EU Food Additive Amendments

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Aug. 25, 2014; the European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) No 923/2014 of 25 August 2014 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of aluminium lakes of riboflavins (E 101) and cochineal, carminic acid, carmines (E 120) in certain food categories and Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the specifications for riboflavins (E 101).

This amendment enter into force on September 15, 2014.


September 10, 2014, the European Commission published Commission Regulation No. 957/2014, which amends Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 regarding the removal of montan acid esters. 

This amendment enters into force on October 1, 2014.


September 12, 2014, the European Commission published two amendments to Annexes II and III of Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 regarding the EU’s food additive regulations.  Commission Regulation No. 966/2014 revises specifications for calcium propionate, and Commission Regulation No.969/2014 authorizes calcium ascorbate and sodium alginate for use in certain unprocessed fruit and vegetables.

Both amendments enter into force on October 3, 2014.