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  • Europe: Updated specifications for additive E 960c

    Europe: Updated specifications for additive E 960c
    Regulation (EU) 2022/1922 of 10 October 2022 amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives has updated the specifications of the currently authorised food additive ‘Enzymatically produced steviol glycosides’ (E 960c): – update of the specifications for E 960c(i) Rebaudioside M produced via enzyme modification of steviol glycosides from Stevia – addition …
  • Belgium: Postponement of the European consultation period on the draft text amending the Royal Decree of 31 August 2021 on plants

    Belgium: Postponement of the European consultation period on the draft text amending the Royal Decree of 31 August 2021 on plants
    As a reminder, on 29 July 2022, the Belgian Authorities notified the European Commission of a draft text amending the annex to the Royal Decree of 31 August 2021 on the manufacture of and trade in foodstuffs consisting of or containing plants or plant preparations. The modifications are linked to some recommendations of the Advisory Commission for Plant …
  • France: Anses opinion against the endocrine disruptor label for vitamin D on food products

    France: Anses opinion against the endocrine disruptor label for vitamin D on food products
    In October 2021, the French Authorities notified the European Commission of a draft text classifying the main form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) as having endocrine disrupting properties, adding an obligation to inform the consumer on this subject (article 13 of the AGEC law, supplemented by decree 2021-1110, providing the provision of information to consumers allowing the …
  • Novel Food : An aqueous ethanolic extract of Labisia pumila recognized as safe by EFSA

    Novel Food : An aqueous ethanolic extract of Labisia pumila recognized as safe by EFSA
    A new novel food application managed by Nutraveris/FoodChain ID recognized as safe by EFSA The company Medika Natura Sdn. Bhd., based in Malaysia, has submitted a novel food application to request the authorization to put on the EU market an aqueous ethanolic extract of Labisia pumila (Trade name of the extract: SKF7®). This application, managed by …
  • EFSA recognizes cellobiose as safe for human consumption

    EFSA recognizes cellobiose as safe for human consumption
    Cellobiose is a disaccharide consisting of two glucose monomers linked by a β-(1-4) glucosidic bond. The company SAVANNA Ingredients GmbH has submitted in May 2020 a novel food application to request the use of cellobiose in a range of food categories. In its opinion, EFSA notes that the manufacturing process, compliant with GMP and HACCP principles, …