SAFE welcomes MEPs’ decision to object new EC specifications for E171   Recently updated !

SAFE welcomes the positive outcome of the vote which occurred yesterday evening and hope that this democratic decision will encourage the Commission to promote a complete removal of titanium dioxide nanoparticles from our food products. 

On Monday 7 September 2020, a majority of MEPs of the ENVI Committee voted in favour of an objection against the draft Commission Regulation amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 laying down specifications for food additives as regards specifications for titanium dioxide in food products (E 171). This objection was tabled by MEPs Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA), Eric Andrieu (S&D), Eleonora EVI (NA), Joelle Mélin (ID), Ljudmila Novak (EPP), and Mick Wallace (GUE/NGL).

Read an article from FoodNavigator on this issue here.

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