Food Law News - EU - 2012
Council Minutes, 22 June 2012
ADDITIVES / FLAVOURINGS - Food additives and flavourings: Council discussions
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting on 21-22 June 2012:
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the following four Commission regulations:
- a regulation authorising the use of Benzoic acid - benzoates (E 210-2013) as preservative in alcohol-free counterparts of wine by amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008;
- a regulation authorising the use of Polysorbates (E 432-436) in coconut milk by amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008;
- a regulation on transitional measures concerning the EU list of flavourings and source materials set out in annex I of regulation 1334/2008;
- a regulation authorising the use of Talc (E 553b) and Carnauba wax (E 903) on unpeeled coloured boiled eggs and the use of Shellac (E 904) on unpeeled boiled eggs by amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008.
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 the regulations, unless the European Parliament objects.
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