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The Sweeteners in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Amendment of the Sweeteners in Food Regulations 1995

3.  In regulation 2 (interpretation)–

(a)in paragraph (1), for the definition of “permitted sweetener” there shall be substituted–

“permitted sweetener” means–

(a)

the sweetener salt of aspartame-acesulfame in so far as it satisfies the purity criteria for it set out at pages 19 to 21 of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Compendium of Food Additives Specifications Addendum 8 (2000) FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 52 Addendum 8; and

(b)

any sweetener specified in column 2 of Schedule 1 which satisfies the specific purity criteria for that sweetener set out–

(i)

in the case of any sweetener other than sucralose, in the Annex to Directive 95/31/EC(1); and

(ii)

in the case of sucralose, at pages 119 to 124 of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Compendium of Food Additives Specifications Addendum 2 (1993) FAO Food and Nutrition Paper 52 Addendum 2;; and

(b)for paragraph (3)(c), there shall be substituted–

(c)in Column 4, the maximum usable dose indicated in relation to a food is–

(i)in the case of all permitted sweeteners specified in Schedule 1 except cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts and saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts, the maximum amount, in milligrams, of permitted sweeteners per kilogram or, as the case may be, per litre of that food which is ready to eat having been prepared according to any instructions for use; and

(ii)in the case of cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts and saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts, the maximum amount of free acid contained in the cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts or, as the case may be, the maximum amount of free imide contained in saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts present in that food which is ready to eat having been prepared according to any instructions for use, measured in milligrams per kilogram or, as the case may be, per litre of the food;.

(1)

O.J. No. L178, 28/07/1995, p.1.

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