Food Law News - EU - 2013
Council Press Release, 9 July 2013
ADDITIVES / FLAVOURINGS – Council discussions on amendments to food flavourings and food additives
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting held on 9 July 2013.
The Council decided not to oppose adoption by the Commission of:
- regulation amending annex I to regulation 1334/2008, removing 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene from the list of flavourings allowed for use in and on foods (10431/1/13);
- regulation amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008 increasing the maximum level of use of extracts of rosemary (E 392) to 15 mg/kg for products with a fat content not higher than 10%. Extracts of rosemary are antioxidants whose purpose is to protect food against deterioration caused by oxidation, such as fat rancidity and colour changes. The currently allowed maximum level of use of E 392 does not ensure a sufficient protection of food with low fat content since there is a critical minimum dosage of this antioxidant to achieve the desired effect (9600/13);
- regulation amending regulation 231/2012 modifying the specifications of certain polyols used as food additives (9601/13).
Subject to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny, the three regulations can now be adopted unless the European Parliament objects.
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