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Food Fortification

 Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 (OJ L404, p26, 30/12/2006 ) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods

Amended by

  • Regulation (EC) No 108/2008 (OJ L39, p11, 13/02/2008) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008
  • Regulation (EC) No 1170/2009 ( OJ L314, p36, 01/12/2009) of the  European Parliament and of Council of 30 November 2009

  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1161/2011 (OJ L296, p29, 15/11/2011) of 14 November 2011 amending Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No 953/2009 as regards the lists of mineral substances that can be added to foods

  • Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011(OJ L304, p18, 22/11/2011) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004

  • Regulation (EU) No 119/2014  (OJ L39, p44, 08/02/2014) of 7 February 2014 amending Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards chromium enriched yeast used for the manufacture of food supplements and chromium(III) lactate tri-hydrate added to foods

  • Regulation (EU) 2015/403 (OJ L67, p4, 12/03/2015) of 11 March 2015 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards Ephedra species and Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe (K. Schum) Pierre ex Beille)Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1203 (OJ L 173, 6.7.2017, p. 9–11) of 5 July 2017 amending Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) and calcium phosphoryl oligosaccharides (POs-Ca®) added to foods and used in the manufacture of food supplements

    Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1203 (OJ L 173, 6.7.2017, p. 9–11) of 5 July 2017 amending Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) and calcium phosphoryl oligosaccharides (POs-Ca®) added to foods and used in the manufacture of food supplements

Consolidated version of Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 ( as at 26 July 2017)

National Legislation


European Union (Addition of Vitamins and Minerals and of Certain Other Substances to Foods) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 376 of 2017)

There are  a wide range of nutrients and other ingredients that might be used in food manufacturing, including (but not limited to) vitamins, minerals including trace elements, amino acids, essential fatty acids, fibre, various plants and herbal extracts. Annex 1 to the Regulation lists the vitamins and minerals that may be added to foods. Annex II is a list of the sources of vitamins and minerals which may be added to foods. Annex III is a list of substances other than vitamins or minerals whose use in foods is prohibited, restricted or under EU scrutiny.

 Currently Annex III prohibits the use of Ephedra herb and its preparations from Ephedra species.  Yohimbe bark and its preparations originating from Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe (K. Schum) Pierre ex Beille) are subject to EU scrutiny.

 Register


As required by Article 9 of the Regulation, the EU has established a Community Register  on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods.

Further Information

The EU Commision have further information on the addition of vitamins and minerals to foods available on their website.

 

 


Last reviewed: 17/12/2018

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