Food Law News - EU - 1996
25 September 1996: ADDITIVES - Proposal to amend the miscellaneous additives Directive 95/2
MAFF Letter, 25 September 1996
Proposal to amend the miscellaneous additives Directive 95/2 (additives other than colours and sweeteners)
The Commission has published its formal proposal for amending Directive 95/2 (COM(96)303). It has been circulated by MAFF for comment.
The proposal takes on board various points agreed at the Commission Working Group (5th March) and incorporates certain industry requests not included in an earlier draft. The Ministry letter comments on the following:
A number of specific amendments relating to certain additives and certain foods have been proposed - the proposal (or the letter from MAFF) should be consulted for full details.
- Flour treatment agents are not included in the proposal. The UK has asked for these to be dealt with separately at a later stage and MAFF have suggested that a timetable for legislation should be agreed.
- A definitive opinion from the EC's SCF on requests which have been made for additional additives in foods for infants and young children not in good health is unlikely to be available until later in the year. The Commission is therefore unable to made a formal proposal for associated amendments to 95/2.
No date has been given for discussion on the proposal at a Council Working Group.
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