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Recently the following two amendments have been made to the Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012.

  • With implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2086 of 28 September 2023, buffered vinegar (E 267) is added to Group I additives, authorized quantum satis in food supplements, excluding food supplements for infants and young children (categories 17.1 and 17.2). E 267 may be used as preservative and acidity corrector. The specifications of this additive will be added to the annex of regulation (EU) no 231/2012.

  • With Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/2379 of 29 September 2023, the Commission has removed stearyl tartrate (E 483) from the Union list of approved food additives.

    The decision follows the EFSA scientific opinion on stearyl tartrate, which could not confirm the safety of the substance as a food additive and its acceptable daily intake (ADI), due to a lack of adequate toxicological data, as well as adequate data that could allow read-across from data on other substances. Foods containing E 483 that have been lawfully placed on the market before 23 April 2024 may continue to be marketed until their date of minimum durability or ‘use-by date’.

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