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May 18, 2018

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.