KSA & Yemen have banned the use of Titanium dioxide E171. This is based on EFSA’s updated risk assessment of this additive and SFDA circular FS-CIR-1-V1/220421.
Saudi FDA has issued a circular stating that E171 is banned from usage in food products. In addition, existing registrations of food products containing this additive will be stopped.
All legal measures will be taken by 21st October 2022.
Yemen has issued a decree banning the use of titanium dioxide in all food products starting 25th September 2022.
Other countries may follow this ban. Therefore, you should consider a replacement for titanium oxide in your products.
We recommend that you take the following actions:
Send us your alternative ingredient options to check their permissibility
Let us know if you will be needing more time for reformulations to help you apply for a grace period extension
Date of Entry into Force (KSA): 21/10/2022
Date of Entry into Force (Yemen): 26/09/2022
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