EFSA consultation on the draft opinion on alpha-lipoic acid

EFSA has launched a consultation on its draft opinion on alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). Following a request from the European Commission, this document discusses data on the relationship between intake of alpha-lipoic acid (or thioctic acid) and the risk of insulin autoimmune syndrome (IAS) and investigates whether a dose may be set below which ALA added to foods is not expected to cause IAS in the general population or in vulnerable subgroups. This request refers to the procedure under Article 8 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods.

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 25 February 2021.