Opinion of the AHAW Panel Related to Maltitol Syrup E 965(ii) New Production Process....

The Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority to issue an opinion on a new production method for the food additive maltitol syrup (E965ii).

Maltitol syrup is authorised in Europe for use as a sweetener in food. The present specification describes a production method where a mixture of sugars are reduced to the corresponding sugar alcohols resulting in a mixture of maltitol, sorbitol and hydrogenated glucose syrup.

According to the newly proposed procedure sorbitol, maltitol and hydrogenated glucose syrup are produced separately and subsequently blended to achieve the final maltitol syrup.

The Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food (AFC Panel) concluded that provided that the composition of the product based on the modified process will be similar to the existing product, and will be in accordance with the existing specification, the Panel considers that the previous evaluation by the SCF will also cover a product prepared by this method, which can therefore be included in the definition of the maltitol syrup specification.

Commission Recommendation of 21 April 1998 on the ways in which the Member States...

Commission Recommendation of 21 April 1998
on the ways in which the Member States and the signatory States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area should protect intellectual property in connection with the development and manufacture of flavouring substances referred to in Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance) (98/282/EC)

1999/217/EC: Commission Decision of 23 February 1999 adopting a register of flavouring substances used...

1999/217/EC: Commission Decision of 23 February 1999 adopting a register of flavouring substances used in or on foodstuffs drawn up in application of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 October 1996 (notified under number C(1999) 399) (text with EEA relevance)