The EU Primary Food Processors (PFP) welcome the opportunity to be consulted on the evaluation of the General Food Law Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 (hereinafter “GFL Regulation”) in the context of the European Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme(REFIT).
COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 722/2014 of 24 June 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products entered into force on 1st July 2014.
According to the regulation, soya protein concentrate (CN 2106 10 20 20) having a protein content by weight, calculated on a dry weight basis, of 65 % or more but not more than 90 % in powder or textured form, benefits from 0 % duty. The suspension is valid until 31st Dec 2018.
Brussels, 16 June 2014 - The European Natural Soyfoods Manufacturers Association (ENSA) and the European Vegetable Protein Federation (EUVEPRO) regret that the European Commission has rejected the submitted health claim on soy protein and reduction in blood LDL-cholesterol – one of the dietary factors associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, despite numerous studies and meta-analyses demonstrating such a cholesterol lowering effect.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has acknowledged that low saturated fat foods are beneficial in maintaining healthy blood cholesterol