January 29, 2019

EU regulations published for the extension of the use of Allanblackiaseseed and Schizochytrium sp. oil

At the 25th of January 2019 the EU regulations on the extension of the use of the (already authorized) novel foods Allanblackia seed oil and Schizochytrium sp. oil foods were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. In addition, in this Journal a regulation was published to authorize the increase of the maximum content of phospholipids in the ingredient lipid extract from Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) from 50% to less than 60%.

Implementing regulation (EU) 2019/108
In this regulation the increase of the maximum phospholipid content (as desribed above) in the novel food ingredient lipid extract Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) was regulated. Download here the regulation.

Implementing regulation (EU) 2019/109 
This regulation lays down the extension of the use of Schizochytrium sp. oil to the food category ‘fruit and vegetable purees’ with a maximum level op DHA of 100 mg/100 g. Download here the regulation.

Implementing regulation (EU) 2019/110
In this regulation the authorising of the extension of use of Allanblackia seed oil as a novel food was regulated. Firstly, an increase of the maximum use levels of Allanblackia seed oil in yellow fat spreads and cream based spreads with a maximum level from 20 g/ 100 g to 30 g/100 g was regulated. Furthermore it determines a new application of the seed oil to an additional food category, namely, mixtures of vegetable oils and milk. For this ‘new’ food category a max level of 30 g/ 100 gram applies. Also some changes of the specification of Allanblackia seed oil were determined in this regulation, including: increasing the maximum limits for trans-fatty acids (from ≤ 0,5 % to ≤ 1 %); increasing the maximum limits for the peroxide value (from ≤ 0,8 to ≤ 1,0 meq/kg); increasing the maximum limits for the unsaponifiable matter (from ≤ 0,1 % to ≤ 1 %). Download here the regulation.

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