Food Law News - EU - 2011
Council Press Release, 3 October 2011
ADDITIVES / HEALTH CLAIMS - Council agrees adoption of new regulations
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting
Food additives, health claims and steviol glycosides
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the six following Commission regulations concerning food additives, health claims made on food and steviol glycosides:
regulation amending directive 2002/46/EC , regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 and regulation 953/2009 as regards the list of mineral substances that can be added to foods (13267/11);
- regulation amending annex II to regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 by establishing a EU list of food additives (13059/11);
- regulation refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk (13420/11);
- regulation refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health (13421/11);
- regulation on the authorisation and refusal of authorisation of certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk (13422/11);
- regulation amending annex II to regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 with regard to steviol glycosides.
The Commission regulations are subject to the so-called 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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