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June 17, 2019

EU Regulation n. 2019/800 - Food additive: allowed the use of carminic acid, carmine (E 120) in some traditional meat-based products in French overseas territories

The European Commission, with EU Regulation of 17 May 2019 n. 800 (OJ EC L series of 20/05/19 n. 132), has modified the community legislation that regulates the production, marketing and use of food additives (as per EC Regulation No. 1333/2008) allowing the use of carminic acid, carmine (E 120) also in traditional specialties of salted pork and beef offal: groin de porc à la créole, queue de porc à la créole, pied de porc à la créole and paleron de boeuf à la créole, in amounts not exceeding 50 mg / kg.