Food Standards Directive

Health written question – answered on 7th April 2005.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Food Standards Agency will accept the derogation granted by the Italian Government to 121 nutrient sources under the provisions of the Food Standards Directive as valid in the United Kingdom; and whether it will permit the continued use of the nutrient sources after 1 August on the basis of the derogations granted in Italy.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

holding answer 21 March 2005

The United Kingdom will grant a derogation in accordance with the food supplements directive 2002/46/EC for the continued use of sources of the vitamins and minerals listed in the Directive, where dossiers have been either been submitted to the UK or to another member state, pending a positive opinion from the European Food Safety Authority. The Food Standards Agency is pressing the European Commission for a view on the Italian derogations.

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