Tailor made mix for the baking and milling industry

Ingredients and solutions for ice cream and dessert

Ingredients and solutions for industrial gastronomy, snack and ready meals

Functional ingredients for nutrition and pharmaceutical products

Ingredient solutions for processed meat products

VISIT US AT

FieraMilano
29th May - 1st June

Hall 2
Stand B35

ingredients

the perfect partner

A wide range of ingredients
for the food industry.

discover

solutions

at the service of your business

Maximum reliability meets customisation:
tailor-made products and services

discover

EU Regulation n. 2018/681 - Food additives: modified purity requirements of the polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol additive copolymer (E 1209)

The European Commission has modified the purity requirements for ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol of the additive E 1209 graft copolymer of polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 4 May 2018 n. 681, modified the Community legislation regulating the technical specifications of food additives, the purity requirements of additive E 1209 graft copolymer of polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol.

The Regulations come into force on May 27, 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/681

In view of the fact that:

  • the legislation that regulates food additives, provides for the possibility of being able to modify the technical specifications of said products, on the basis of a specific request from the manufacturer;
  • the food additive E 1209 graft copolymer of polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol was authorized:

-) according to the relative technical specifications;
-) to be used in food supplements in solid form, including capsules, tablets and the like except chewing tablets, in a maximum quantity of 100 000 mg / kg;

  • an application was made to amend the purity requirements for ethylene glycol and diethyleneglycol which the additive in question must possess to be marketed;
  • the European Food Safety Authority, in response to the request received, carried out a specific assessment concluding that the proposed modifications to the food additive in question do not present any safety problems;

the European Commission, with the Regulation in question, in modifying the provisions concerning the specifications of food additives has:

  • changed the purity requirements referring to ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol with the indication of ethylene cliche (mono- and di-);
  • modified the maximum permitted amount of "equal or less than 50 mg / kg" related to ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol with "not more than 400 mg / kg (singly or in combination)" of the substance ethylene cliche (mono- and di- ).

discover

Regulation n. 2018/678 - Flavorings: confirmed the use in food of nine substances provisionally authorized and corrected errors related to two substances

The European Commission has:

  • confirmed the use of nine provisionally authorized substances, following the fact that the European Food Safety Authority has completed its assessment and has concluded that these flavoring substances do not raise safety concerns at food intake levels estimated;
  • ordered the correction of errors for two substances.

IN DEPTH

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 3 May 2018 n. 678, amended the Community legislation regulating the production, marketing and use of flavorings and food ingredients with flavoring properties intended for use in and on foodstuffs food additives:

  • confirming the use of nine previously provisionally authorized substances;
  • correcting errors related to two substances.

The Regulations come into force on 24 May 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/678

In view of the fact that the European Food Safety Authority has:

  • completed the evaluation of nine substances currently on the list as flavoring substances currently being evaluated;
  • concluded that these flavoring substances do not give rise to safety concerns at the estimated levels of food intake,

the European Commission has amended the Community legislation regulating the production, marketing and use of flavorings and food ingredients with flavoring properties by removing the indication that the substances listed below have been provisionally authorized.

The substances that have obtained confirmation are:

  • • 2,6-dimethyl-2,5,7-octane-1-ol acetate (identification number 09,931);
  • • 3- (5-methyl-2-furyl) butanalee (identification number 13.058);
  • • 5-methyl-2-thiofencarbaldehyde (identification number 15.004);
  • • 4,6-dimethyl-2- (1-methylethyl) dihydro-1,3,5-ditiazine (identification number 15.057);
  • • 2-isobutyldihydro-4,6-dimethyl-1,3,5-ditiazine (identification number 15.079);
  • • 2,4,6-trimethyldihydro-1,3,5 (4H) -dithiazine (identification number 15,109);
  • • 5.6-dihydro-2,4,6-tris (2- methylpropyl) 4H-1,3,5-ditiazine (identification number 15,113);
  • • 3- (3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) -N- [2- (3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) - ethyl] -acrylamide (identification number 16.090);
  • • glycine, N - [[(1R, 2S, 5R) -5- methyl-2- (1-methylethyl) cyclohexyl] carbonyl] -, ethyl ester (identification number 16.111).

Finally, the Regulation in question corrected, in the community legislation that regulates the production, marketing and use of flavorings and food ingredients with flavoring properties:

  • the name of the substance having identification number 12.054, from 2- (ethylthio) phenol to 2-ethylthiophenol;
  • the CAS identification number of the substance 17.038 - gamma-glutamyl-valil-glycine, from 338837-70-6 to 38837-70-6.

discover