Statutory Instruments

The European Union (Food Additives) Regulations 2015

These Regulations have been adopted for the purpose of giving further effect to Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives, as amended.

These Regulations also give further effect to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 of 9 March 2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as amended.

These Regulations revoke and replace the European Communities (Food Additives) (Purity Criteria Verification) Regulations 1983, (S.I. No. 60 of 1983), the European Communities (Purity Criteria on Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2009 and 2011, the European Communities (Additives, Colours and Sweeteners in Foodstuffs) Regulations 2000 to 2011 and the European Communities (Food Additives other than Colours and Sweeteners) Regulations 2004 to 2011. They provide for a number of very specific transitional measures.

Download a copy of S.I. 330 of 2015