Last updated on 15 March 2012
Food additives legislation: Guidance notes
These guidance notes will help food businesses understand the food additives legislation. They should be read in conjunction with the appropriate legislation and should not be taken as an authoritative interpretation of the law, as only the courts have the power to interpret statutory provisions.
To be aware: This guidance is currently being updated to reflect recent changes to EU food additives legislation, which are currently in a transitional phase. Much of the guidance, in particular the points relating to interpretation issues, does however remain valid.
If you would like more detailed advice about the specific requirements for your products you can speak to your local authority trading standards officer. You can find their contact details via the link below.