Statements of the 118th meeting of the ALS

The statements of the 118th meeting of the ALS (Working Group of Food Chemistry Experts of the German Federal States and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) have been published on the website of the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) and in the Journal for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

The statements of the ALS are not legally binding, but represent an important interpretation guide for food law regulations and issues.

Among the numerous opinions are topics such as:

  • Indication of the cocoa content according to § 3 Paragraph 4 No 1 Cocoa regulation (KakaoV) for chocolate products or chocolate as an ingredient in other products (Statement No 2022/01)
  • Level of consideration of the requirements of § 3a Paragraph 5 of the EC Genetic Engineering Implementation Act (Statement No 2022/04)
  • Labelling “without genetic engineering” for individual ingredients (Statement No 2022/05)
  • Claims “without artificial colours” (Statement No 2022/14)

These and all other statements can be found on the BVL1 website.

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