns identified for a taxonomic unit (TU) are where possible to be confirmed at strain or product level, reflected by 'qualifications'. No new information was found that would change the previously recommended QPS TUs of the 39 microorganisms notified to EFSA between October 2019 and March 2020, 33 were excluded, including five filamentous fungi, five Escherichia coli, two Enterococcus faecium, two Streptomyces spp. and 19 TUs already evaluated. Six TUs were evaluated. Akkermansia muciniphila was not recommended for QPS status due to safety concerns. Clostridium butyricum was not recommended because some strains contain pathogenicity factors. This TU was excluded for further QPS evaluation. Galdieria sulphuraria and Pseudomonas chlororaphis were also rejected due to a lack of body of knowledge. The QPS status of Corynebacterium ammoniagenes (with the qualification 'for production purposes only') and of Komagataella pastoris (with the qualification 'for enzyme production') was confirmed. In relation to the taxonomic revision of the Lactobacillus genus, previously designated Lactobacillus species will be reassigned to the new species and both the old and new names will be retained in the QPS list. (c) 2020 European Food Safety Authority. EFSA Journal published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd on behalf of European Food Safety Authority.

Authors/Creators:Koutsoumanis, Kostas and Allende, Ana and Alvarez-Ordonez, Avelino and Bolton, Declan J. and Bover-Cid, Sara and Chemaly, Marianne and Davies, Robert and Hilbert, Friederike and Lindqvist, Roland and Nauta, Maarten and Peixe, Luisa and Ru, Giuseppe and Simmons, Marion and Skandamis, Panagiotis N. and Suffredini, Elisabetta and Cocconcelli, Pier Sandro and Escamez, Pablo Salvador Fernandez and Prieto, Miguel and Querol, Amparo and Suarez, Juan Evaristo and Sundh, Ingvar and Vlak, Just M. and Barizzone, Fulvio and Correia, Sandra and Herman, Lieve
Title:Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 12: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until March 2020
Series Name/Journal:EFSA Journal
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:18
Article number:6174
Number of Pages:42
ISSN:1831-4732
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
Keywords:safety, QPS, bacteria, yeast, Akkermansia muciniphila, Clostridium butyricum, Corynebacterium ammoniagenes, Galdieria sulphuraria, Komagataella pastoris, Pseudomonas chlororaphis
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112182
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112182
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Type of IDID
DOI10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6174
Web of Science (WoS)000546831300005
ID Code:24663
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Molecular Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:22 Jun 2021 10:43
Metadata Last Modified:22 Jun 2021 10:51

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