Food Law News - UK - 2013

FSA Consultation, 23 April 2013

ADDITIVES - Draft guide to compliance on food additives legislation

This consultation seeks views on draft guide to compliance on the legal requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 on food additives. Responses are requested by: 15 July 2013


Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

Manufacturers and processors, retailers and caterers, enforcement officers.

What is the subject of this consultation?

Draft guide to compliance which provides information about the requirements of revised EU food additives legislation which will apply from 1 June 2013.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

To ascertain the relevance and acceptability of the proposed guide to compliance and comment on its content and presentation.

Consultation details

This draft guide to compliance sets out the general requirements and scope of revised EU harmonised legislation on food additives (Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008), which will in the main apply from 1 June 2013, and describes individual provisions within Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 in detail.

It also:

The opportunity has also been taken to draw stakeholders’ attention to existing Agency guidance on the labelling of foods which contain the six colours used in the Southampton study and on reformulation of foods that contain the six colours. Reference is also made to EU guidance which aims to help distinguish between food colours and colouring foods.

Existing FSA guidance on nitrites and nitrates in meat and certain sweeteners has been updated and incorporated into the guidance as Appendices 3 and 4.


Responses are required by close Monday 15 July 2013. Please state, in your response, whether you are responding as a private individual or on behalf of an organisation/company (including details of any stakeholders your organisation represents).

A copy of the full consultation document is available on this site. See: Consultation pack: Draft guide to compliance on food additives legislation

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