Food Law News - EU - 1996
11 July 1996: ADDITIVES - Common Position for proposal on "traditional" foods
Scottish Office letter, 11 July 1996
Common Position for Decision on the maintenance of national laws prohibiting the use of certain additives in the production of certain foods
A Common Position was adopted on the 18th June [See related item on 26 June 1996 for more background]. The Annex containing a listing of foods for which Member States may continue to restrict additives has been extended and modified by the addition of a further 7 foods. The Annex lists the Member States concerned, the specified foodstuffs and the categories of additives which may continue to be banned. It now reads:
- Germany - Traditional German beer ("Bier nach deutschem Reinheitsgebot gebraut") - all except propellant gas
- Greece - "Feta" cheese - all
- France - Traditional French bread - all
- France - Traditional French preserved truffles - all
- France - Traditional French preserved snails - all
- France - Traditional French goose and duck preserves ("confit") - all except preservatives
- Austria - Traditional Austrian "Bergkase" - all except preservatives
- Finland - Traditional Finnish "Mammi" - all except preservatives
- Sweden/Finland - Traditional Swedish and Finnish fruit syrups - colours
- Denmark - Traditional Danish "Kodboller" - preservatives and colours
- Denmark - Traditional Danish "Leverpostej" - preservatives (other than sorbic acid) and colours
- Spain - Traditional Spanish "Lomo embuchado" - All except preservatives and antioxidants
- Italy - Traditional Italian "Salame cacciatore" - All except preservatives, antioxidants, flavour enhancers and packaging gas
- Italy - Traditional Italian "Mortadella" - All except preservatives, antioxidants, pH-adjusting agents, flavour enhancers, stabilizers and packaging gas
- Italy - Traditional Italian "Cotechino e zampone" - All except preservatives, antioxidants, pH-adjusting agents, flavour enhancers, stabilizers and packaging gas
The Common Position now returns to the European Parliament for a second reading.
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