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Food additive levels and risk analysis principles adopted

As had been hoped, following intensive lobbying by IADSA and considerable input from IADSA member associations and companies, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the decision-making body in Codex, has finally adopted the food additive provisions for Castor oil, Polysorbates, Polyvinyl alcohol, Acesulfame potassium, Aspartame, Cyclamates, Neotame, Saccharin and Sucralose of the General Standard for Food Additives (GFSA) at the higher levels proposed by IADSA.

This means that they become the official provisions within the GSFA, thereby avoiding any potential barriers to trade.

At the same meeting, the Codex Commission adopted the Working Principles for Risk Analysis for Application by Governments - another extremely important achievement because it has resulted in a set of Codex working principles for risk analysis which do not contain any mention of the precautionary principle.  CRN USA has been particularly active in achieving this positive result.

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