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Council Directive 89/107/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning food additives authorized for use in foodstuffs intended for human consumption.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1988
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 40, 11 February 1989, pp. 27-33.
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Food additives Packaging/labelling Processing/handling
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Directive entered into force on 3 March 1989.
Abstract

This Directive shall apply to the categories of food additives listed out in Annex I and which are used or intended to be used as ingredients during the manufacture or preparation of a foodstuff and are still present in the final product, even if in altered form. The Directive shall not apply to: (a) processing aids; (b) substances used in the protection of plants and plant products; (c) flavourings for use in foodstuffs, falling within the scope of Directive 88/388/EEC; (d) substances added to foodstuffs as nutrients (for instance minerals, trace elements or vitamins). In accordance with article 2, only the additives included in the list laid down in Annex I may be used in the manufacture or preparation of foodstuffs and only under the conditions of use specified in Annex II. Article 5 specifies the conditions under which Member States may, by way of derogation of the aforementioned provisions, provisionally authorize the marketing and use within its territory of an additive. Food additives which are not intended for sale to the ultimate consumer may be marketed only in case their packaging or containers bear the information referred to in article 7. On the other hand, food additives intended for sale to the ultimate consumer shall be marketed only if their packaging or containers bear the information referred to in article 8. The information shall be, in both cases, conspicuous, clearly legible and indelible.

Full text
English
Website
europa.eu

References - Legislation

Implemented by

European Communities (Foodstuffs) (Accession of Bulgaria and Romania) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 392 of 2008).

Legislation | Ireland | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Treated food, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2008/128/EC laying down specific purity criteria concerning colours for use in foodstuffs (Codified version).

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2008/60/EC laying down specific purity criteria concerning sweeteners for use in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on authorized food additives.

Legislation | Poland | 2008

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 95/31/EC laying down specific criteria of purity concerning sweeteners for use in foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 1995

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1308 on labelling of food products.

Legislation | Denmark | 2005

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Food additives, Beverages, Fruits/edible nuts, Radiation, Sugar, International trade, Coffee/cocoa/tea, Vegetables/legumes, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

European Parliament and Council Directive 94/34/EC amending Directive 89/107/EEC on the approximation of the laws of Member States concerning food additives authorized for use in foodstuffs intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1994

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX