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EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF); Silano, Vittorio; Bolognesi, Claudia; Castle, Laurence; Chipman, Kevin; Cravedi, Jean-Pierre; Fowler, Paul; Franz, Roland; Grob, Konrad; Gürtler, Rainer; Husøy, Trine; Kärenlampi, Sirpa; Mennes, Wim; Milana, Maria Rosaria; Pfaff, Karla; Riviere, Gilles; Srinivasan, Jannavi; Tavares Poças, Maria de Fátima; Tlustos, Christina; Wölfle, Detlef; Zorn, Holger; Chesson, Andrew; Glandorf, Boet; Herman, Lieve; Jany, Klaus-Dieter; van Loveren, Henk; Marcon, Francesca; Penninks, André; Smith, Andrew; Želježić, Davor; Arcella, Davide; Horn, Christine; Liu, Yi; Engel, Karl-Heinz

Claudia Roncancio Peña; Laura Kirwan; Arianna Landini

The Food Enzyme Intake Model (FEIM) is a tool for estimating chronic dietary exposure to food enzymes used in food processes. FEIM follows the methodology recommended in the Statement of the CEF Panel on exposure assessment of food enzymes. It has been developed on the basis of summary statistics of food consumption data collected from Member States (stored in the EFSA Comprehensive European Food Consumption Database). Each release uses the most recent consumption data from the Comprehensive Database.

FEIM comprises process-specific calculators, such as FEIM-baking or FEIM-brewing, which allow estimation of dietary exposure to food enzymes used in individual food manufacturing processes. Exposure results are reported at mean and high level for different population groups (e.g. infants, toddlers, adults, etc.) in different countries.

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  • EFSA CEF Panel (EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavouringsand Processing Aids), Silano V, Bolognesi C, Castle L, Cravedi J-P, Fowler P, Franz R, Grob K, Gürtler R, Husøy T, Kärenlampi S, Mennes W, Milana MR, Penninks A, Smith A, Tavares Poças MF, Tlustos C, Wölfle D, Zorn H, Zugravu C-A, Arcella D, Liu Y and Engel K-H, 2016. Panel statement on the exposure assessment of food enzymes. EFSA Journal 2016;14(11):4581, 9 pp.

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