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Food Additive Group Details

HYDROXYBENZOATES, PARA-

The provisions that follow are defined at the additive group level, and thus apply to the total content of the additives participating in this group. Additives that make up this group are provided for reference only.

Participating Additive(s)

INS No. Additive Name
GSFA Provisions for HYDROXYBENZOATES, PARA-
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g. beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.5 Cheese analogues 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.3 Chewing gum 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.2 Cider and perry 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.3 Cocoa-based spreads, including fillings 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.5 Coffee, coffee substitutes, tea, herbal infusions, and other hot cereal and grain beverages, excluding cocoa 450 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2 Confectionery including hard and soft candy, nougats, etc. other than food categories 05.1, 05.3 and 05.4 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g. pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 120 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.4 Decorations (e.g. for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.2 Dried fruit 800 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 08.4 Edible casings (e.g. sausage casings) 36 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.3 Fat emulsions mainly of type oil-in-water, including mixed and/or flavoured products based on fat emulsions 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.2.2 Fat spreads, dairy fat spreads and blended spreads 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.10 Fermented fruit products 800 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.7 Fermented vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera) and seaweed products, excluding fermented soybean products of food categories 06.8.6, 06.8.7, 12.9.1, 12.9.2.1 and 12.9.2.3 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 800 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.3 Fruit in vinegar, oil, or brine 250 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 800 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 800 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.6 Fruit-based spreads (e.g. chutney) excluding products of food category 04.1.2.5 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.5 Imitation chocolate, chocolate substitute products 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 250 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.5 Mead 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.4 Mustards 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g. xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.4 Processed cheese 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.2 Processed nuts, including coated nuts and nut mixtures (with e.g. dried fruit) 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6 Sauces and like products 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.1 Snacks - potato, cereal, flour or starch based (from roots and tubers, pulses and legumes) 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.6 Vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweed, and nut and seed pulps and preparations (e.g. vegetable desserts and sauces, candied vegetables) other than food category 04.2.2.5 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.5 Vegetable (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweed, and nut and seed purees and spreads (e.g., peanut butter) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.3 Vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds in vinegar, oil, brine, or soybean sauce 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.3 Vinegars 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.4 Wines (other than grape) 200 mg/kg

Note: Unless otherwise specified, food additive provisions apply to the food category indicated (e.g. Dairy), as well as to all subcategories of that category (e.g. Cheese, Ripened Cheese, etc.).

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