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Parliamentary questions
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13 December 2013
E-014100-13
Question for written answer E-014100-13
to the Commission
Rule 117
Elena Oana Antonescu (PPE)

 Subject:  Food additives to be included in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008
 Answer in writing 

Regulation (EU) No 1129/2011, which comprises Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 listing the food additives approved for use in foods, entered into force on 1 June 2013. However, Regulation (EU) No 1129/2011 does not include some of the food additives traditionally used to prepare the meat paste for the Romanian food speciality called ‘mici’.

The interested parties in Romania and the Romanian authorities have completed the necessary steps in order to include in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 the additives needed for preparing the meat paste.

The formal adoption of the proposal for a regulation, which would modify the list of additives that can be used in meat products, was scheduled to take place on 21 October 2013, at a meeting of of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH). However, in September 2013, the Commission informed Member States that there would be a change in the schedule as it had decided to prolong the internal inter-service consultation.

In view of the above, can the Commission specify:
1. the reasons behind its decision to prolong the internal inter-service consultation?
2. the new schedule for the formal adoption of the proposal for a regulation?
 OJ C 265, 13/08/2014
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