The food industry believes that the use of NAMs in the context of a scientific risk-based safety assessment provides a more relevant and informative way of assessing the safety of food ingredients, instead of unnecessary animal testing.
Therefore, the food industry calls for integrating NAMs routinely into scientific and regulatory risk assessments, specifically in the European context.
- Application of NAMs can improve the relevance of data available for food safety assessment whilst avoiding unnecessary animal use
- The adoption of NAMs aligns with growing political and societal demands to phase out animal testing
- The use of NAMs has a legal basis under current EU regulations
- There needs to be more consistency in the use of NAMs in food safety risk assessment