No safety problems with UV-treated milk

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies was asked to deliver an opinion on UV-treated milk,  taking into account the comments and objections of a scientific nature raised by Member States. The novel food is cow’s milk to which a treatment with ultraviolet (UV) radiation is applied after pasteurisation in order to extend the shelf life of the milk. 

The Panel considers that the provided compositional data, the specifications and the data do not give rise to safety concerns. The data provided on the production process are sufficient and do not give rise to safety concerns.

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