The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health yesterday [Tuesday] voted in favour of a Commission proposal to take emergency measures to suspend the marketing in the EU of jelly mini-cups containing the food additive konjac (E 425). The suspension will be formally adopted by the European Commission in the next few days and will apply immediately. The European Commission has proposed the suspension to protect consumer health, in particular children, in response to the death of several children in the United States and in Canada due to choking on the contents of jelly mini-cups containing "konjac".