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Sterilized and UHT creams, whipping and whipped creams, and reduced fat creams (plain) (01.4.2)

Description:
Includes every cream, regardless of fat content, which has undergone a higher heat-treatment than pasteurization. Also includes pasteurized creams with a reduced fat content, as well as every cream intended for whipping or being whipped. Sterilized cream is subjected to appropriate heat-treatment in the container in which it is presented to the consumer. Ultra-heat treated (UHT) or ultrapasteurized cream is subjected to the appropriate heat treatment (UHT or ultrapasteurization) in a continuous flow process and aseptically packaged. Cream may also be packaged under pressure (whipped cream).1 Includes whipping cream, heavy cream, whipped pasteurized cream, and whipped cream-type dairy toppings and fillings. Creams or toppings with partial or total replacement of milkfat by other fats are included in sub-category 01.4.4 (cream analogues).

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 01.4.2
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
472a Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 01.4.2
1422 Acetylated distarch adipate GMP 01.4.2
1414 Acetylated distarch phosphate GMP 01.4.2
1401 Acid-treated starch GMP 01.4.2
406 Agar GMP 01.4.2
400 Alginic acid GMP 01.4.2
403 Ammonium alginate GMP 01.4.2
1403 Bleached starch GMP 01.4.2
404 Calcium alginate GMP 01.4.2
170(i) Calcium carbonate GMP 01.4.2
509 Calcium chloride GMP 01.4.2
327 Calcium lactate GMP 01.4.2
516 Calcium sulfate GMP 01.4.2
290 Carbon dioxide GMP 01.4.2
410 Carob bean gum GMP 01.4.2
407 Carrageenan GMP 01.4.2
330 Citric acid GMP 01.4.2
472c Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 01.4.2
1400 Dextrins, roasted starch GMP 01.4.2
472e Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol 6,000 mg/kg 01.4.2
1412 Distarch phosphate GMP 01.4.2
418 Gellan gum GMP 01.4.2
412 Guar gum GMP 01.4.2
414 Gum arabic (Acacia gum) GMP 01.4.2
463 Hydroxypropyl cellulose GMP 01.4.2
1442 Hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate GMP 01.4.2
464 Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose GMP 01.4.2
1440 Hydroxypropyl starch GMP 01.4.2
425 Konjac flour GMP 01.4.2
270 Lactic acid, L-, D- and DL- GMP 01.4.2
472b Lactic and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 01.4.2
322(i) Lecithin GMP 01.4.2
461 Methyl cellulose GMP 01.4.2
465 Methyl ethyl cellulose GMP 01.4.2
460(i) Microcrystalline cellulose (Cellulose gel) GMP 01.4.2
471 Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids GMP 01.4.2
1410 Monostarch phosphate GMP 01.4.2
941 Nitrogen GMP 01.4.2
942 Nitrous oxide GMP 01.4.2
1404 Oxidized starch GMP 01.4.2
PHOSPHATES 2,200 mg/kg 01.4
POLYSORBATES 1,000 mg/kg 01.4.2
440 Pectins GMP 01.4.2
1413 Phosphated distarch phosphate GMP 01.4.2
1200 Polydextroses GMP 01.4.2
475 Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids 6,000 mg/kg 01.4.2
402 Potassium alginate GMP 01.4.2
501(i) Potassium carbonate GMP 01.4.2
508 Potassium chloride GMP 01.4.2
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP 01.4.2
501(ii) Potassium hydrogen carbonate GMP 01.4.2
326 Potassium lactate GMP 01.4.2
460(ii) Powdered cellulose GMP 01.4.2
407a Processed eucheuma seaweed (PES) GMP 01.4.2
401 Sodium alginate GMP 01.4.2
500(i) Sodium carbonate GMP 01.4.2
466 Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Cellulose gum) GMP 01.4.2
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP 01.4.2
500(ii) Sodium hydrogen carbonate GMP 01.4.2
325 Sodium lactate GMP 01.4.2
500(iii) Sodium sesquicarbonate GMP 01.4.2
1420 Starch acetate GMP 01.4.2
1450 Starch sodium octenyl succinate GMP 01.4.2
474 Sucroglycerides 5,000 mg/kg 01.4.2
473a Sucrose Oligoesters, Type I and Type II 5,000 mg/kg 01.4.2
473 Sucrose esters of fatty acids 5,000 mg/kg 01.4.2
417 Tara gum GMP 01.4.2
413 Tragacanth gum GMP 01.4.2
333(iii) Tricalcium citrate GMP 01.4.2
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP 01.4.2
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP 01.4.2
415 Xanthan gum GMP 01.4.2

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


  1. Standard for Cream and Prepared Creams (CODEX STAN 288-1976).

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