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1. These Regulations implement in England two European Directives concerned with the purity criteria for certain food additives (“the amending Directives”). The amending Directives are —
(a)Commission Directive 2010/37/EU amending Directive 2008/60/EC laying down specific purity criteria on sweeteners (OJ No. L152, 18.6.2010, p.12); and
(b)Commission Directive 2010/67/EU amending Directive 2008/84/EC laying down specific purity criteria on food additives other than colours and sweeteners (OJ No. L277, 21.10.2010, p.17).
2. These Regulations implement the amending Directives by making amendments to regulation 2 of the Food Additives (England) Regulations 2009 ( S.I. 2009/3238) so that the definitions of Directive 08/60 and Directive 08/84 in that regulation include reference to the relevant amending Directive (regulation 2(2)).
3. An impact assessment has not been prepared for this instrument as it has no impact on business or the public or third sectors.
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