On February 21-2020, EU voted positive on the revised annatto color legislation. This will create a better alignment between EU specifications and CODEX Standard JECFA monographs reducing regulatory complexities for manufacturers. The new annatto labeling requirements are a consequence of a more detailed definition and classification of annatto extracts. Several food categories in which annatto bixin and norbixin is allowed will be adjusted and revised labeling will be implemented. Detailed information per category can be found on the Eur-Lex website.