Internal Ref. No.: 00031

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00031         
Additive name Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 160b INS No.
Group No  
   

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Authorisation of the use of this additive in Food Additives

The additive is authorised to be used in the following category(ies):

Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/l
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 15 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 15 mg/kg , only ripened orange, yellow and broken-white products
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , only fats
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , excluding reduced fat butter
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/kg , only decorations and coatings
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 25 mg/kg , only extruded puffed and or fruit flavoured breakfast cereals
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/kg , only batters for coating
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , only smoked fish
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/l , only liqueurs
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/l , only alcoholic drinks with less than 15 % of alcohol
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , only savoury coated nuts
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , excluding extruded or expanded savoury snack products
  ML = 20 mg/kg , only extruded or expanded savoury snack products
Restrictions and Specifications  
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 15 mg/kg , only ripened orange, yellow and broken-white cheese and red and green pesto cheese
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only red Leicester cheese
  ML = 35 mg/kg , only Mimolette cheese

Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» No reference no.
  • Potato-, cereal-, flour- or starch-based snacks (15.1)
18/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 000/2015
  • Ripened cheese (1.7.2)
06/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Edible cheese rind (1.7.3)
23/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2013/06
  • Ripened cheese (1.7.2)
03/04/2013 positive (05/05/2013) procedure completed click here
» 2008/01   04/04/2008 positive (02/06/2008) application accepted