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Food Additive Details

Neotame (961)

Functional Classes
  • Flavour enhancer
  • Sweetener

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GSFA Provisions for Neotame
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) 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.3.2 Beverage whiteners 65 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.1 Bread and ordinary bakery wares 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.3 Breakfast cereals, including rolled oats 160 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 65 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) fruit 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) or retort pouch vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.5 Cereal and starch based desserts (e.g., rice pudding, tapioca pudding) 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.5 Cheese analogues 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.3 Chewing gum 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6.4 Clear sauces (e.g., fish sauce) 12 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.4 Cocoa and chocolate products 80 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.2 Cocoa mixes (syrups) 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.3 Cocoa-based spreads, including fillings 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.5 Coffee, coffee substitutes, tea, herbal infusions, and other hot cereal and grain beverages, excluding cocoa 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.4 Concentrates for vegetable nectar 65 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2 Confectionery including hard and soft candy, nougats, etc. other than food categories 05.1, 05.3 and 05.4 330 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.12 Cooked fruit 65 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.8 Cooked or fried vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.4.4 Cream analogues 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.1.2 Dairy-based drinks, flavoured and/or fermented (e.g., chocolate milk, cocoa, eggnog, drinking yoghurt, whey-based drinks) 20 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.4 Decorations (e.g., for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.5 Dietetic foods (e.g., supplementary foods for dietary use) excluding products of food categories 13.1 - 13.4 and 13.6 65 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.3 Dietetic foods intended for special medical purposes (excluding products of food category 13.1) 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.4 Dietetic formulae for slimming purposes and weight reduction 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.2 Dried fruit 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.2 Dried vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 03.0 Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.4 Egg-based desserts (e.g., custard) 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6.1 Emulsified sauces and dips (e.g., mayonnaise, salad dressing, onion dip) 65 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 10 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.10 Fermented fruit products 65 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 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 80 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.6 Food supplements 90 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.1 Frozen fruit 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.1 Frozen vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.3 Fruit in vinegar, oil, or brine 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.6 Fruit-based spreads (e.g., chutney) excluding products of food category 04.1.2.5 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 10 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2 Herbs, spices, seasonings and condiments (e.g., seasoning for instant noodles) 32 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.5 Imitation chocolate, chocolate substitute products 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.5.2 Milk and cream powder analogues 65 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6.3 Mixes for sauces and gravies 12 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.4 Mustards 12 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6.2 Non-emulsified sauces (e.g., ketchup, cheese sauce, cream sauce, brown gravy) 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g., xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.0 Ready-to-eat savouries 32 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.7 Salads (e.g., macaroni salad, potato salad) and sandwich spreads excluding cocoa- and nut-based spreads of food categories 04.2.2.5 and 05.1.3 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 10 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.5 Soups and broths 20 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.6 Table-top sweeteners, including those containing high-intensity sweeteners GMP
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 33 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) 33 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.2 Vegetable nectar 65 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 10 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.3 Vinegars 12 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 33 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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