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July 25, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/1018 - Bakery yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) treated with UV rays: authorized to be used in fresh yeast and ready-mix dry yeast for cooking in a domestic oven

The European Commission has allowed the use of baking yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) treated with UV rays, also in fresh yeast and in pre-packaged dry yeast for cooking in a domestic oven.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 18 July 2018 n. 1018, amended the provisions concerning the use of baking yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) treated with UV rays in the Community legislation that established the Union of authorized new food list.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/1018

The Regulation in question:

  • allows the use of baking yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) treated with UV rays, as well as:

-) in leavened bread and rolls;
-) in leavened fine bakery products;
-) in food supplements;

also in fresh yeast and pre-packaged dry yeast for baking in a domestic oven, in a maximum concentration of 45 g / 100 g for fresh yeast and 200 g / 100 g for dry yeast;

  • provides that:

-) the name of the new food that must appear on the label of food products is: "vitamin D yeast" or "vitamin D2 yeast";
-) in the label of the new food, an indication must be given stating that the foodstuff is only intended for baking in the oven and must not be consumed raw;
-) The label of the new food must also bear instructions for use for end consumers, so that a maximum concentration of 5 g / 100 g of vitamin D2 in the final products cooked in the domestic oven is not exceeded.

Finally, the regulation in question introduces the technical specifications for baking yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) treated with UV rays.