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Food Additive Details

Hexamethylene tetramine (239)

Synonym(s)
  • Hexamine
  • Methenamine
Functional Classes
  • Preservative

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GSFA Provisions for Hexamethylene tetramine
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.2.1 Ripened cheese, includes rind 25 mg/kg

Note: Unless otherwise specified, food additive provisions apply to the food category indicated (e.g. Dairy), as well as to all subcategories of that category (e.g. Cheese, Ripened Cheese, etc.).


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