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Colours in Food Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 3124 of 1995).

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These Regulations implement European Parliament and EC Council Directive 94/36/EC on colours for use in foodstuffs, to be read with EC Council Directive 89/107/EC concerning food additives and Commission Directive 95/45/EC laying down specific criteria of purity concerning colours for use in foodstuffs. The principal provisions of these Regulations: (1) prohibited the use of colours other than permitted colours; (2) prohibit use of permitted colours otherwise than in accordance with the Regulations; (3) provide for the use of colours for health marking on meat and meat products and colours on eggshells; (4) prohibit the sale of colours other than permitted colours or food containing any added colour other than a permitted colour.
(13 regulations completed by 6 Schedules: Permitted Colours (1); Foods which may not contain added colours, except where specifically provided for in Schedules 3, 4 and 5 (2); Foods to which only certain permitted colours may be added (3); Colours permitted for use in certain foods only (4); Further permitted colours in certain foods (5); Revocations (6)).
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