Statutory Instruments

European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) (Amendment) Regulations, 2002

These Regulations amend the European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2000 ( S.I. No. 437 of 2000 ) and may be cited as the European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

These Regulations implement Commission Directive 2001/52/EC of 12 July 2001 amending Directive 95/31/EC laying down specific criteria of purity concerning sweeteners for use in foodstuffs.

Purity criteria concern the specifications and analytical techniques for all approved additives. This S.I. replaces the purity criteria specification for the sweeteners Mannitol (E421) and Acesulfame K (E950) which had originally been laid down in Directive 95/31/EC.

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