Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - EU - 2014

Council Press Release, 4 March 2014

ADDITIVES - Council discussions: Food additive ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative

The following is an extract from the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting:

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of a regulation authorising ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in heat-treated meat products in order to improve the microbiological quality of those food products, including inhibiting the growth of harmful micro-organisms such as Listeria monocytogenes and to assign number E 243 to that food additive (6170/14).

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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