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6 Annex

List of Approved Additives and Processing Aids of Non-Organic Origin
Where the substances listed in this annex can be found in nature, natural sources are preferred. Substances of agricultural origin should preferably be of organic origin.

1. Food Additives, processing aids and carriers

International Numbering System
Product
Additive
Processing Aid
Limitation / Note
INS 170 Calcium carbonate
X
X
 
INS 270 Lactic acid
X
X
 
INS 290 Carbon dioxide
X
X
 
INS 300 Ascorbic acid
X
 
 
INS 306 Tocopherols, mixed natural concentrates
X
 
 
INS 322 Lecithin
X
X
 
INS 330 Citric acid
X
X
 
INS 331 Sodium citrates
X
 
 
INS 332 Potassium citrates
X
 
 
INS 333 Calcium citrates
X
 
 
INS 335 Sodium tartrate
X
X
 
INS 336 Potassium tartrate
X
X
 
INS 400 Alginic acid
X
 
 
INS 406 Agar
X
 
 
INS 407 Carrageenan
X
 
 
INS 410 Locust bean gum
X
 
 
INS 412 Guar gum
X
 
 
INS 413 Tragacanth gum
X
 
 
INS 414 Arabic gum
X
 
Only for milk products, fat products,  confectionaries, sweets, eggs.
INS 415 Xanthan gum
X
 
Only fat, fruit and vegetable products and cakes and biscuits
INS 440 Pectin
X
 
Unmodified
INS 500 Sodium carbonates
X
X
 
INS 501 Potassium carbonates
X
X
 
INS 503 Ammonium carbonates
X
 
Only for cereal products, confectionery, cakes and biscuits
INS 504 Magnesium carbonates
X
 
 
INS 508 Potassium chloride
X
 
 
INS 509 Calcium chloride
X
X
 
INS 511 Magnesium chloride
X
X
Only for soybean products
INS 513 Sulphuric acid      
 
X
pH adjustment of water during sugar processing
INS 516 Calcium sulphate
X
 
For soybean products, confectionery and in bakers' yeast
INS 524 Sodium hydroxide
X
X
For sugar processing and for the surface treatment of traditional bakery products.
INS 525 Potassium hydroxide
 
X
For sugar processing
INS 526 Calcium hydroxide
 
X
For sugar processing
INS 551 Silicon dioxide (amorphous)
 
X
For wine, fruit and vegetable processing
INS 553 Talc
 
X
 
INS 901 Beeswax
 
X
Only if organic beeswax is not available
INS 903 Carnauba wax
 
X
 
INS 938 Argon
X
 
 
INS 941 Nitrogen
X
X
 
INS 948 Oxygen
X
X
 
  Activated carbon
 
X
 
  Bentonite
 
X
Only for fruit and vegetable products
  Diatomaceous earth
 
 
Only for sugar and wine
  Ethanol
 
X
 
  Gelatine
X
X
Only for wine, fruit and vegetable 
  Kaolin
 
X
 
  Perlite
 
X
 
  Preparations of bark
 
X
Only for sugar

2. Flavouring Agents

3. Coloring agents
Natural coloring agents can be used as ingredients with approval based on the IFOAM Procedure to Evaluate Additives and Processing Aids for Organic Food Products.

4. Ingredients

Source: IFOAM Draft Basic Standards 2002 (2).

 

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