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Food Law News - EU - 2014
EU Council Meeting, 25-26 September 2014
ADDITIVES – Updating the list of permitted additives: Council discussions
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Competiveness Council meeting held on 25th – 26th September 2014:
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the three following Commission regulations concerning food additives:
- a regulation amending and correcting annex II to regulation 1333/2008, authorising the use of the food colours cochineal, carminic acid and carmines (E 120) for red pesto cheese and of annatto, bixin and norbixin (E 160b) for red and green pesto cheese;
- a regulation amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008, authorising the use of diphosphates as an acidity regulator in yeast-based doughs used as the basis for pizzas, quiches, tarts and similar products;
- a regulation amending annex II to regulation 1333/2008 authorising the use of the sweeteners aspartame (E 951), neotame (E 961) and salt of aspartame-acesulfame (E 962) in energy-reduced fruit or vegetable spreads, in addition to energy-reduced jams, jellies and marmalades, as well as other similar fruit spreads such as dried-fruit-based sandwich spreads that are energy-reduced or with no added sugar.
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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