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Food Additive Details

Aspartame (951)

Synonym(s)
  • APM
  • Aspartyl phenylalanine methyl ester
Functional Classes
  • Flavour enhancer
  • Sweetener

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GSFA Provisions for Aspartame
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.3 Vinegars 3,000 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 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.2 Vegetable nectar 600 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 04.2.2.6 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 01.6.1 Unripened cheese 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.6 Table-top sweeteners, including those containing high-intensity sweeteners GMP
Food Category Hierarchy 12.5 Soups and broths 1,200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2.2 Soft candy 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2.2 Seasonings and condiments 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6 Sauces and like products 350 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 05.1.3 350 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.0 Ready-to-eat savouries 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2 Processed fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g., xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2.3 Nougats and marzipans 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.4 Mustards 350 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.5.2 Milk and cream powder analogues 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.5 Imitation chocolate, chocolate substitute products 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2.1 Hard candy 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 300 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 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.1 Fruit nectar 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.3 Fruit in vinegar, oil, or brine 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.1 Frozen fruit 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.6 Food supplements 5,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 1,700 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 2,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.10 Fermented fruit products 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.4 Egg-based desserts (e.g., custard) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 03.0 Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.2 Dried fruit 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.4 Dietetic formulae for slimming purposes and weight reduction 800 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.3 Dietetic foods intended for special medical purposes (excluding products of food category 13.1) 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.4 Decorations (e.g., for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces 1,000 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) 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.4.4 Cream analogues 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.12 Cooked fruit 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.4 Concentrates for vegetable nectar 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.3 Concentrates for fruit nectar 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.5 Coffee, coffee substitutes, tea, herbal infusions, and other hot cereal and grain beverages, excluding cocoa 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.3 Cocoa-based spreads, including fillings 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.2 Cocoa mixes (syrups) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.1 Cocoa mixes (powders) and cocoa mass/cake 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.4 Cocoa and chocolate products 3,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.3 Chewing gum 10,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.5 Cheese analogues 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.5 Cereal and starch based desserts (e.g., rice pudding, tapioca pudding) 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) fruit 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.3 Breakfast cereals, including rolled oats 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.1 Bread and ordinary bakery wares 4,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.3.2 Beverage whiteners 6,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 600 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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