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These Regulations, which extend to Scotland only, further amend the Sweeteners in Food Regulations 1995.
(a)bring up to date the definition of “Directive 95/31/EC” (which relates to specific purity criteria) so as to cover its amendment by Directive 2001/52/EC (O.J. No. L 190, 12.7.2001, p.18) to substitute new purity criteria for two permitted sweeteners, mannitol (E421) and acesulfame K (E950) (regulation 3(a)); and
(b)grant provisional authorisation for the marketing and use as a sweetener of sucralose, as permitted by Article 5 of Directive 89/107/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the member States concerning food additives authorised for use in foodstuffs intended for human consumption (O.J. No. L 40, 11.2.1989, p.27) (regulations 3(b) and 4). This authorisation will last for a maximum of two years, in which time EC-wide approval for sucralose must be sought.
Copies of the document referred to in regulation 3(b) may be obtained from:
The Stationery Office
PO Box 29
St Crispin’s House
Alternatively, copies may be obtained online from www.thestationeryoffice.com.
No regulatory impact assessment has been carried out in respect of these Regulations.
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