Food Law News - EU - 2012
Council Minutes, 13 November 2012
ADDITIVES / CONTACT MATERIALS: Council considers Commission’s proposed regulations for food additives and plastic materials for food
The following is an extract form the Minutes of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council held on the 13 November 2012:
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the following four Commission regulations:
- regulation amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008 authorising the use of Beeswax (E 901), Carnauba wax (E 903), Shellac (E 904) and Microcrystalline wax (E 905) on fruits that are mainly imported from countries with a tropical climate, i.e. bananas, mangoes, avocados, pomegranates, papayas and pineapples, in order to allow a better preservation (13470/12);
- regulation amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008 authorising the use of extracts of rosemary (E 392) as an antioxidant in fillings of stuffed dry pasta (13480/12);
- regulation amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008 allowing the use of sulphur dioxidesulphites (E 220-228) as preservatives and of propane-1, 2-diol alginate (E 405) as a foam stabiliser in fermented grape must-based drinks (13486/12);
- regulation amending and correcting regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (14269/12).
The Commission regulations are subject to the 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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