Europe: Ban of the use of Titanium Dioxide (E171) as a food additive in 2022

Following the EFSA’s scientific opinion published on 6 May 2021, the Commission and the Member States voted in October 2021 a draft Regulation withdrawing the authorisation to use titanium dioxide in European Union, with a transition period of six months after the Regulation enters into force. 

If there is no objection from the Council or the Parliament, the Regulation is expected to be adopted and published at the beginning of 2022.

The European Commission has also published a Q&A on titanium dioxide

As a reminder in France, the use of the food additive E171 has already been banned since January 2020 (following a scientific evaluation by ANSES).