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Potassium metabisulfite

contact material (FCM) substances No 1056, intended to extend the shelf life of wine. The active substance ... a microporous membrane which ensures the controlled diffusion of SO 2  from the active cap to the wine ... consequential release of reaction products into the wine, are not to be expected. The CEF Panel concluded that ...

13 May 2016
Scientific Opinion

More data on sulfites needed to “fully confirm” safety

The current combined safe level for seven sulfites used as additives in wine and other foods is ... similarly following ingestion. They occur naturally in wine-making and are also added to many wines to halt ... fermentation and act as preservatives. The sulfite content in white and sweet wines is generally higher than in ...

14 April 2016

Potassium polyaspartate (A-5D K/SD) as a food additive

Potassium polyaspartate (A-5D K/SD) is proposed for use as a stabiliser in wine, with a maximum ... (A-5D K/SD). Keywords:  food additive, wine stabiliser, potassium polyaspartate, A-5D K/SD doi:  ...

17 March 2016
Scientific Opinion

Modification of existing MRLs for azoxystrobin in grapes

residue level (MRL) for the active substance azoxystrobin in table and wine grapes. Italy drafted an ... proposal of 3 mg/kg for table and wine grapes supporting uses in northern and southern Europe. Based on the ... a consumer health risk. Keywords:  azoxystrobin, table and wine grapes, MRL application, consumer risk ...

29 February 2016
Reasoned Opinion

Modification of existing MRLs for fluxapyroxad in grapes and potatoes

Netherlands proposed to raise the existing MRLs to 0.5 mg/kg in table and wine grapes and 0.07 mg/kg in ... submitted supervised residue trials are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.5 mg/kg on table and wine ... of fluxapyroxad on table and wine grapes and potatoes will not result in a consumer exposure ...

03 September 2015
Reasoned Opinion