COFALEC members are open and transparent to their consumers about the nature of their products. COFALEC members are currently not using any engineered nanomaterials.
The Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and
labelling of organic products, repealing the existing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91, establishes a new legislative framework for food and feed organic products in the EU, from January 2009 onwards.
Non organic yeast can be used in organic products after 31 December 2013 within the limit of 5% of non-organic ingredients of agricultural origin.
In order to harmonize the labelling of instant dry yeast for all kind of applications,
COFALEC members have decided to label sorbitan monostearate (E491) on the wine yeast packagings when it is present, starting on October 1st 2009.
Yeast is not a source of trans-fatty acids.
Yeast, live or deactivated , is not considered as a "substance" under REACH regulation
The Commission regulation 1254/2008 details the rules for producing organic yeast.
The following notes refers to the regulation in force on genetically modified food and
feed and on the rules of labelling.
Yeast industry views on the impact of biofuels on the availability of raw materials - answer to the DG TREN consultation on
Joint press release on biofuels by CAOBISCO - COFALEC - FEDIMA - AIBI - UNAFRA - GAM - IMACE - CEREEAL