On this page of the MaQazine, we give you, the customer, a short update of the most important news facts.
-The minimum amount of the deposit is set at € 0.15 for metal beverage packaging with a volume of 3 liters or less.
-On metal beverage packaging, the form and content of the indication concerning the deposit will consist of the word ‘Statiegeld’ in a font size of at least 1.2 millimeters.
-As of 2024, producers and importers who market drinks in metal beverage packaging with a capacity of 3 liters or less in the Netherlands will be obliged to collect at least 90 percent by weight of the total of these metal beverage packaging put on the market by them in that calendar year separately.
–HACCP, especially if the products are produced outside the EU and/or not by a
–Novel Food situation of new raw materials. NVWA has questioned the Novel Food aspects of
5-HTP extracts, Berberine, L-Theanine, etc. Recently, NMN was in the news, an
unauthorized Novel Food, which is nevertheless still being marketed by some companies.
(see communications on Nov 21, 2022)
–The use of banned medical claims on supplement company websites is still
prevalent, especially when it comes to smart webshops, start-ups, and influencers.
0.5 mg/kg for dry food (≤4% fat/oil)
1 mg/kg for food with > 4% fat/oil
2 mg/kg for fats and oils
10 mg/kg for paper and cardboard
As a result, the 2011 Gluten-free Standard Set will no longer be applied. Scheme owner NCV is working on a Dutch translation of the new AOECS Standard 3.0.
— In terms of the content, only the risk analysis changes for open product in combination with locations of toilet and hand washing facilities and hair and beard nets
–In particular, the changes in terms are important:
Reduction of blackout days
Certification validity is shortened
Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 is amended as follows:
Bijlage III bij Verordening (EG) nr. 1925/2006 wordt als volgt gewijzigd:
Foodstuffs that contain green tea extracts containing (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which do not comply with the requirements of this Regulation and were lawfully placed on the market before the entry into force of this Regulation, may remain on the market until June 21, 2023.
Catechins are compounds found in green tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze). Research by EFSA has shown that an intake of dietary supplements containing more than 800 mg EGCG per day can cause liver damage. The research was done in response to reports of adverse effects from the consumption of green tea extracts.
Because the possibility of adverse health effects has been identified, but scientific uncertainty remains, the substance is also included in Part C of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006. This lists substances under investigation by the Community. Within four years of the date on which a substance has been included in Part C of Annex III, the EC must take a final decision on whether or not to authorize or restrict the substance.