Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2016

Council of the EU - Minutes, 13 May 2016

ADDITIVES – Council discussions: Flavourings - Conditions of use

The following is an extract from the minutes of the foreign Affairs Council Meeting on 13 May 2016:

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation amending the conditions of use of five flavourings to better reflect their current real uses (7374/16).

The substances concerned are p-mentha-1,8-dien-7-ol, myrtenol, myrtenal, p-mentha-1,8-dien-7-yl acetate, and myrtenyl acetate. The producers have been requested to provide additional toxicity studies by 30 April 2016 to enable the European Food Safety Agency to further evaluate the substances' safety.

The Commission regulation is subject to the so called regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt the regulation, unless the European Parliament objects.

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