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EFSA assessed the additive as safe in 2021. Amendments in additive legislation: The additive is added to Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. The specifications of the additive are set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012. The amendments will take effect on July 20, 2022.
EFSA assessed the additive as safe in 2020. Amendments in additive legislation: The additive is added to Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. The specifications of the additive are set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 231/2012. The amendments have taken effect on July 19, 2022. Please note Oats are an allergen. Allergens should always be stated on the label.
Update June 30, 2022
The Commodities Act regulations on packaging and consumer products contains a so-called positive list, which contains substances that may be used in packaging materials and consumables. As of 1 July 2022, approval has been withdrawn for certain substances that have the PFASs (PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and PFHxS) as a starting substance, contamination or degradation product. Four PFASs that were on the positive list for paper and cardboard and coatings have been removed from it. It concerns the following substances:
As of 2023, companies supplying products to Germany will have to deal with the law on the national supply chain, called ‘Lieferkettengesetz’. It aims to improve human rights in global supply chains and eliminate forced labor and inequality. The law also makes it possible to impose heavy fines on companies that do business with suppliers that do not comply with human rights or environmental rules. The new law is intended to protect workers at the bottom link of production chains in distant countries against these abuses, such as on coffee and tropical fruit plantations.
The Lieferkettengesetz will take effect in 2023 for companies with more than 3000 employees. From 2024, the law will also apply to companies with more than 1000 employees. The fine for violation of the law can be up to 2 percent of the average annual turnover. France also has a similar law. We are still waiting for European regulations that are being worked on in Brussels.