Fabian Demicoli

Ban on Flavouring substance

Following the scientific opinion of EFSA, the European
Commission and Member States (MS) decided on 22th May that the flavouring
substance 3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene should be banned. EFSA stated in its
press release that 'the possible risk to consumers who may have been exposed to
this substance in food is expected to be very small'. No exposure assessment
was done.

 

The decision to remove this substance from the list of
approved flavourings was supported by all MS and will now be subject to scrutiny
by the European Parliament and Council. It is expected to be adopted by the
European Commission and come into force in early July.

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