Food Law News - EU - 1996

2 July 1996: ADDITIVES - Common Position for Miscellaneous Additive Amendment

MAFF Letter 2 July 1996

Common Position on Amendment to the Miscellaneous Additives Directive (95/2/EC)

A Common Position was adopted at the Environment Council held on 25 June for a proposed directive to amend Directive 95/2/EC on Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners. The aim of the amendment is to add the new food additive known as "E407a Processed Eucheuma Seaweed" into Annex I of the Directive for use at quantum satis level. The substance had previously been given the name "alternatively refined carrageenan" but this was not acceptable to the European Parliament. The Common Position now returns to the European Parliament for a second reading.

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