Food Law News - UK - 1998
1 October 1998: EXTRACTION SOLVENTS - Amendments to the Extraction Solvent Regulations
JFSSG Letter, 1 October 1998
Amendments to the Extraction Solvent Regulations
The Extraction Solvents in Food (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/2257), which amend the Extraction Solvents in Food Regulations 1993, have been made and were laid before Parliament on the 1 October. The Regulations, which will come into force on 27 October 1998 with a final date for compliance of 27 April 1999, implement in GB law the provisions of European Parliament and Council Directive 97/60, which amends for the third time Council Directive 88/344/EEC on extraction solvents used in the production of foodstuffs and food ingredients.
- delete two substances (butyl acetate and methyl-propan-1-ol) from the positive list of permitted extraction solvents;
- reduce the maximum residue level for hexane and clarify its conditions of use; and
- add a new solvent (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane or “TFE”) to the positive list.
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