BANNED USE OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE IN FOOD PRODUCTION PROCESSES IN JORDAN
Jordan Food & Drug Administration (JFDA) have recently announced new regulations related to the import of Titanium Dioxide or food items that contain Titanium Dioxide. These decisions have been made based on a study conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Titanium Dioxide is an additive (E171) that is not considered safe for use in the food industry.
The following decisions announced by JFDA will be applicable effective 1st January 2023.
• Ban importing Titanium Dioxide or any food items containing Titanium Dioxide and JFDA will cancel all previously issued permits allowing the import of Titanium Dioxide.
• Ban the use of Titanium Dioxide in any food production processes in Jordan.
• Suspend the registration of special-use food items and food supplements for athletes that contains this substance.
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