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Yesterday, the 41st session of the Codex alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU41) started  in Dusseldorf (Germany).  The meeting was preceded by a working group to finalise recommendations to the plenary on a mechanism for future inclusion of food additives in “baby – and other special dietary uses – foods”

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Katia Merten-Lentz and Caroline Commandeur of international law firm Keller and Heckman look at how member states are moving to define, in legal terms, what “clean labelling” is, and the consequences of defining it.

In order to meet consumer expectation for more transparency and clarity in the labelling of foodstuffs, agri-food manufacturers have been

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As ‘clean’ eating has become more desirable, food manufacturers have re-assessed how they are labelling their foods in a bid to boost the appeal of their products. This includes manufacturers replacing additives (‘E numbers’) with ‘natural’ ingredients that have the same function. It’s easy to understand the attractiveness of such a swap, but to be

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The blurred boundary between dyes and ingredients that can be used to add color to consumable products

Ingredients that offer ‘natural’ coloring properties can present a tempting alternative to ‘chemical’ colorings for food manufacturers. For example, using ingredients such as turmeric or beetroot juice, can potentially bypass the need for ‘chemical’ yellow or pink dyes.

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This article was first published by IEG Policy  on May 29, 2019.

ANALYSIS

For the past few years, ever more European industries have been following the ‘clean label trend’, in response to consumers’ demand for more natural and authentic foodstuffs. This approach focuses, in particular, on the declaration of ingredients, to make it as clear

EFSA published today a statement on the review of the risks related to the exposure to the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) performed by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) (available HERE – and copy attached)

Following its assessment, EFSA concluded that:

  • The latest ANSES opinion published

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Below is a summary of the World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 11, April 2019 article which was authored by Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner at Keller and Heckman, and Christophe Leprêtre, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Counselor at Keller and Heckman.

The 51st meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA51) finalizes most

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This article originally appeared in World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 9, February 2019.

This article aims to present and explain the main topics on the agenda of the forthcoming 51st session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives, taking place in Jinan from 25 to 29 March 2019.

In next month’s

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World Food Regulation ReviewVol. 27, Number 9February 2018 — 

The forthcoming 50th meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA50) is expected to make significant progress in reducing the backlog on food additives other than sweeteners and colours, but will also discuss important changes to the ways the Committee