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Food Additive Details

Canthaxanthin (161g)

Synonym(s)
  • CI (1975) No 40850
  • CI Food Orange 8
Functional Classes
  • Colour

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GSFA Provisions for Canthaxanthin
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.1 Unripened cheese 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.1 Snacks - potato, cereal, flour or starch based (from roots and tubers, pulses and legumes) 45 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.5 Smoked, dried, fermented, and/or salted fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2.2 Seasonings and condiments 20 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6 Sauces and like products 30 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3.3 Salmon substitutes, caviar, and other fish roe products 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.2 Ripened cheese 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.4.3 Pre-cooked pastas and noodles and like products 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g., xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4.2 Non-carbonated water-based flavoured drinks, including punches and ades 5 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.5.2 Mixes for soups and broths 30 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.6 Fruit-based spreads (e.g., chutney) excluding products of food category 04.1.2.5 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.1 Frozen fish, fish fillets, and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 35 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.1 Fresh eggs GMP
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.4.2 Flavoured processed cheese, including containing fruit, vegetables, meat, etc. 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.2.2 Fat spreads, dairy fat spreads and blended spreads 15 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 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.4 Egg-based desserts (e.g., custard) 15 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 10 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.4.2 Dried pastas and noodles and like products 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.6 Distilled spirituous beverages containing more than 15% alcohol 5 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) 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 08.3.1.1 Cured (including salted) non-heat treated processed comminuted meat, poultry, and game products 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4.3 Concentrates (liquid or solid) for water-based flavoured drinks 5 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.5 Cheese analogues 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.5 Cereal and starch based desserts (e.g., rice pudding, tapioca pudding) 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4.1 Carbonated water-based flavoured drinks 5 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 5 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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