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

08 September 2020

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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