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Document 32012R1049

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1049/2012 of 8 November 2012 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyglycitol syrup in several food categories Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 310, 9.11.2012, p. 41–44 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 15 Volume 024 P. 255 - 258

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2012/1049/oj

9.11.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 310/41


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1049/2012

of 8 November 2012

amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyglycitol syrup in several food categories

(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) and Article 30(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 lays down a Union list of food additives approved for use in foods and their conditions of use.

(2)

That list may be amended in accordance with the procedure referred to in Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings (2).

(3)

Pursuant to Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008, the Union list of food additives may be updated either on the initiative of the Commission or following an application.

(4)

An application for authorisation of the use of polyglycitol syrup in several food categories was submitted and was made available to the Member States.

(5)

The European Food Safety Authority evaluated the safety of polyglycitol syrup when used as a food additive (3). It considers that the chemical and toxicological data available for polyglycitol syrup are insufficient to establish an acceptable daily intake. However, it concludes, on the basis of the available data, that there are no indications of a safety concern for the proposed uses and use levels.

(6)

There is a technological need for the use of polyglycitol syrup as an alternative polyol for the other already authorised polyols. Polyglycitol syrup is less sweet and provides more bulk, opacity, binding and stability in energy-reduced or sugar-free products. It is therefore appropriate to authorise the use of polyglycitol syrup in the food categories applied for and to assign E 964 as E-number to that food additive.

(7)

Pursuant to the transitional provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1129/2011 of 11 November 2011 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing a Union list of food additives (4), Annex II establishing the Union list of food additives approved for use in foods and conditions of use applies from 1 June 2013. In order to allow the use of polyglycitol syrup in the food categories concerned before that date, it is necessary to specify an earlier date of application with regard to that food additive.

(8)

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

(9)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health and neither the European Parliament nor the Council has opposed them,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 November 2012.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 16.

(2)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 1.

(3)  EFSA Journal 2009;7(12):1413.

(4)  OJ L 295, 12.11.2011, p. 1.


ANNEX

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

in point 2 of Part B the following entry for E 964 is inserted after the entry for E 962:

‘E 964

Polyglycitol syrup’

(2)

in Part E the following entries for E 964 are inserted in numerical order in the relevant food categories:

03.

Edible ices

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

200 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

04.2.5.1

Extra jam and extra jelly as defined by Directive 2001/113/EC

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

500 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

04.2.5.2

Jam, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree as defined by Directive 2001/113/EC

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

500 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

04.2.5.3

Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

500 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

05.1

Cocoa and Chocolate products as covered by Directive 2000/36/EC

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

200 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

05.2

Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

200 000

 

only cocoa based energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

600 000

 

only starch based confectionery energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

800 000

 

only chewy candy with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

990 000

 

only hard candy with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

05.3

Chewing gum

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

200 000

 

Only with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

06.3

Breakfast cereals

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

200 000

 

only breakfast cereals or cereal-based products, energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

07.2

Fine bakery wares

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

300 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012

16.

Desserts excluding products covered in category 1, 3 and 4

E 964

Polyglycitol syrup

300 000

 

only energy-reduced or with no added sugar

Period of application:

From 29 November 2012’


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