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July 07, 2017

Food supplements, vitamins and minerals: new substances added (EC Regulation 2017/1203)

The European Commission has allowed the use of organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) in dietary supplements and organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) and calcium phosphoryl oligosaccharides in dietary supplements and foods.

IN DEPTH
The European Commission, with Regulations of 5 July 2017 no. 1203, amended the Community legislation governing food supplements and the provision for indications for the addition of vitamins and minerals and certain other substances in foods.

The Regulation will enter into force on 26 July 2017.

Provisions provided for in EU Regulation no. 2017/1203

The Rules in question allow the use of:
• organic silicon minerals (monomethylsilanetriol) and phosphoryl and calcium oligosaccharides in food supplements marketed as food;
• the phosphorous and calcium oligosaccharide mineral substance in foods.