EU food additives list enters into force

From 1 June 2013 the EU list of authorised food additives takes effect and previous European directives are replaced with a single regulation. The EU list – which informs food industry operators which additives can be used in food as well as how much of them and for which purposes – takes account of five years of EFSA’s scientific advice, resulting in the removal of some additives and some of their uses from the market. The new EU list further strengthens consumer protection and provides greater clarity for food operators.