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Progress on directives - preserved milk and sugars
At the Internal Council meeting on 28 October 1999, the Council took note of a progress report on two proposals for vertical directives on food, one relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption, and the other relating to certain sugars.
The Council invited the Permanent Representatives Committee to continue work on the proposals with a view to enabling the Council to reach agreement on this dossier at its meeting on 7 December 1999. These proposals are part of five proposals on vertical directives for food relating to:
certain sugars intended for human consumption;
fruit juices and certain similar products intended for human consumption;
certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption;
fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and chestnut purÅe intended for human consumption.
These proposals, submitted to the Council in June 1996, are a follow-up to the commitment given by the Commission at the Edinburgh European Council, in December 1992, to simplify and streamline certain existing legislation in the light of the subsidiarity principle. They aim to recast and simplify the existing vertical directives in the perspective of the operation of the internal market, having particular regard to the various general directives applicable to all foodstuffs adopted subsequent to the vertical directives.