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EU Regulation n. 2018/75 - Food additives: modified the technical specfication relating to the solubility of microcrystalline cellulose

The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 17 January 2017 n. 75, amended in the Community legislation regulating the technical specifications of food additives, the provisions concerning the solubility of the additive E 460 (i) microcrystalline cellulose.

The Regulations come into force on 7 February 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/75

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 460 (i) microcrystalline cellulose has been authorized according to the relative technical specifications and in particular, with regard to solubility, it is indicated the indication "insoluble in water, ethanol, ether and diluted mineral acids. Slightly soluble in sodium hydroxide solution ";
  • the producer asked the Commission for the solubility of the food additive in question to be changed to "insoluble in water, ethanol, ether and diluted mineral acids. Practically insoluble or insoluble in sodium hydroxide solution ";
  • The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that the modification of the micro-crystalline cellulose solubility specification [E 460 (i)] proposed by the applicant does not give rise to safety concerns and recommended that the concentration of the hydroxide solution sodium to be used in the solubility test is indicated in the EU specifications;

the European Commission, with the Regulation in question, has modified in the Community legislation that regulates the technical specifications of food additives, the indication relative to the solubility of the additive in question, accepting the request from the producer and providing the concentration of the hydroxide solution sodium to be used in the solubility test of 50 g NaOH / L.

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