Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2005

These Regulations amend the European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 437 of 2000). These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2005

These Regulations implement Commission Directive 2004/47/EC1 of 16 April 2004 amending Directive 95/45/EC2 laying down specific purity criteria concerning colours for use in foodstuffs

Purity criteria concern the specification and analytical techniques for all approved additives. These Regulations replace the purity criteria specification for all colours mixed carotenes (E 160 a (i)) and beta-carotene (E 160 a (ii)) which had been laid down in Directive 95/45/EC

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