Statutory Instruments

The European Communities (Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2004

These Regulations revoke the European Communities (Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 613 of 2002) and bring into effect new Regulations. The new Regulations give further effect to European Parliament and Council Directive No. 95/2/EC1 of 20 February 1995 on food additives other than colours and sweeteners as amended by Directive 96/85/EC2 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December 1996, and Directive 98/72/EC3 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 October 1998, and Directive 2001/5/EC4 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 February 2001 [previously transposed by the European Communities (Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 613 of 2002)]

These Regulations also give effect to Directive 2003/52/EC5 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2003 which amends Annex IV to Directive 95/2/EC, as amended, by modifying the conditions of use for E 425 Konjac as regards its use in jelly confectionery, including jelly-mini-cups. This amendment is based on information provided by Member States that jelly-mini-cups containing E 425 Konjac constitute a life-threatening risk

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