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Coffee, coffee substitutes, tea, herbal infusions, and other hot cereal and grain beverages, excluding cocoa (14.1.5)

Description:
Includes the ready-to-drink products (e.g., canned), and their mixes and concentrates. Examples include: chicory-based hot beverages (postum), rice tea, mate tea, and mixes for hot coffee and tea beverages (e.g. instant coffee, powder for hot cappucino beverages). Treated coffee beans for the manufacture of coffee products are also included. Ready-to-drink cocoa is included in category 01.1.4, and cocoa mixes in 05.1.1.

This page provides information on the food additive provisions that are acceptable for use in foods conforming to the food category.

This food category is listed in the Annex to Table 3. Unless specifically indicated below, food additive provisions implied by Table 3 do not automatically apply to this category.

GSFA Provisions for Food Category 14.1.5
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
950 Acesulfame potassium 600 mg/kg 14.1.5
260 Acetic acid, glacial GMP 14.1.5
472a Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 14.1.5
1422 Acetylated distarch adipate GMP 14.1.5
1414 Acetylated distarch phosphate GMP 14.1.5
1401 Acid-treated starch GMP 14.1.5
406 Agar GMP 14.1.5
400 Alginic acid GMP 14.1.5
1402 Alkaline treated starch GMP 14.1.5
300 Ascorbic acid, L- GMP 14.1.5
951 Aspartame 600 mg/kg 14.1.5
BENZOATES 1,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
901 Beeswax GMP 14.1.5
1403 Bleached starch GMP 14.1.5
170(i) Calcium carbonate GMP 14.1.5
509 Calcium chloride GMP 14.1.5
327 Calcium lactate GMP 14.1.5
902 Candelilla wax GMP 14.1.5
150c Caramel III - ammonia caramel 10,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
150d Caramel IV - sulfite ammonia caramel 10,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
290 Carbon dioxide GMP 14.1.5
903 Carnauba wax 200 mg/kg 14.1.5
410 Carob bean gum GMP 14.1.5
407 Carrageenan GMP 14.1.5
330 Citric acid GMP 14.1.5
472c Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 14.1.5
1400 Dextrins, roasted starch GMP 14.1.5
472e Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol 500 mg/kg 14.1.5
242 Dimethyl dicarbonate 250 mg/kg 14.1.5
627 Disodium 5'-guanylate GMP 14.1.5
631 Disodium 5'-inosinate GMP 14.1.5
635 Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides GMP 14.1.5
1412 Distarch phosphate GMP 14.1.5
ETHYLENE DIAMINE TETRA ACETATES 35 mg/kg 14.1.5
297 Fumaric acid GMP 14.1.5
418 Gellan gum GMP 14.1.5
422 Glycerol GMP 14.1.5
412 Guar gum GMP 14.1.5
414 Gum arabic (Acacia gum) GMP 14.1.5
HYDROXYBENZOATES, PARA- 450 mg/kg 14.1.5
463 Hydroxypropyl cellulose GMP 14.1.5
1442 Hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate GMP 14.1.5
464 Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose GMP 14.1.5
1440 Hydroxypropyl starch GMP 14.1.5
416 Karaya gum GMP 14.1.5
425 Konjac flour GMP 14.1.5
472b Lactic and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 14.1.5
322(i) Lecithin GMP 14.1.5
504(i) Magnesium carbonate GMP 14.1.5
511 Magnesium chloride GMP 14.1.5
528 Magnesium hydroxide GMP 14.1.5
504(ii) Magnesium hydroxide carbonate GMP 14.1.5
296 Malic acid, DL- GMP 14.1.5
461 Methyl cellulose GMP 14.1.5
465 Methyl ethyl cellulose GMP 14.1.5
460(i) Microcrystalline cellulose (Cellulose gel) GMP 14.1.5
471 Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids GMP 14.1.5
621 Monosodium L-glutamate GMP 14.1.5
1410 Monostarch phosphate GMP 14.1.5
961 Neotame 50 mg/kg 14.1.5
941 Nitrogen GMP 14.1.5
1404 Oxidized starch GMP 14.1.5
PHOSPHATES 300 mg/kg 14.1.5
440 Pectins GMP 14.1.5
1413 Phosphated distarch phosphate GMP 14.1.5
475 Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids 5,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
501(i) Potassium carbonate GMP 14.1.5
508 Potassium chloride GMP 14.1.5
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP 14.1.5
460(ii) Powdered cellulose GMP 14.1.5
407a Processed eucheuma seaweed (PES) GMP 14.1.5
405 Propylene glycol alginate 500 mg/kg 14.1.5
1101(i) Protease from Aspergillus orizae var. GMP 14.1.5
1204 Pullulan GMP 14.1.5
SACCHARINS 200 mg/kg 14.1.5
SORBATES 500 mg/kg 14.1.5
SORBITAN ESTERS OF FATTY ACIDS 500 mg/kg 14.1.5
STEVIOL GLYCOSIDES 200 mg/kg 14.1.5
470(i) Salts of myristic, palmitic and stearic acids with ammonia, calcium, potassium and sodium GMP 14.1.5
470(ii) Salts of oleic acid with calcium, potassium and sodium GMP 14.1.5
904 Shellac, bleached GMP 14.1.5
551 Silicon dioxide, amorphous GMP 14.1.5
350(ii) Sodium DL-malate GMP 14.1.5
262(i) Sodium acetate GMP 14.1.5
401 Sodium alginate GMP 14.1.5
301 Sodium ascorbate GMP 14.1.5
500(i) Sodium carbonate GMP 14.1.5
466 Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Cellulose gum) GMP 14.1.5
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP 14.1.5
365 Sodium fumarates GMP 14.1.5
576 Sodium gluconate GMP 14.1.5
500(ii) Sodium hydrogen carbonate GMP 14.1.5
325 Sodium lactate GMP 14.1.5
1450 Starch sodium octenyl succinate GMP 14.1.5
1405 Starches, enzyme treated GMP 14.1.5
955 Sucralose (Trichlorogalactosucrose) 300 mg/kg 14.1.5
474 Sucroglycerides 1,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
473a Sucrose Oligoesters, Type I and Type II 1,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
473 Sucrose esters of fatty acids 1,000 mg/kg 14.1.5
417 Tara gum GMP 14.1.5
413 Tragacanth gum GMP 14.1.5
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP 14.1.5
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP 14.1.5
415 Xanthan gum GMP 14.1.5

Items in uppercase (e.g. PHOSPHATES) refer to food additive groups.


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