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Food additive Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)banned as of this summer

The European Commission has adopted a ban on the use of Titanium Dioxide as a food additive (E171). The Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/63 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 14th January 2022. Titanium Dioxide is used to impart white colour to many foods, from baked goods and sandwich spreads to soups, sauces, salad dressing and food supplements. After conducting a review of all the relevant available scientific evidence, EFSA concluded that a concern for genotoxicity of TiO2 particles cannot be ruled out, and an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) cannot be established for E171.The ban will apply after a six-month transitory period. This means that, as from 7th August 2022, this additive should no longer be added to food products.



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