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Salt Substitutes (12.1.2)

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
260 Acetic acid, glacial GMP 12.1.2
330 Citric acid GMP 12.1.2
300 Ascorbic acid, L- GMP 12.1.2
472e Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol 16,000 mg/kg 12.1.2
170(i) Calcium carbonate GMP 12.1.2
327 Calcium lactate GMP 12.1.2
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP 12.1.2
365 Sodium fumarates GMP 12.1.2
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP 12.1.2
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP 12.1.2
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP 12.1.2
262(i) Sodium acetate GMP 12.1.2
500(i) Sodium carbonate GMP 12.1.2
270 Lactic acid, L-, D- and DL- GMP 12.1.2
504(i) Magnesium carbonate GMP 12.1.2
504(ii) Magnesium hydroxide carbonate GMP 12.1.2
528 Magnesium hydroxide GMP 12.1.2
296 Malic acid, DL- GMP 12.1.2
PHOSPHATES 4,400 mg/kg 12.1.2
FERROCYANIDES 20 mg/kg 12.1.2
297 Fumaric acid GMP 12.1.2

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

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