Food Law News - EU - 2001

FSA E-mail, 21 December 2001

LABELLING - Caffeine/Quinine: Standing Committee for Foodstuffs meeting - 17/18 December

The Standing Committee for Foodstuffs discussed a revised proposal on the labelling of foods containing caffeine and quinine at their meeting on 17/18 December. At the meeting, there was broad support for the proposed measure, except as follows:

The Commission appeared to accept that chocolate was not a significant source of exposure to caffeine and agreed to redraft the proposal and submit for vote at the next meeting (February?).

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