Titanium dioxide (E 171) will be banned in France in foodstuffs from 1 January 2020

Apr 19, 2019
Sébastien Bouley

Following the opinion of ANSES on the food additive E 171 (titanium dioxide), the Ministers of Ecology and Consumer Affairs decided as a precaution to ban titanium dioxide in foodstuffs for 2020.

ANSES stresses in its opinion that the risk assessment of the use of this additive suffers from a lack of data, which makes it impossible to respond to the recommendations made by the evaluation agencies and to remove the uncertainties residuals to ensure the safe use of this additive.

The Order suspending the placing on the market of foodstuffs containing additive E 171 from 1 January 2020 has been signed and will be published as soon as possible. It will be notified to the European Commission.

For more information, you can consult the press release on this link and the ANSES notice on E 171 on this link.

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