Food Law News - EU - 1996

27 June 1996: ADDITIVES - Common Position for Sweeteners' Amendment

MAFF Letter 27 June 1996

Sweeteners - Common Position adopted for Sweeteners' Amending Directive

Political agreement had been reached on the Common Position for a Directive amending the Sweeteners Directive (94/35) at the Internal Market Council on 28 May. Formal adoption took place at the Environment Council on 25 June. The Common Position will now be referred to the European Parliament for a second reading before being returned, with any proposals for amendment, to the Council to be considered for formal adoption.

The amendments are designed to update the Directive to take into account a number of technical developments in the field of sweeteners since the original Directive and to improve the text (e.g. there is a definition of quantum satis which was missing from the original Directive).

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