Can I make a negative claim on the product:
* without added preservatives?
if in the product is found to contain: 1.7 mg / l benzoate and 2 mg / l sorban?
* preservatives are not added to the product separately, these quantities are measured there only because these substances are found in the flavourings used to make the product(carry – over principle ...)
* I can also appeal in this case that they are there only from the carry - over principle according to the EU Regulation no. 1333/2008? (article 18 )
* or Regulation 1333/2008 and the carry- over principle is only applicable in order to avoid the inclusion in the composition of the product of transfer additives which have no function in the final product, but cannot be used if a negative claim on preservatives is made in a drink?
And in this case, it doesn't really matter if the preservatives are "added" directly through the preservatives that are added there - or are "added" through the flavour, because flavour contains them ... and such a negative claim “ without added preservatives “ cannot be used ? ?