Dr David Jukes, The University of
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Food Law News - EU - 2014
Council Press Release, 23 July 2014
ADDITIVES - Food additives - Calcium proprionate, Calcium ascorbate and Sodium alginate: Council discussions
The following is an extract from the minutes of the General Affairs Council Meeting:
The Council decided not to oppose adoption of the following two Commission regulations:
- a regulation amending the specifications for the food additive Calcium propionate (E 282) by increasing its maximum allowed fluoride level from 10 to 20 mg/kg (11526/14);
- a regulation authorising the use of Calcium ascorbate (E 302) and Sodium alginate (E 401) as glazing agents in certain pre-packed refrigerated unprocessed fruit and vegetables ready for consumption (11528/14).
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 them, unless the European Parliament objects.
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