Food Law News - EU - 2013
Council Press Release. 15 February 2013
ADDITIVES - Authorisation of food additives: Council discussions
The following is an extract from the minutes of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting:
The Council decided not to oppose the adoption of the two following Commission regulations:
- a regulation authorising the use of sodium ascorbate (E 301) as an antioxidant in vitamin D preparations intended for use in foods for infants and young children (17675/12);
- a regulation authorising the use of tricalcium phosphate (E 341 (iii)) as an anti-caking agent in nutrient preparations intended for use in infant formulae and follow-on formulae (17677/12). Tricalcium phosphate ensures that mixtures in powder form remain free-flowing.
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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