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Frozen vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds (

Fresh vegetables are usually blanched and frozen.1 Examples include: quick-frozen corn, quick-frozen French-fried potatoes, quick frozen peas, and quick frozen whole processed tomatoes.

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
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
260 Acetic acid, glacial GMP
300 Ascorbic acid, L- GMP
951 Aspartame 1,000 mg/kg
509 Calcium chloride GMP
516 Calcium sulfate GMP
150d Caramel IV - sulfite ammonia caramel 50,000 mg/kg 04.2.2
330 Citric acid GMP
270 Lactic acid, L-, D- and DL- GMP
296 Malic acid, DL- GMP
621 Monosodium L-glutamate GMP
961 Neotame 33 mg/kg
PHOSPHATES 5,000 mg/kg
900a Polydimethylsiloxane 10 mg/kg
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP
SACCHARINS 500 mg/kg
SULFITES 50 mg/kg
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP
955 Sucralose (Trichlorogalactosucrose) 150 mg/kg
333(iii) Tricalcium citrate GMP
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP

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

  1. Food Chemistry, H.-D. Belitz & W. Grosch, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1987, pp. 572-576.

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