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Herbs, spices, seasonings and condiments (e.g. seasoning for instant noodles) (12.2)

This category describes items whose use is intended to enhance the aroma and taste of food.

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

One or more subcategories of this category are 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 12.2
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
ASCORBYL ESTERS 500 mg/kg 12.2
950 Acesulfame potassium 2,000 mg/kg 12.2
320 Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) 200 mg/kg 12.2
321 Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) 200 mg/kg 12.2
150d Caramel IV - sulfite ammonia caramel 10,000 mg/kg 12.2
961 Neotame 32 mg/kg 12.2
310 Propyl gallate 200 mg/kg 12.2
SORBATES 1,000 mg/kg 12.2
TOCOPHEROLS 2,000 mg/kg 12.2
319 Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) 200 mg/kg 12.2

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

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