France: France Bans Titanium Dioxide in Food Products by January 2020

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France announced a ban the sale of food products containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) starting January 1, 2020 based on an opinion published by the French food safety agency (ANSES) recommending reducing the exposure of TiO2 to workers, consumers and the environment. The ban is in place for one year initially as a safeguard clause. U.S. confectioneries and pastries exported to France will have to be TiO2 free by 2020, impacting almost $ 6 million in export annually. 

France: France Bans Titanium Dioxide in Food Products by January 2020