Trade group says EU additive approvals system is working
Friday June 15 2012
The EU's new legal framework for food additives passes the "efficiency test," according to the Federation of European Specialty Ingredients (ELC), which spoke out after three regulations extending approved uses of food additives were published in the June 5 issue of the EU's Official Journal.
The regulations, providing for the extension of uses of three permitted food additives in additional applications, are scheduled to come into force on June 25. The three regulations deal with the extension of uses of polydextrose, as a stabilizer, and lysozyme as a preservative, both in beer; as well as glycerol esters of wood rosins (a solid form of resins) as an emulsifier for printing on hard-coated confectionery products, EU Food Law reports.
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