ALTERATION OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS’ ADDITIVES DIVISION / by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The sections listing the authorized additives for use in food supplements have been revised by the European Commission. The update deletes the current third category 17.3 (food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable form) as the application of this category raised complications in its differentation with liquid and solid food supplements. Syrup-type food supplements are now subject to the liquid food supplements list and chewable food supplements to the solid food supplements list.

Moreover, the introductory part of both sections now clarifies that the maximum levels of the indicated additives apply to the food supplements as ready for consumption. The latter should be interpreted as prepared for consumption in accordance with the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1497 of 8 October 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards food category 17 and the use of food additives in food supplements - link