Food Improvement Agents
The term Food Improvement Agents covers additives, flavourings and food enzymes. These are substances that can be added to foods under specific conditions to help maintain or improve the product’s properties during its shelf life. They are regulated at EU level in the so-called Food Improvement Agent Package (FIAP) adopted in December 2008.
The FIAP will repeal and replace progressively a number of directives and regulations already in existence, including Directive 89/107/EEC on food additives authorised for use in foodstuffs and the Regulation 1996/2232/EC that lays down a Community procedure for flavouring substances that are used or intended for use in or on foodstuffs.