Food Law News - EU - 1996
2 October 1996: FLAVOURINGS - Draft Directive on Food Additives for Use in Flavourings
MAFF Letter, 2 October 1996
Food Additives for Use in Flavourings - Draft Directive
The Commission has published for comment a draft directive which would lay down those additives which may be used in flavourings. It is very brief and specifies the following:
- Only food additives mentioned in Directive 95/2 with the exception of those mentioned in the Annex may be used in flavourings
- Only colours mentioned in Part 1 of Annex V of Directive 94/36 may be used in flavourings sold to the end consumer.
- Without prejudice to the Directives 94/35. 94/36 and 95/2, food additives shall be used in accordance with good manufacturing practice, and at a level no higher than is necessary to achieve the intended purpose for storage and use of flavourings.
The Annex lists the following additives, mentioned in Directive 95/2, as being not permitted for use in flavourings: E230, E231, E232, E233, E234, E235, E239, E242, E249, E250, E251, E252, E280, E281, E282, E283, E284, E285, E311, E312, E315, E316, E353, E476, E479b, E483, E520, E521, E522, E523, E535, E536, E538, E579, E620, E621, E622, E623, E624, E625, E626, E627, E628, E629, E630, E631, E632, E633, E634, E635, E912, E914, E927, E950, E957, E1105.
Discussion is expected to start in late November with adoption planned for spring 1997.
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