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EU RESTRICTION FOR GREEN TEA EXTRACTS

The European Commission (EC) has launched the feedback mechanism on its draft measure regarding green tea extracts containing (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) used in foods including beverages, and food supplements. The new measure would add green tea extracts containing EGCG to the Annex III of Regulation 1925/2006/EC under: Part B – Restricted substances, under following condition of…

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NEW MAXIMUM LIMITS FOR LEAD AND CADMIUM IN FOOD

The European Commission has amended Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 regarding maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs. With this amendment, the EC sets new limits for heavy metals.  There are new limits set for lead in food for infants and young children, and for cadmium in vegetables and fruit. The following changes…

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