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Amendments on Green tea extracts

European Union

Dec 12, 2022

Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/2340 of 30 November 2022 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards green tea extracts containing (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate.

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 is amended as follows:

  1. in Part B, the following entry is inserted in the table, in alphabetical order:


Restricted substance

Conditions of use

Additional requirements

‘Green tea extracts containing (-)- epigallocatechin-3-gallate (*1)

Daily portion of food shall contain less than 800 mg of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate

The label shall provide the maximum number of portions of the food for daily consumption and a warning not to consume a daily amount of 800 mg of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate or more.

The label shall indicate the content of (-)- epigallocatechin-3-gallate per portion of the food.

The label shall include the following warnings:

“Should not be consumed if you are consuming other products containing green tea on the same day”.

“Should not be consumed by pregnant or lactating women and children below 18 years old”.

“Should not be consumed on an empty stomach”.’


(2)  in Part C, the following entry is inserted, in alphabetical order:


‘Green tea extracts containing (-)- epigallocatechin-3-gallate (*2)

(*2)  excluding aqueous green tea extracts containing (-)- epigallocatechin-3-gallate which after reconstitution in beverages have a composition comparable to traditional green tea infusions.’."


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