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Dried whey and whey products, excluding whey cheeses (01.8.2)

Description:
Whey powders are prepared by spray- or roller-drying whey or acid whey from which the major portion of the milkfat has been removed.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 01.8.2
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
928 Benzoyl peroxide 100 mg/kg 01.8.2
170(i) Calcium carbonate 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
509 Calcium chloride GMP 01.8.2
526 Calcium hydroxide GMP 01.8.2
552 Calcium silicate 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
1442 Hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
322(i) Lecithin GMP 01.8.2
504(i) Magnesium carbonate 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
530 Magnesium oxide 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
553(i) Magnesium silicate, synthetic 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
460(i) Microcrystalline cellulose (Cellulose gel) 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
PHOSPHATES 4,400 mg/kg 01.8.2
501(i) Potassium carbonate GMP 01.8.2
508 Potassium chloride GMP 01.8.2
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP 01.8.2
501(ii) Potassium hydrogen carbonate GMP 01.8.2
525 Potassium hydroxide GMP 01.8.2
460(ii) Powdered cellulose 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
551 Silicon dioxide, amorphous 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
554 Sodium aluminium silicate 1,140 mg/kg 01.8.2
500(i) Sodium carbonate GMP 01.8.2
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP 01.8.2
500(ii) Sodium hydrogen carbonate GMP 01.8.2
524 Sodium hydroxide GMP 01.8.2
500(iii) Sodium sesquicarbonate GMP 01.8.2
TOCOPHEROLS 200 mg/kg 01.8
553(iii) Talc 10,000 mg/kg 01.8.2
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP 01.8.2
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP 01.8.2

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


  1. Standard for Whey Powder (CODEX STAN 289-1995).

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