The Dairy Reporter discusses proposed food additive labeling amendments in EFSA issues food additive info ahead of Codex:

Europe’s food safety authority has issued information on current food additive laws ahead of the upcoming Codex meeting in China.

The 39th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), which will meet in Beijing from 24 to 28 April, will discuss proposed amendments made at the last meeting and tackle current issues within the sector.

CCFA was established to set or endorse maximum levels for individual food additives, prepare priority lists of food additives for risk assessment and assign functional classes to individual food additives.

Other aims include recommending specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by the Commission; considering methods of analysis for the determination of additives in food; and considering and elaborating standards or codes for related subjects such as the labeling of food additives when sold as such.

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