The Regulations take into account recent technical developments in the sweeteners market by extending the use of sweeteners already permitted to certain additional categories of food. Certain technical provisions are also added to bring the controls more into line with the controls on colours and miscellaneous additives. They also have replaced the food category “vitamins and dietary preparations” by the title: “Food supplement/diet integrators based on vitamins and/or mineral elements, syrup-type or chewable” which, state MAFF will reflect more closely the needs of the market.
The Guidance Notes produced by MAFF will also be revised to take account of the changes and a draft will be circulated.
MAFF have requested comments on the draft regulations by 28 February 1997.