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Banned Ingredient Statement

As you may have seen and read in recent communications, the European Food Safety Authority evaluated the submitted data and concluded in its scientific opinion of 4th May 2017 (4) that 4,5-epoxydec-2(trans)-enal (Fl No: 16.071) raises a safety concern with respect to genotoxicity as there is a genotoxic effect observed in the liver of rats in the in vivo assay submitted.

We understand that the flavouring substance 4,5-epoxydec-2(trans)-enalis used in dairy products, meat products, soups and seasonings, soft drinks, edible ices and snack foods. As a consequence, draft legislation was changed to remove the transitional measures and as a result of this evidence, this substance was removed from the Union list by the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/1250 on Tuesday 11thJuly 2017. This will therefore immediately effect ingredients and products containing this flavouring.

We are currently working with our suppliers obtaining Statements to confirm that their products Do Not Contain the Flavouring substance 4,5-epoxydec-2(trans)-enal and are now populating our Cloud Based Supplier, Product and Technical Information Online Database with Supplier Statements as we receive them. We hope to be able to confirm information regarding all of our suppliers in a statement early next week.

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