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April 12, 2018

EU Regulation n. 2018/461 - New food product: allowed the use of taxifolin-rich extract in ten food products, as well as in food supplements

The European Commission, with the EU Regulation of 20 March 2018 n. 461, authorized the placing on the market, as a new food product, of the taxifolin-rich extract as well as in food supplements, also in further ten food products.

The Regulation in question will apply starting from 10 April 2018.

Provisions envisaged by EU Regulation no. 2018/461

The new EU Regulation authorizes the use of the taxifolin-rich extract in :

  • in white yogurt / fruit yoghurt, with a concentration not higher than 0.020 g / kg;
  • in the chefir, with a concentration not exceeding 0.008 g / kg;
  • in buttermilk, with a concentration not higher than 0,005 g / kg;
  • in powdered milk, with a concentration not exceeding 0.052 g / kg;
  • in the cream, with a concentration not higher than 0.070 g / kg;
  • in sour cream, with a concentration not higher than 0.050 g / kg;
  • in cheese, with a concentration not higher than 0.090 g / kg;
  • in butter, with a concentration not higher than 0.164 g / kg;
  • in chocolate based products, with a concentration not higher than 0.070 g / kg;
  • in non-alcoholic beverages, with a concentration not higher than 0.020 g / l.

Thet axifolin-rich extract has previously been authorized in food supplements for the general population, excluding infants, children in early childhood, children and adolescents under 14 years of age, in a concentration not exceeding 100 mg /day.

Indication to be reported on the label of food supplements

The name of the new food on the label of food products containing it is "taxifolin-rich extract".