Risk assessment of "other substances" – Taurine. Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (Vitenskapskomiteen for mattrygghet, VKM) has, at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet, NFSA), assessed the risk of taurine in food supplements and energy drinks. Taurine is synthesised endogenously in the body and occurs naturally in foods. In this risk assessment, both data from human and animal studies were used.