EP Calls for a Ban of Titanium Dioxide (E171) in Food Products

EP Calls for a Ban of Titanium Dioxide (E171) in Food Products

Friday, October 16, 2020

On 8 October 2020, the European Parliament raised objection to the draft proposal of the European Commission aimed at amending the specification and use of Titanium Dioxide (E171) in food products. Instead, the EP calls on the EC to apply the precautionary principle and remove E171 from the EU list of authorized food additives.

The Parliament also stated that since 1 January 2020, sales of food products containing titanium dioxide, is banned in France, a decision supported by 85 000 European citizens who have signed a petition in favor of the French ban (to the petition: https://you.wemove.eu/campaigns/support-the-french-ban-on-potentially-harmful-food-additive-e171).

The Commission must now either amend or withdraw its proposal.

Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2020-0255_EN.html


 

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