Annatto (E160b) Validation Added
4th Jan 2021
A new validation rule has been added to the ingredients declaration for specifications published or updated by manufacturers in Erudus.
In accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/771, the food colouring Annatto (E160b), is no longer relevant for products manufactured after 2nd January 2021. Annatto Bixin and Annatto Norbixin are now declared separately in a products ingredients declaration and the changes are as follows:
- Annatto becomes:
- Annatto bixin
- Annatto, bixin
- Annatto norbixin
- Annatto, norbixin
- E160b becomes:
- E160b(i) - when declaring Annatto bixin
- E160b(ii) - when declaring Annatto norbixin
Should any new or revised specifications contain "E160b" in the ingredients declaration, Erudus will present the following error message under the ingredients declaration to prompt a change before publication:
"E160b is not a valid ingredient. Please specify E160b(i) or E160b(ii)"