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Regulation (EC) No. 1332/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on food enzymes and amending Council Directive 83/417/EEC, Council Regulation (EC) No. 1493/1999, Directive 2000/13/EC, Council Directive 2001/112/EC and Regulation (EC) No. 258/97.

Type of law

This Regulation lays down rules on food enzymes used in foods, including such enzymes used as processing aids. The aim is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and a high level of consumer protection, taking into account the protection of the environment. To this end, the Regulation sets out (a) a European Community list of approved food enzymes; (b) conditions of use of food enzymes in foods; (c) rules on the labelling of food enzymes sold as such. The Regulation also specifies the conditions for inclusion of food enzymes in the European Community list.
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Official Journal of the European Union L 354, 31 December 2008, pp. 7-15.
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