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UPDATE ON ADDITIVES E 471, 475, 476: COMMITTED TO QUALITY

Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) revised the specifications for additives E 471, E 475, and E 476. The updated regulations now include limits for Glycidyl esters (GE) and the total amount of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and 3-MCPD fatty acid esters, expressed as 3-MCPD. It is worth exploring Lasenor’s stance on this matter.

Introduction

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and regulatory compliance, we, at Lasenor, wish to keep our valued customers informed about recent updates regarding the specifications for additives E 471, E 475, and E 476. These revisions, as reevaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), now include limits for glycidyl esters (GE) and the sum of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) and 3-MCPD fatty acid esters, expressed as 3-MCPD.

Keeping Pace with Regulatory Changes

We take pride in being proactive and ensuring that our products consistently meet and exceed industry standards. As per the Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1329 of June 29, 2023, which amends Annex II of Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council concerning the use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476), and the Annex of Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 regarding the specifications for glycerol (E 422), polyglycerol fatty acid esters (E 475), and polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476), we have promptly adopted the revised limits for E 476. This regulation was adopted by the European Commission and published in the Official Journal of the EU on June 30, 2023.

Similarly, the Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1428 of July 7, 2023, which amends the annex of Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 concerning monoglycerides and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 471), has also been diligently implemented by Lasenor. This regulation was adopted by the European Commission on July 7 and published in the Official Journal on July 10.

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Table 1: New regulation main changes and Lasenor analysis plan

Our Quality Assurance Director

We understand that adhering to these regulations is crucial to maintaining our customers’ trust. Meritxell Arenas, our esteemed Quality Assurance Director, shares her perspective on the matter:

“As the Quality Assurance Director at Lasenor, I ensure that our products consistently meet and exceed regulatory requirements. With these recent European Food Safety Authority updates, we have diligently reviewed and revised our processes to comply with the strictest limits for E 471, E 475, and E 476. Our commitment to quality and safety remains unwavering, and we continue to prioritize the well-being of our customers.”

At Lasenor, our commitment to delivering high-quality products and maintaining regulatory compliance is at the heart of everything we do. With the support of our dedicated Quality Assurance Director, Meritxell Arenas, and the tireless efforts of our team, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of excellence. We value your trust in Lasenor and assure you that our products continue to meet the strictest standards, ensuring safety and satisfaction for all our customers.

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