Food Law News - EU - 2008

Council Press Release (7425/08), 10 March 2008

ADDITIVES - Food improvement agents: Council adopts Common Position

The following is an extract from the minutes of the 2858th Council meeting (General Affairs and External Relations) of the 10 th March 2008.

The Council adopted a common position on a package of legislative proposals on food improvement agents, which will be forwarded to the European Parliament for a second reading, in accordance with the codecision procedure

The Parliament delivered its first-reading opinion on 10 July 2007 on the whole package and the Commission forwarded amended proposals on 24 October, mentioning the amendments that it could accept.

The package on food improvement agents is aimed at harmonising across the board, in accordance with the "farm to table" concept, the evaluation procedure for authorising food improvement agents and certain requirements concerning their labelling, in order to guarantee a high level of protection of human life and health and the interests of consumers, whilst ensuring the proper operation of the internal market.

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