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Purity Criteria

In this section, you can find the legislation and guidelines for purity criteria.

EU legislation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 (OJ L 83) of 9 March 2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Amended by:

 Consolidated version of Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 (as at 31 October 2022)

National legislation

European Union (Food Additives) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 330 of 2015)

Amended By:

Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 sets out the specifications relating to the origin (source), purity criteria and any other necessary information that is adopted for food additives authorised for use within the EU, i.e. those additives listed in Annex II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008.