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Surface-treated fresh fruit (04.1.1.2)

Description:
The surfaces of certain fresh fruit are coated with glazes or waxes or are treated with other food additives that act as protective coatings and/or help to preserve the freshness and quality of the fruit. Examples include apples, oranges, dates, and longans.

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 04.1.1.2
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
901 Beeswax GMP 04.1.1.2
902 Candelilla wax GMP 04.1.1.2
120 Carmines 500 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
903 Carnauba wax 400 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
445(iii) Glycerol ester of wood rosin 110 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
IRON OXIDES 1,000 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
905c(i) Microcrystalline wax 50 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
471 Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids GMP 04.1.1.2
ORTHO-PHENYLPHENOLS 12 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
1521 Polyethylene glycol GMP 04.1.1.2
1201 Polyvinylpyrrolidone GMP 04.1.1.2
RIBOFLAVINS 300 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
SULFITES 30 mg/kg 04.1.1.2
470(i) Salts of myristic, palmitic and stearic acids with ammonia, calcium, potassium and sodium GMP 04.1.1.2
904 Shellac, bleached GMP 04.1.1.2
474 Sucroglycerides GMP 04.1.1.2

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


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