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Fresh eggs (10.1)

Fresh in-shell eggs are not expected to contain additives. However, colours may be used for decorating, dyeing or stamping the exterior surfaces of shell eggs. In the FCS, a notation for "for decoration, stamping, marking or branding the product (surface treatment) accommodates this.

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 10.1
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
129 Allura red AC 100 mg/kg 10.1
133 Brilliant blue FCF GMP 10.1
CAROTENOIDS 1,000 mg/kg 10.1
161g Canthaxanthin GMP 10.1
150c Caramel III - ammonia caramel 20,000 mg/kg 10.1
150d Caramel IV - sulfite ammonia caramel 20,000 mg/kg 10.1
120 Carmines GMP 10.1
160a(ii) beta-Carotenes, vegetable 1,000 mg/kg 10.1
143 Fast green FCF GMP 10.1
163(ii) Grape skin extract 1,500 mg/kg 10.1
132 Indigotine (Indigo carmine) 300 mg/kg 10.1
124 Ponceau 4R (Cochineal red A) 500 mg/kg 10.1
RIBOFLAVINS 300 mg/kg 10.1
110 Sunset yellow FCF GMP 10.1

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

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