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Rosemary extract has allowed to add in spreadable fats by Europe Union laws [Apr 04,2017]
Rosemary extract has allowed to add in spreadable fats by Europe Union laws

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2016/56

of 19 January 2016

amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of extracts of rosemary (E 392) in spreadable fats

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives(1), and in particular Article 10(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 lays down a Union list of food additives

approved for use in food and their conditions of use.

(2)That list may be updated in accordance with the common procedure referred

 to in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament

and of the Council(2), either on the initiative of the Commission or following an application.

 

(3)On 18 April 2013 an application was submitted for the authorisation

of the use of extracts of rosemary (E 392) as an antioxidant in spreadable fats,

 i.e. in foods falling under the food category 02.2.2 of Annex II to

Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. The application was subsequently made available to

 the Member States pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008.

 

(4)According to the application the use of extracts of rosemary (E 392) is required to

keep the quality and stability of spreadable fats with a fat content less than 80 %

where content of polyunsaturated fatty acids is higher than 15 % w/w of the total fatty acid and/or

where content of fish oil or algal oil is higher than 2 % w/w of the total fatty acid by protecting them

against deterioration caused by oxidation.

 

(5)On 7 March 2008 the European Food Safety Authority ('the Authority') adopted an opinion(3) 

on the use of rosemary extracts as a food additive. Based on the margins of safety identified

using the NOAELs(4) from the different studies, in which generally the NOAELs were the highest

dose levels tested, and using the conservative dietary exposure estimates it was concluded

that the use of the rosemary extracts described in that scientific opinion at the proposed uses

and use levels would not be of safety concern. The use of extracts of rosemary (E 392)

in spreadable fats was not included in the opinion.

(6)On 7 May 2015 the Authority issued an opinion(5) on the extension of use of

extracts of rosemary (E 392) in spreadable fats. The assessment took into account

 the consumption of fat emulsions with a fat content less than 80 %. The Authority concluded

that the proposed extension of use would not change the estimated exposure to the food additive,

compared with the already approved permitted uses, and that the conclusions of the

opinion of 7 March 2008 remain valid.

 

(7)For that reason, it is appropriate to authorise the use of extracts of rosemary (E 392) as

an antioxidant in spreadable fats with a fat content less than 80 %, food category 02.2.2 of

 Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008.

(8)Therefore, Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 should be amended accordingly.