Statutory Instruments

European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2000

These Regulations implement the Directives on food additives generally and on colours and sweeteners in particular.

These Regulations should be read in conjunction with the Directives which are listed below:—

Council Directive 89/109/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning food additives authorised for use in foodstuffs intended for human consumption as amended by European Parliament and Council Directive 94/34/EC of 30 June 1994;

European Parliament and Council Directive 94/35/EC of 30 June 1994 on sweeteners for use in foodstuffs as amended by Directive 96/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December 1996;

European Parliament and Council Directive 94/36/EC of 30 June 1994 on colours for use in foodstuffs;

Commission Directive 95/31/EC of 5 July 1995 laying down specific criteria of purity concerning sweeteners for use in foodstuffs as amended by Commission Directive 98/66/EC of 4 September 1998;

Commission Directive 95/45/EC of 26 July 1995 laying down specific purity criteria concerning colours for use in foodstuffs;

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