Concerning the previously notifed 5 nature-identical substances that are
1. Silver Oxide (Ag2O)
2. Silver Sulfate (Ag2SO4)
3. Potassium silicate
4. Prussian Blue/Ferric hexacyanoferrate Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3] / CI 77510
5. Manganese violet (MnNH4P2O7 / CI 77742)
The SC recommendation (Nov15 interpretation of criteria) had previously recommended to de-list (effective change of criteria) the above 5 nature-identical substances from Annex 2, effective from 1st January 2017.
The BOD have in the meantime considered the situation, and have so far not validated this recommendation for finalisation. This means that the recommendation will not been implementated as an effective change of criteria to-date.
There will be NO change to the status of these Annex 2 INCIs effective 1st January 2017.
INCIs listed on Annex 2, as any other NATRUE criteria Annex, are permitted for use until officially de-listed.
Please note that this does not change the status of the acceptable proof requirements decision from the SC regarding nature-identical substances (e.g. pigments/minerals) as stated in the June 2016 interpretation of criteria.