Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1189 of 19 July 2016 authorising the placing on the market of UV-treated milk as a novel food under Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (notified under document C(2016) 4565)
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients (1), and in particular Article 7 thereof,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
UV-treated milk as specified in Annex I to this Decision may be placed on the market in the Union as a novel food for the uses defined and at the maximum levels established in Annex II to this Decision without prejudice to the specific provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006.
The designation of UV-treated milk authorised by this Decision for the labelling of the foodstuffs shall be ‘UV-treated’.
Where UV-treated milk contains an amount of vitamin D that is considered significant in accordance with Point 2 of Part A of Annex XIII to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the designation for the labelling shall be accompanied by ‘contains vitamin D produced by UV-treatment’ or ‘milk containing vitamin D resulting from UV-treatment’.
This Decision is addressed to Dairy Crest Ltd, Claygate House, Littleworth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9PN, United Kingdom.
Done at Brussels, 19 July 2016.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ L 43, 14.2.1997, p. 1.
(2) EFSA Journal 2016; 14(1):4370.
(3) Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, amending Regulations (EC) No 1924/2006 and (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Commission Directive 87/250/EEC, Council Directive 90/496/EEC, Commission Directive 1999/10/EC, Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Directives 2002/67/EC and 2008/5/EC and Commission Regulation (EC) No 608/2004 (OJ L 304, 22.11.2011, p. 18).
(4) Regulation (EC) No 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods (OJ L 404, 30.12.2006, p. 26).
SPECIFICATION OF UV-TREATED MILK
UV-treated milk is cow's milk (whole and semi-skimmed) to which a treatment with ultraviolet (UV) radiation via turbulent flow is applied after pasteurisation. The treatment of the pasteurised milk with UV radiation results in an increase in the vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) concentrations by conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D3.
UV radiation: a process of radiation in ultraviolet light within the wavelength of 200-310 nm with energy input of 1 045 J/l.
(1) As defined by Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671).
AUTHORISED USES OF UV-TREATED MILK
(1) Consumed as such.
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