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Salt Substitutes (12.1.2)

Description:
Salt substitutes are seasonings with reduced sodium content intended to be used on food in place of salt.

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 12.1.2
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
FERROCYANIDES 20 mg/kg 12.1.2
297 Fumaric acid GMP 12.1.2
418 Gellan gum GMP 12.1.2
1404 Oxidized starch GMP 12.1.2
440 Pectins GMP 12.1.2
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP 12.1.2
460(ii) Powdered cellulose GMP 12.1.2
412 Guar gum GMP 12.1.2
414 Gum arabic (Acacia gum) GMP 12.1.2
463 Hydroxypropyl cellulose GMP 12.1.2
464 Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose GMP 12.1.2
1440 Hydroxypropyl starch GMP 12.1.2
300 Ascorbic acid, L- GMP 12.1.2
170(i) Calcium carbonate GMP 12.1.2
509 Calcium chloride GMP 12.1.2
327 Calcium lactate GMP 12.1.2
471 Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids GMP 12.1.2
413 Tragacanth gum GMP 12.1.2
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP 12.1.2
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP 12.1.2
415 Xanthan gum GMP 12.1.2
1414 Acetylated distarch phosphate GMP 12.1.2
406 Agar GMP 12.1.2
400 Alginic acid GMP 12.1.2
472e Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol 16,000 mg/kg 12.1.2
407 Carrageenan GMP 12.1.2
330 Citric acid GMP 12.1.2
472c Citric and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 12.1.2
416 Karaya gum GMP 12.1.2
425 Konjac flour GMP 12.1.2
270 Lactic acid, L-, D- and DL- GMP 12.1.2
472b Lactic and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 12.1.2
322(i) Lecithin GMP 12.1.2
504(i) Magnesium carbonate GMP 12.1.2
511 Magnesium chloride GMP 12.1.2
504(ii) Magnesium hydroxide carbonate GMP 12.1.2
528 Magnesium hydroxide GMP 12.1.2
466 Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (Cellulose gum) GMP 12.1.2
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP 12.1.2
365 Sodium fumarates GMP 12.1.2
576 Sodium gluconate GMP 12.1.2
260 Acetic acid, glacial GMP 12.1.2
472a Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerol GMP 12.1.2
296 Malic acid, DL- GMP 12.1.2
421 Mannitol GMP 12.1.2
461 Methyl cellulose GMP 12.1.2
465 Methyl ethyl cellulose GMP 12.1.2
460(i) Microcrystalline cellulose (Cellulose gel) GMP 12.1.2
PHOSPHATES 4,400 mg/kg 12.1.2
508 Potassium chloride GMP 12.1.2
470(i) Salts of myristic, palmitic and stearic acids with ammonia, calcium, potassium and sodium GMP 12.1.2
470(ii) Salts of oleic acid with calcium, potassium and sodium GMP 12.1.2
262(i) Sodium acetate GMP 12.1.2
500(i) Sodium carbonate GMP 12.1.2

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


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