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Food Law News - EU - 2017
EU Council Minutes, 3 April 2017
ADDITIVES/CONTAMINANTS - Authorisation of food additives - Setting maximum levels of certain contaminants: Council discussions
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting held on the 3 April 2017.
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the four following Commission regulations:
- a regulation authorising the use of phosphates as a stabiliser in certain traditional Czech meat preparations (6955/17)
- a regulation authorising the use of nitrites (E 249-250) as a preservative and curing agent in the traditional Polish meat preparation golonka peklowana (6972/17)
- a Commission regulation authorising the use of butane (E 943a), isobutane (E 943b) and propane (E 944) as propellants in colour preparations for foodstuff (7180/17)
- a regulation establishing a maximum level for hydrocyanic acid in unprocessed apricot kernels for the final consumer (6957/17)
The Commission regulations are subject to the so called regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt them, unless the European Parliament objects.
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