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Member States endorse withdrawal of smoke flavourings from EU market

European Union

Apr 26, 2024

The Member States have endorsed a proposal from the Commission to not renew the authorisation of 8 smoke flavourings for food. After a phase-out period, these flavourings will no longer be permitted for use in the EU.

The relevant decisions are based on scientific assessments by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which concluded that for all eight smoke flavourings assessed, genotoxicity concerns are either confirmed or can’t be ruled out. EFSA’s opinion is based on an updated methodology, assessing new data submitted by the applicants. It concerns the specific flavourings which can be added to food, and not the food itself.

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