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Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 13: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until September 2020

Koutsoumanis, Kostas and Allende, Ana and Alvarez-Ordonez, Avelino and Bolton, Declan and Bover-Cid, Sara and Chemaly, Marianne and Davies, Robert and De Cesare, Alessandra and Hilbert, Friederike and Lindqvist, Roland and Nauta, Maarten and Peixe, Luisa and Ru, Giuseppe and Simmons, Marion and Skandamis, Panagiotis and Suffredini, Elisabetta and Cocconcelli, Pier Sandro and Fernandez Escamez, Pablo Salvador and Prieto Maradona, Miguel and Querol, Amparo and Sijtsma, Lolke and Suarez, Juan Evaristo and Sundh, Ingvar and Vlak, Just and Barizzone, Fulvio and Hempen, Michaela and Herman, Lieve (2021). Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 13: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until September 2020. EFSA Journal. 19 :1 , 6377
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The qualified presumption of safety (QPS) approach was developed to provide a regularly updated generic pre-evaluation of the safety of biological agents, intended for addition to food or feed, to support the work of EFSA's Scientific Panels. It is based on an assessment of published data for each agent, with respect to its taxonomic identity, the body of knowledge, safety concerns and antimicrobial resistance. Safety concerns identified for a taxonomic unit (TU) are, where possible, confirmed at strain or product level, and reflected by 'qualifications'. In the period covered by this statement, no new information was found that would change the status of previously recommended QPS TUs. Of the 36 microorganisms notified to EFSA between April and September 2020, 33 were excluded; seven filamentous fungi (including Aureobasidium pullulans based on recent taxonomic insights), one Clostridium butyricum, one Enterococcus faecium, three Escherichia coil, one Streptomyces spp. and 20 TUs that had been previously evaluated. Three TUs were evaluated; Methylorubrum extorquens and Mycobacterium aurum for the first time and Bacillus circulans was re-assessed because an update was requested in relation to a new mandate. M. extorquens and M. aurum are not recommended for QPS status due to the lack of a body of knowledge in relation to use in the food or feed chain and M. aurum, due to uncertainty concerning its pathogenicity potential. B. circulans was recommended for QPS status with the qualifications for 'production purposes only' and 'absence of cytotoxic activity'. (C) 2021 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 and Bover-Cid, Sara and Chemaly, Marianne and Davies, Robert and De Cesare, Alessandra and Hilbert, Friederike and Lindqvist, Roland and Nauta, Maarten and Peixe, Luisa and Ru, Giuseppe and Simmons, Marion and Skandamis, Panagiotis and Suffredini, Elisabetta and Cocconcelli, Pier Sandro and Fernandez Escamez, Pablo Salvador and Prieto Maradona, Miguel and Querol, Amparo and Sijtsma, Lolke and Suarez, Juan Evaristo and Sundh, Ingvar and Vlak, Just and Barizzone, Fulvio and Hempen, Michaela and Herman, Lieve
Title:Update of the list of QPS-recommended biological agents intentionally added to food or feed as notified to EFSA 13: suitability of taxonomic units notified to EFSA until September 2020
Series Name/Journal:EFSA Journal
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:19
Number:1
Article number:6377
Number of Pages:32
Publisher:EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY-EFSA
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, Bacillus circulans, Methylorubrum extorquens, Mycobacterium aurum
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114993
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114993
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Type of IDID
DOI10.2903/j.efsa.2021.6377
Web of Science (WoS)000613985500016
ID Code:26881
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Molecular Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:02 Feb 2022 12:59
Metadata Last Modified:18 May 2022 00:48

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