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November 14, 2018

The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 30 October 2018 n. 1631, authorized the placing on the market, as a novel food product, of the bilberry powder extract in food supplements for the adult population.

The Regulation will apply from November 20, 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1631

The new EU Regulation provides that, the blueberry powder extract can be used, in food supplements for the adult population, in a concentration not exceeding 350 mg / day.

Indication to be reported on the label of food supplements

The denomination to be reported on the label of food supplements containing the new food is "blueberry powder extract".


November 07, 2018

We inform that our warehouse will be closed for stock-taking from 17th  to 28th of December included: during this period it won’t  be possible to make shipments, deliveries or shipments freight collect.

Moreover, due to carriers services' interruption, we will be able to guarantee deliveries only by 19th December.

For special requirements, our sales department is available to the number +39 0499201496, or by email at chimab@chimab.it


November 07, 2018

The European Commission has extended the use, according to the expected conditions, of endo-1,3-beta-glucanase, endo-1,4-beta-xylanase and alpha-amylase preparations, as well as in feed intended for piglets weaned also for those intended for minor swine species.

The Regulations come into force on 8 November 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1566

In view of the fact that:

  • endo-1,3-beta-glucanase, endo-1,4-beta-xylanase and alpha-amylase preparations were authorized for an unlimited period in feed intended for weaned piglets;
  • an application for authorization for use has been made, in accordance with the legislation governing additives for use in animal feed, of the preparations concerned also in feeds intended for minor swine species;
  • The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that there are no harmful effects on animal health, human health or the environment in the proposed conditions of use;

until 8 November 2028 the European Commission authorized the use of endo-1,3-beta-glucanase, endo-1,4-beta-xylanase and alpha-amylase preparations in feed intended for weaned piglets and species minor pigs, according to the conditions laid down therein, classifying them in the zootechnical additives category and in the digesting-promoting functional group.

Transitional provisions

The Regulation in question provides that preparations and feed containing such substances produced and labeled before 8 May 2019 in accordance with the rules applicable before 8 November 2018, may continue to be placed on the market and used until the existing stocks are exhausted.

Repeal

The references and provisions for the preparations in question are repealed in the previous Community legislation.


November 05, 2018

The European Commission has extended the use, according to the expected conditions, of the dolomite-magnesite preparation, as well as in feed to feed dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production, weaners and previously approved fattening pigs, also to those for all animal species.

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 17 October 2018 n. 1564, extended the use of the dolomite-magnesite preparation also in feed intended for all animal species, except in feed intended for dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production, weaners and pigs for fattening, as already authorized previously with a specific provision that remains in force.

The Regulation in question enters into force on 8 November 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1564

In view of the fact that:

  • the dolomite-magnesite preparation has been authorized for ten years in feed intended for dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production, weaned piglets and pigs for fattening;
  • an application for authorization for use has been submitted, in accordance with the legislation governing additives for animal feed, of the preparation in question also in feed intended for all animal species;
  • The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that there are no harmful effects on animal health, human health or the environment in the proposed conditions of use;

the European Commission has authorized, until 8 November 2028 and according to the conditions laid down therein, the use of the dolomite-magnesite preparation in feed intended for all animal species, excluding dairy cows and other ruminants for dairy production -casearia, of weaned piglets and pigs for fattening as previously authorized with specific provision, classifying it in the technological additives category and the anti-caking functional group.


October 29, 2018

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 17 October 2018 n. 1565 authorized the use of the endo-1,4-beta-mannanase preparation in feed intended for chickens for fattening, pullets raised for the production of eggs, minor poultry species excluding flying poultry, turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding, to weaned piglets, pigs for fattening and minor swine species.

The Regulation in question enters into force on 8 November 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1565

In view of the fact that:

  • an application for authorization has been submitted for the endo-1,4-beta-mannanasi preparation, in accordance with the legislation governing additives for animal feed, for feed for chickens for fattening, for pullets raised for the production of eggs, to minor poultry species excluding poultry flock species, to turkeys for fattening, to turkeys reared for breeding, to weaned piglets, pigs for fattening and minor swine species;
  • The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that there are no harmful effects on animal health, human health or the environment in the proposed conditions of use;

until 8 November 2028 the European Commission authorized the use of the endo-1,4-beta-mannanasi preparation in feed intended for chickens for fattening, for pullets raised for the production of eggs, for minor poultry species excluding poultry species, to turkeys for fattening, to turkeys reared for breeding, to weaned piglets, to fattening pigs and to minor swine species, according to the conditions laid down therein, classifying it in the zootechnical additives category and in the digesting functional group.


October 23, 2018

In view of the difficulties encountered in the identification of food supplements in the form of syrup or chewing tablets and, in order to avoid the errors of interpretation to which the classification gave rise, the European Commission has amended the classification items of those products and has provided for each of these food additives that are authorized.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 8 October 2018 n. 1497, laid down in the Community legislation regulating the production, marketing and use of food additives, the amendment:

  • the classification of groups of food supplements;
  • the list of food additives authorized in food supplements, aligning this list with the new classification.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1497

In view of the fact that:

  • difficulties have arisen in the classification of food supplements in the form of syrup or chewing tablets and, in order to avoid the errors of interpretation to which the classification gave rise;
  • it is appropriate to classify food supplements in the form of syrup and chewable tablets respectively in the category of food supplements in liquid and solid form;

the European Commission has, in the community legislation that regulates the production, marketing and use of food additives, ordered the modification:

  • the classification of food supplements, which now becomes:

17. Food supplements as defined in the EC Directive n. 2002/46
17.1 Food supplements in solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children
17.2 food supplements in liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children

Note: the previous classification formulation of food supplements was:
17. Food supplements, as defined in Directive 2002/46 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, with the exception of food supplements for infants and young children
17.1 Food supplements in solid form, including capsules, tablets and the like except chewing tablets
17.2 Dietary supplements in liquid form
17.3 Food supplements in the form of syrup or chewing pills

  • the list of authorized additives in food supplements, providing for:

-) for those substances if the maximum (intended) level applied is applied to foods marketed or ready-to-eat foods;
-) additives that can be used in food supplements against the new classification of food supplements.


October 19, 2018

The European Commission has definitively confirmed the use of caffeine in dairy products and similar products, in ice cream, confectionery and soft drinks and the theobromine substance in dairy products and similar products and in non-alcoholic beverages, according to the concentrations provided therein. .

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 4 October 2018 n. 1482 amended the Community legislation governing flavorings and some food ingredients with flavoring properties intended for use in and on foods, definitively confirming the use of two substances in certain categories of food products.


Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1482

The sight of the fact that:

  • the caffeine and theobromine substances have previously been provisionally authorized in certain categories of food;
  • the Food Safety Authority has completed the safety assessment of these substances, concluding that their use as flavoring substances does not raise safety concerns based on estimated levels of intake for certain categories of food. Conditions of use already established in the Union list can therefore be maintained;

the European Commission has definitively confirmed the use:

  • of caffeine in:

-) milk products and similar products, in a concentration not exceeding 70 mg / kg;
-) in ice cream, in a concentration not exceeding 70 mg / kg;
-) in confectionery products, in a concentration not exceeding 100 mg / kg;
-) in non-alcoholic beverages, in a concentration not exceeding 150 mg / kg;

  • of theobromine in:

-) milk products and similar products, in a concentration not exceeding 70 mg / kg;
-) in non-alcoholic beverages, in a concentration not exceeding 100 mg / kg.


October 15, 2018

In view of the fact that the European Food Safety Authority has not been able to confirm the safety of octile gallate (E 311) and dodecyl gallate (E 312) due to the lack of toxicological data, the European Commission has prohibiting the use of these substances in nineteen foodstuffs and in a category of food additives. Food containing the relevant additives placed on the market before 25 October 2018 may continue to be marketed until 25 April 2019.


IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 4 October 2018 n. 1481, ordered the prohibition of the use of octile gallate (E 311) and dodecile gallate (E 312) in nineteen food products and in a category of food additives.

The Regulation in question, which enters into force on 25 October 2018, states that food containing the relevant additives placed on the market before that date may continue to be marketed until 25 April 2019.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1481


In view of the fact that:

  • the legislation regulating food additives requires that all additives authorized in the Union before 20 January 2009 must undergo a new risk assessment by the European Food Safety Authority;
  • the food additives gallate of octyl (E 311) and dodecile gallate (E 312) have been authorized according to the relative technical specifications, as antioxidants in a variety of foods, as well as in food flavorings;
  • in view of the new risk assessments carried out in May and October 2015, the European Food Safety Authority, in finding a lack of toxicological data on the additives in question, was not able to confirm the relative safety;
  • the Commission, in May 2017, announced a call for tenders for the collection of scientific and technological data to support the Authority's needs, which gave a negative result in view of the fact that no commercial operator provided the requested data;
  • in the absence of the data in question, the Authority can not complete the new safety assessment for octile gallate (E 311) and dodecile gallate (E 312) and consequently it is not possible to establish whether these substances:

-) do not pose safety problems for the health of consumers;
-) can reasonably be considered as a technical necessity which can not be replaced by other economically and technologically feasible means;
-) does not mislead consumers about their use;

the Commission, in the Community legislation governing:

  • the production, marketing and use of food additives, ordered the cancellation of the reference of the octile gallate (E 311) and the dodecile gallate (E 312) in the list:

-) EU of food additives other than dyes and sweeteners authorized in foodstuffs;
-) definitions of additive groups - other additives that could be regulated in combination;
-) of authorized food additives and related conditions of use in the relevant food categories;

  • the technical specifications of food additives, ordered the cancellation of the reference of the octile gallate (E 311) and the dodecile gallate (E 312).

Food categories in which from October 25, 2018 the use of octile gallate (E 311) and dodecile gallate (E 312) is prohibited

From 12 August 2018 it is forbidden to use octile gallate (E 311) and dodecile gallate (E 312):

  • in dehydrated milk;
  • in oils and fats substantially free of water (except anhydrous milk fat);
  • in other emulsions of oils and fats, including spreads and liquid emulsions;
  • in butter and cream spreads based on nuts;
  • in cheese obtained from whey;
  • in processed products based on potatoes;
  • in chewing gums;
  • in breakfast cereals;
  • in precooked or processed cereals;
  • in fine bakery products;
  • in meat products not subjected to heat treatment;
  • in meat products subjected to heat treatment;
  • in condiments;
  • in soups, soups and broths;
  • in sauces;
  • in snacks based on potatoes, cereals, flour or starch;
  • in processed nuts;
  • in food supplements in solid form, including capsules, tablets and the like, except for chewing tablets;
  • in food supplements in liquid form;
  • in food supplements in the form of syrup or chewing pills.

From October 25, 2018 the use of octile gallate (E 311) and dodecile gallate (E 312), as food additives in food flavorings and related supports, is prohibited.


October 11, 2018

The European Commission, pending the conclusion of the authorization procedure for the use of the concentrated aroma of grilled (vegetable) flavor, has allowed the marketing, up to the minimum storage term or the expiration date, of the foods containing the aroma in question, provided they are legally placed on the market or labeled before 22 April 2020.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 20 September 2018 n. 1259 (Official Gazette of 21/09/2018 No. L 238), has provided that foods containing the concentrated aroma of grilled (vegetable) flavor, belonging to the category other flavorings, legally placed on the market or labeled before 22 April 2020 , may be marketed until the minimum storage term or on the expiry date.

The above pending verification of the outcome of the procedure of the authorization procedure.


October 03, 2018

The Ministry of Health with Decree of 10 August 2018, has provided for the new list of substances and herbal preparations that can be used in food supplements.

The Decree in question, which enters into force on 11 October 2018, shall apply from 9 January 2019, excluding food supplements lawfully manufactured or marketed in another Member State of the European Union or in Turkey or manufactured in one Member State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). In these circumstances, documentation must be provided to the Ministry of Health certifying that the product has been legally marketed as a food supplement. Member State of origin where the contained plant substances and preparations are not considered new foods (see news A34439 of 22/12/12) 2015 and A37814 of 11/01/2018).

Provisions envisaged by the Decree of 10 August 2018

The new provision:

  • includes the new list of substances and herbal preparations that can be used in food supplements;
  • provides for some of these substances:

-) the indications that must be shown on the label;
-) the relevant additional warnings;

  • provides specific indications on the fulfilments that the food operator must perform for its use (preparation of appropriate documentation and procedures to be followed for use)
  • or in support of their safety and in order to raise the level of consumer protection.

Notification procedure

The Decree in question, in reconfirming the provisions of the previous legislation, subjects to the notification procedure provided for by the national legislation, the marketing of food supplements containing the substances in question.

The notification in question has the purpose of allowing the Ministry to be able to carry out the evaluation of the products in relation to the constituent complex, to the daily injections and to the indications on the label.

Transitional provisions

The new Decree allows the marketing of food supplements that do not comply with the new provisions and are placed on the market or labeled before January 9, 2019, until stocks are exhausted.