Food Law News - EU - 2001

FSA and FSA Scotland Letters, 26 July 2001

ADDITIVES - Second Amendment to Commission Directive 95/45/EC Laying Down Specific Purity Criteria Concerning Colours for Use in Foodstuffs

In previous letters (15 June and 3 July - not given on this site - but see
2-3 April 2001) seeking comments on draft Regulations amending the Colours in Food Regulations 1995, the FSA Scotland explained that the above text had yet to be published in the Official Journal of the European Communities. This letter is to let indicate Commission Directive 2001/S0/EC of 3 July 2001, amending Commission Directive 95/45/EC, has now been published.

As explained in the earlier letter, the new Directive amends Directive 95/45 in order to expand the specific purity criteria (specifications) for beta-carotene (E160a(ii)) to include beta carotene produced from Blakeslea trispora and permits the use of any edible oil, as opposed to the previously permitted use of soya oil only, in the preparation of mixed carotenes (E160a(i)) from the algae Dunaliella salina.

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