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EU authorises smoke flavourings

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The European Union has authorised ten smoke flavouring primary products and outlined their conditions for use, including maximum permitted levels.

The flavourings can be used directly on food or as food ingredients to provide a smoky taste for products like barbecue sauces and smoky bacon flavoured snacks. 

The flavours’ safety has been assessed and approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The regulation, published in the official EU journal, is available here

Related topics: Legislation