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List of flavouring substances

  • Flavouring substances used or intended for use in or on foodstuffs
  • Evaluation of Chemically Defined Flavouring Substances
  • Status of the Substances in the Evaluation Programme

     

EU Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 2232/96(OJ L299, p1, 23/11/1996) of 28 October 1996 laying down a Community procedure for flavouring substances used or intended for use in or on foodstuffs

Amended by: 

Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 (OJ L 284, p1, 31/10/2003) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty 

Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 (OJ L 354, p34, 31/12/2008) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods



Consolidated version of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 (As at 20th January 2011)


Implemented by

Commission Decision 1999/217/EC(OJ L84, p1, 27/03/1999) of 23 February 1999 adopting a register of flavouring substances used in or on foodstuffs drawn up in application of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 October 1996

Amended by 


Consolidated version of Decision 1999/217/EC (as at 27th February 2009) 

 

Evaluation of Chemically Defined Flavouring Substances

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000(OJ L180, p8, 19/07/2000) of 18 July 2000 laying down the measures necessary for the adoption of an evaluation programme in application of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council 

Commission Regulation No 622/2002 (OJ L10, p18, 18/04/2002) of 11 April 2002 establishing deadlines for the submission of information for the evaluation of chemically defined flavouring substances used in or on foodstuffs 


Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 , Decision 1999/217/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 are repealed from the 22nd April 2013 by: 

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 872/2012 (OJ L 267, p1, 02/10/2012) 2of 1 October 2012 adopting the list of flavouring substances provided for by Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council, introducing it in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 and Commission Decision 1999/217/EC 

Commission Regulation (EU) No 873/2012 (OJ L267, p162, 02/10/2012) of 1 October 2012 on transitional measures concerning the Union list of flavourings and source materials set out in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

Date of application

For the purposes of Article 24(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008, concerning the repeal of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96, the date of application of the list of flavouring substances referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 is the 22 April 2013.

However, Articles 1 and 2, Article 3(1) and (2), and Article 4(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 and the Annex thereto will continue to apply to flavouring substances under evaluation pending their inclusion as evaluated substances in Part A of the EU list or their removal from that list. References made in those Articles to the Register of flavouring substances shall be construed as references to Part A of the EU list.

Flavourings and source materials referred to in Article 9(b) to (f) of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008


For the purposes of the third paragraph of Article 30 in conjunction with Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008, Parts B to F of the EU list of flavourings and source materials set out in Annex I to that Regulation, will apply from 22 October 2016

 

Time limit for submissions

Interested parties must submit applications for authorisation of flavourings and source materials referred to in Article 9(b) to (f) of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 placed on the market at the time of entry into force of this Regulation to the Commission in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 at the latest by 22 October 2015.

 

Status of the Substances in the Evaluation Programme

The evaluation status of each individual substance which is being evaluated can be found on the European Commission website here . The FL number, EU chemical group, name, synonyms, systematic names and numbers in the different inventories of substances can be used when searching the site. Information can also found on newly notified substances that are not in the Register, but for which evaluation has been requested.

Last reviewed: 25/10/2012

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