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“Quantum Satis” in flavour regulation: what is it?

Anyone with a slight interest in the composition of flavourings and the associated regulations often comes across this term: Quantum Satis.

What is its definition? Why is it used? What are the concrete impacts for flavourists in terms of flavour formulation? For the regulatory departments of flavour houses? And for users of flavourings?

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Major update of 1334/2008 Annex 1 (Union List)

Two new pieces of legislation arrived at the end of September, modifying the European Union’s positive list of permitted substances in flavourings! It has a significant impact on flavour suppliers and users. Naturally, we’ve performed our magic: the appropriate changes have been made in Flavour Manager databases and no action is required from our users to remain compliant 🌟

✅ 25 substances from the Union List were previously restricted in finished products, awaiting further evaluation since the original text was published. This evaluation having taken place, it was concluded that the substances do not raise safety concerns for the consumer. The restrictions have therefore been lifted.

⛔ 22 substances from the Union List, which were not restricted in finished products, have on the contrary been banned. Indeed, their evaluation had been pending since the publication of the initial law text, and had to be updated within a certain timeframe. As this deadline has passed, the Commission has, as expected, removed these substances from the Union List.

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Use of flavourings: be aware of the regulations of their carriers and solvents!

Flavourings often contain carriers that are regulated and must not exceed certain limits in the finished product. This creates a dual responsibility for flavour companies to inform their customers of the proportions of these carriers in the flavour, and for the food and beverage industry to ensure that the limits are respected to protect their consumers.
 
For example, propylene glycol, which is widely used as a solvent in flavourings, must not be present at more than 3 g/kg in foodstuffs, and 1 g/l in beverages, either alone or in combination with triethyl citrate, diacetin and/or triacetin.
 
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