HEALTH: Titanium dioxide, a controversial additive contained among others in confectionery, will be banned in food from January 1st, 2020
Titanium dioxide, a controversial additive contained among others in confectionery, “will be banned in food from the 1st January, 2020” , announced yesterday the ministries of ecological transition and economy.
“An order suspending the placing on the market of food products containing the additive E171 (which means titanium dioxide on packaging, Ed) from the 1st January 2020 has been signed and will be published as soon as possible” , according to a communicated document from the government.
This decision was taken after the publication of an opinion from the health agency ANSES that had not been able to remove the uncertainties on the safety of this substance used mainly as a colorant.
This decree will be notified to the European Union because titanium dioxide has a license issued at EU level.