Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring (Text with EEA relevance). Language(s): English. Number of pages: Act (5 pages) + Annex (2 pages)
The Union list of flavourings and source materials is laid down in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/3008. It was established by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 872/2012 of 1 October 2012 adopting the list of flavouring substances notified in G/SPS/N/EU/13/Add.1 (12 October 2012). This list is now amended by the draft "Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring substances".
This addendum concerns the withdrawal of the following 5 substances: alpha-damascone (Fl no 07.134) (representative substance of the group), delta-damascone (Fl no. 07.130), cis-1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)but-2-en-1-one (Fl no. 07.225), trans-1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)but-2-en-1-one (Fl no. 07.226) and alpha-damascenone (Fl no. 07.231) from the list of authorised flavouring substances in the European Union.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated these substances in the framework of the completion of their evaluation as flavourings substances. EFSA concluded that the concern for genotoxicity cannot be ruled out for the five concerned substances. It is therefore not established that the concerned substances do not pose a safety risk to the health of the consumer. On the basis of the scientific evidence submitted within the framework set out for the substances pending the completion of their evaluation, the use of the concerned substances does not comply with the general conditions of use for flavourings set out in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008.
The measure includes transitional measures for food to which any of these substances has been added.