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Verification of purity criteria for certain additives
To lay down Community methods of analysis for verifying that certain additives used in foodstuffs satisfy purity criteria.
First Commission Directive 81/712/EEC of 28 July 1981 laying down Community methods of analysis for verifying that certain additives used in foodstuffs satisfy purity criteria [Official Journal L 257 of 10.09.1981].
This Directive establishes the analytical methods necessary to verify the general or specific purity criteria for certain additives used in foodstuffs: colouring matters, preservatives and antioxidants.
Annex I specifies the area of application and Annex II specifies the methods of analysis to be used.
of entry into force
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