Food Law News - EU - 2013

Council Press Release, 17 December 2013

ADDITIVES - Council discussions: Authorisation of sulphur dioxide-sulphites in aromatised wine-based products

The following is an extract from the General Affairs Council meeting:

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a Commission regulation authorising the use of sulphur dioxide-sulphites (E 220-228) as preservatives and antioxidants in aromatised wine-based products such as vermouth.

The Commission regulation is subject to the so called regulatory procedure with scrutiny. This means that now that the Council has given its consent, the Commission may adopt it, unless the European Parliament objects.

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