POSITIVE LIST

Positive lists are closed lists. It means that only ingredients mentioned on these lists are allowed and no other ones. Nevertheless, the fact that an ingredient is mentioned on a positive list does not give a 100% guarantee that the ingredient complies with the specifications, given that different processes (whose ones not allowed) are sometimes possible to achieve the same result.

In a short term, the positive lists will be integrated in a database.

Nevertheless, for the certification of any ingredient, the certification body will make the firm fill in a questionnaire in order to be sure that all the conditions mentioned in the specifications are met. To establish the positive lists (or Database), Probila-Unitrab based its decision on different criteria. Addition of new substances is evaluated case-by-case approach.