7th of october, the Member States have expressed a favourable opinion to withdraw the authorisation to use a food additive (Titanium dioxide /Ti02 also known as E171) in food products. In the coming weeks, the Council and the European Parliament will have the possibility to give feedback on the draft Regulation. In order to mitigate the potential impact of the Regulation on food business operators, transitional measures are foreseen to allow them to continue placing on the market food containing E 171 for a limited period of time, while they are working on the reformulation of their products. Therefore, the Regulation allows to place on the market foods containing titanium dioxide, in accordance with the conditions given by the currently applicable legislation, until six months after the Regulation enters into force. Those foods may then continue to be marketed until their date of minimum durability or ‘use by’ date.