Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards specifications for glycerol (E 422), polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475) and polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476)


WTO code G/SPS/N/EU/629
Date notice 24/03/2023
Notice type Regular
Title Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards specifications for glycerol (E 422), polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475) and polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476)
Summary

The text revises the EU specifications of the authorised food additives glycerol (E 422), polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475) and, polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) and authorises an extension of use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) based on the recent scientific opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFS). For glycerol (E 422), the current specifications are adapted by reducing the maximum limits for toxic elements (arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium), by deleting the identification method based on acrolein formation during heating, by deleting the test for the presence of acrolein, by including a maximum limit for acrolein and by modifying the definition of glycerol (E 422). For polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475), the current specifications are adapted by reducing the maximum limits for toxic elements, by including maximum limits for the sum of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and 3-MCPD fatty acid esters (expressed as 3-MCPD), glycidyl fatty acid esters (expressed as glycidol) and erucic acid and by modifying the definition of polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475). For polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476), the current specifications are adapted by reducing the maximum limits for toxic elements, by including maximum limits for the sum of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and 3-MCPD fatty acid esters (expressed as 3-MCPD) and glycidyl fatty acid esters (expressed as glycidol) and by modifying the definition of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476).

The text also authorises the use of polyglycerol polyricinolate (E 476) in food category 03 'Edible ices' at a maximum level of 4,000 mg/kg and in food category 12.6 'Sauces' at an increased maximum level of 8,000 mg/kg for emulsified sauces with a fat content of 20% or more.

In order to allow for a smooth transition, the text lays down that the use of the food additives glycerol (E 422), polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475) and polyglycerol polyricinolate (E 476) lawfully placed on the market before the date of the entry into force of this Regulation is allowed during a transitional period of six months. Foods containing such food additives may continue to be placed on the market during the same transitional period and may remain on the market until their date of minimum durability or 'use-bydate'. The food additive polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475) legally placed on the market after the date of entry into force of this Regulation and complying with the reduced intermediate maximum level for glycidyl fatty acid esters (expressed as glycidol) is allowed to be used until the exhaustion of stocks and foods containing such food additive should be allowed to be placed on the market and to remain on the market until their date of minimum durability or 'use-by-date'.

Product Food products
Country European Union

File attach:
NEU629.pdf

Orther Notice:


G/SPS/N/BDI/102/Corr.1; G/SPS/N/KEN/277/Corr.1; G/SPS/N/RWA/95/Corr.1; G/SPS/N/TZA/351/Corr.1; G/SPS/N/UGA/329/Corr.1 - TBS/AFDC 17 (2280) DTZS:2024/REV TZS 2225: 2018, Sugar cane syrup — Specification, Second Edition
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G/SPS/N/THA/286/Rev.1 - Draft Notification of Department of Agriculture Re: Conditions for Import of Capsicum Seeds B.E. .... (….).
G/SPS/N/THA/287/Rev.1 - Draft Notification of Department of Agriculture Re: Conditions for Import of Eggplant Seeds B.E. .... (….).
G/SPS/N/THA/288/Rev.1 - Draft Notification of Department of Agriculture Re: Conditions for Import of Tomato Seeds B.E. .... (….)
G/SPS/N/THA/289/Rev.1 - Draft Notification of Department of Agriculture Re: Conditions for Import of Maize Seeds B.E. .... (….).
G/SPS/N/TUR/79/Rev.1 - Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on the Methods of Sampling and Analysis for the Control of the Levels of Trace Elements and Processing Contaminants in Foodstuffs (Communiqué No: 2024/10)
G/SPS/N/THA/559/Rev.1 - Draft Notification of Department of Agriculture Re: Conditions for Import of Cannabis and Hemp Seeds B.E. .... (….).
G/SPS/N/UKR/219/Add.1 - Draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Circulation of Cotton Varieties in Ukraine"
G/SPS/N/GBR/39/Add.2 - Details of planned amendments to England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain) retained legislation (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072)
G/SPS/N/KHM/1 - Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine.
G/SPS/N/USA/2156/Add.12 - Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption Relating to Agricultural Water; Final Rule
G/SPS/N/USA/3453 - Receipt of a Pesticide Petition Filed for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities (March 2024). Notice of filing of petition and request for comment
G/SPS/N/BDI/106, G/SPS/N/KEN/282 G/SPS/N/RWA/99, G/SPS/N/TZA/355 G/SPS/N/UGA/333 - DEAS 825: 2024, Groundnut seed — Requirements for certification, Second Edition.
G/SPS/N/EU/762 - Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for isopyrazam in or on certain products
G/SPS/N/EU/763 - Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for thiacloprid in or on certain products
G/SPS/N/EU/740 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/764 of 29 February 2024 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of Bacillus subtilis CNCM I-4606, CNCM I-5043 and CM I-4607 and Lactococcus lactis CNCM I-4609 as a feed additive for all animal species
G/SPS/N/JPN/1263 - Amendment to the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc
G/SPS/N/BRA/2246/Add.1 - Draft Resolution 1230, 1 February 2024
G/SPS/N/BRA/2301 - Draft Resolution 1251, 2 May 2024
G/SPS/N/KOR/799 - Proposed Amendments to Countries (Regions) Allowed for Import of Livestock Products and Import Sanitation Requirements
G/SPS/N/KOR/800 - Proposed Amendments to Criteria in performing the Procedures for the Import Sanitation Assessment on Livestock Products.
G/SPS/N/USA/3451 - Flonicamid; Pesticide Tolerances. Final Rule
G/SPS/N/USA/3452 - Filing of Food Additive Petition From Environmental Defense Fund, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Center for Food Safety, Environmental Working Group, Tom Neltner, and Maricel Maffini; Request To Amend the Food Additive Regulations To Remove Authorization of Fluorinated Polyethylene; Notification of Petition
G/SPS/N/BDI/94 G/SPS/N/KEN/269 G/SPS/N/RWA/87 G/SPS/N/TZA/343 G/SPS/N/UGA/321 - DEAS 823:2024, Sunflower seed — Requirements for certification, Second Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/95 G/SPS/N/KEN/270 G/SPS/N/RWA/88 G/SPS/N/TZA/344 G/SPS/N/UGA/322 - DEAS 824:2024, Soybean seed — Requirements for certification, Second edition.
G/SPS/N/BDI/96 G/SPS/N/KEN/271 G/SPS/N/RWA/89 G/SPS/N/TZA/345 G/SPS/N/UGA/323 - DEAS 765:2024, Brown rice — Specification, Second Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/97 G/SPS/N/KEN/272 G/SPS/N/RWA/90 G/SPS/N/TZA/346 G/SPS/N/UGA/324 - DEAS 762: 2024, Dry soybeans — Specification, Second Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/98 G/SPS/N/KEN/273 G/SPS/N/RWA/91 G/SPS/N/TZA/347 G/SPS/N/UGA/325 - DEAS 754:2024, Chickpeas — Specification, Second Edition.
G/SPS/N/BDI/99 G/SPS/N/KEN/274 G/SPS/N/RWA/92 G/SPS/N/TZA/348 G/SPS/N/UGA/326 - DEAS 282:2024, Wheat and Durum wheat semolina - Specification, Second Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/100 G/SPS/N/KEN/275 G/SPS/N/RWA/93 G/SPS/N/TZA/349 G/SPS/N/UGA/327 - DEAS 44: 2024, Milled maize (corn) products — Specification, Sixth Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/101 G/SPS/N/KEN/276 G/SPS/N/RWA/94 G/SPS/N/TZA/350 G/SPS/N/UGA/328 - DEAS 2:2024, Maize grains — Specification, Fifth Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/102 G/SPS/N/KEN/277 G/SPS/N/RWA/95 G/SPS/N/TZA/351 G/SPS/N/UGA/329 - TBS/AFDC 17 (2280) DTZS:2024/REV TZS 2225: 2018, Sugar cane syrup — Specification, Second Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/103 G/SPS/N/KEN/278 G/SPS/N/RWA/96 G/SPS/N/TZA/352 G/SPS/N/UGA/330 - TBS/ AFDC 17 (2279) DTZS: 2024 Honey butter - Specification, First Edition
G/SPS/N/BDI/104 G/SPS/N/KEN/279 G/SPS/N/RWA/97 G/SPS/N/TZA/353 G/SPS/N/UGA/331 - DEAS 822:2024, Sorghum seed — Requirements for certification, Second edition.
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G/SPS/N/BRA/2198/Add.1 - Draft Resolution 1178, 10 July 2023
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G/SPS/N/KEN/281 - KS 2991:2023 Almond kernels - Specification
G/SPS/N/BRA/1567/Add.4 - Draft Normative Instruction number 708, 13 September 2019, regarding the technical requirements for statement of nutrition labelling for packaged food
G/SPS/N/EU/760 - Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1321/2013 as regards the deletion of entries SF-001 to SF-010 from the Union list of authorised smoke flavouring primary products
G/SPS/N/EU/761 - Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the removal of the flavouring substance Benzene-1,2-diol (FL No. 04.029) from the Union list
G/SPS/N/KOR/212/Add.20 - Amendment of Quarantine Pest list
G/SPS/N/KOR/622/Add.5 - Add of prohibited host of Xylella fastidiosa
G/SPS/N/LKA/46 - : Draft Imports and Exports Control (Standardization and Quality Control) Regulations 2024
G/SPS/N/NZL/750/Add.1 - Food Notice: Requirements for Registered Food Importers and Imported Food for Sale
G/SPS/N/NZL/761/Add.1 - This is an addendum to New Zealand's WTO notification (G/SPS/N/NZL/761), made on 31 January 2024, on proposed changes to import requirements for ornamental plants for planting.