Council Directive 76/399/EEC of 6 April 1976

On the exclusion of certain dyes from the list of permitted


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Member countries FAO, WHO

Based on recent toxicological studies of food additives, some colourants should no longer be used in foods.

According to this directive, the following dyes are prohibited for use as of January 1, 1977:

The marketing of foodstuffs containing one or more of the colouring matters listed in this document shall be prohibited as from 1 January 1978.

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