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Europe bans konjac in jelly confectionary

The European Parliament voted on the 12th february for a permanent ban on the use of the konjac (E425) in jelly confectionery. Regulatory bodies from Australia to the United States have banned mini-cup jelly products, which are very popular in South-East Asia, that contain konjac. The legislative steps were taken after the fruit gel sweets were linked to several deaths around the world.