Food Law News - EU - 2010

Council Press Release, 7 September 2010

PROCESSING - Extraction solvents used in food production

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council Meeting held on the 7 September.

The Council decided not to oppose adoption by the Commission of a directive on approximation of the member states' laws on extraction solvents used in the production of foodstuffs and food ingredients (doc. 11146/10).

Under the EU's regulatory procedure with scrutiny, the Council can oppose an act which exceeds the implementing powers of the Commission, is not compatible with the aim or content of the basic instrument or does not respect subsidiarity or proportionality.

It should be noted that the Directive has already been published in the Official Journal. See: Commission Directive 2010/59/EU


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