What are enzymes?
Enzymes are proteins – primary components of all living organisms: microorganisms, plants, animals and humans. They act as catalysts, which means that they make biochemical reactions happen faster than they would otherwise. Without enzymes, those reactions simply would not occur or would run too slowly to sustain life. For example, without enzymes, digestion would be impossible.
The coronavirus outbreak is putting a lot of pressure on the food & feed chain of which the enzymes industry remains a key actor
on March 16, 2020, EFSA organized a meeting with AMFEP and the EU Commission to discuss the future of Joint Dossiers with the aim to focus on practicalities.
The two RASFF notifications due to erroneous detection of chloramphenicol have now been withdrawn