2On july 8th 2008, the European Union has approved the FIAP. This is divided into four Regulations, being:1331/2008 : common authorisation procedures1332/2008 : enzymes1333/2008 : additives1334/2008 : flavouringsCurrent legislation which is a Directive will be harmonized on EC level in above mentioned Regulations.In this presentation Regulations concerning flavourings and additives will be further explained.
3Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 December 2008On flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1601/91, Regulations (EC) No 2232/96 and (EC) No 110/2008 and Directive 2003/13/EC.
4This regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.It shall apply from 20 January 2011Until this date current legislation with regard to flavourings remains valid.Important changes:classification of flavouringslabelling of flavouringscommunity list
5Classification of flavourings Current legislationFlavouringsNature identical flavouringArtificial flavouringSmoke flavouringNatural flavouringNatural “X” flavouring-New legislationFlavouring2.3.4. Smoke flavouring5. Natural flavouring6. Natural “X” flavouring7. Natural “X” flavouring with other natural flavouring
6X is referring to a food, foodcategory, or a vegetable or animal source material for flavourings.In the new situation the classification “Flavourings” is also sufficient for all categories (except for smoke flavours)if so desired completed with a specific name or description of the flavour (for example strawberry flavour, vanilla flavour).
7Remarks:According to the new Regulation the classifications “artificial”and “nature – identical flavouring” will be replaced by the classification “flavouring”. The statement “without artificial flavourings” will than no longer be allowed.The use of the term natural followed by a reference to a food, food category or source is only allowed in categories 6 and 7.As consequence of the above the status of a flavouring in Food Law may change.
8Labelling requirements for flavourings: According to art. 15 of the Regulation the following rules apply:The sales description: either the word “flavouring” or a more specific name or description of the flavouring. On the label of our products a sales description is stated, for example strawberry flavour (no ) as well as a food law description, for example natural flavouring.Both descriptions can be used on the ingredient declaration of the finished product(2000/13/EG)
9Labelling requirements for flavourings: ContinuationLabelling requirements for flavourings:B. The statement ”for food” ……………..C. Storage conditions………………………D. Batch identification……………………E. A list, in descending order of weight of:Categories of present flavourings: andThe name of the other substances or materials in the present product or, where appropiate, their E-number.F. Company name and addresss………………..G. Statement of components with quantitative limits…
10Continuation Labelling requirements for flavourings: H. Nett quantityI. Shelf lifeJ. Information with regard to the presence of materials mentioned in Guideline 2000/13/EG Annex III bis allergenesChanges in comparison to current label:Items A, G and J
11Community listTwo kinds of categories of materials with flavouring properties:For which an evaluation and approval is not required (e.g. flavouring preparations like orange oil, strawberry distillate, …)For which an evaluation and approval is required (e.g. flavouring substances like ethylbutyrate, butyric acid, …). These materials will be included in the Community List.
12This list will be published and legally applicable on another date than the dates of the Regulations itself.Transition period:As a part of the transitional and final provisions the following applies: Food lawfully placed on the market or labelled prior to January 20th, 2011 which do not comply with this Regulation may be marketed until their date of minimum durability oruse-by-date.
13Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and Council of December 16th, concerning food additivesThe Regulation covers:Community list of approved food additivesConditions of use for food additivesLabelling regulations
14This Regulation harmonizes legislation with concern to food additives in the EC. The community list will be included in the Annexes of the Regulation, after a positive check by the Authorities with concern to food additives (latest January 20th, 2011).To this date it is allowed to use food additives (and application regulations) from the enclosures of the current guidelines.
15Extra labelling requirements for the customer Labelling of foodLabelling requirements for additives in food as per Guideline 2000/13/EC remain validExtra labelling requirements for the customerArticle 24 of this RegulationFrom July 20th, 2010The labels of food stuff that contain colours (E102, 104, 110, 122, 124 and 129) as mentioned in enclosure V of this Regulation must have extra information:name or E-number of the colour(s): can affect the activity or concentration of children
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