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21 May 14

Amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of cadmium in foodstuffs

Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the use of Advantame as a sweetener

Approving minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications: Muscat du Ventoux(France)

Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of caramel colours (E 150a-d) in beer and malt beverages

Amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards Ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in certain heat-treated meat products

Scientific Opinions

On Flavouring Group Evaluation 213, Revision 1 (FGE.213Rev1): Consideration of genotoxic potential for α,β-Unsaturated Alicyclic ketones and precursors from chemical subgroup 2.7 of FGE.19

On the safety assessment of the active substances iron powder, activated carbon, calcined kaolin, sodium chloride, polyacrylic acid, sodium salt, crosslinked and calcium chloride, for use as active system in food contact materials

On the safety assessment of the process “RPC Cobelplast” used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials

On Dietary Reference Values for iodine

On the modification of the existing MRL for pyraclostrobin in chicory roots

the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for flutriafol according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

On modification of the existing MRL for fluazinam in ginseng root

On the modification of the existing maximum residue levels for esfenvalerate in peppers, broccoli and lettuce

On the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pirimicarb according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

On the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for prothioconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

On the substantiation of a health claim related to olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf water extract and increase in glucose tolerance pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

On xylanase from a genetically modified strain of Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM-FB)

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