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Follow-up formulae (13.1.2)

Food intended for use as a liquid part of the complementary feeding of infants (aged at least 6 months) and for young children (aged 1-3 years).1 They may be ready-to-eat or in a powdered form to be reconstituted with water. Products, other than those under food category13.1.3, may be soy based hydrolyzed protein and/or amino acid-based, or milk-based.

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 13.1.2
INS No. Food Additive or Group Max Level Notes Defined In
ASCORBYL ESTERS 50 mg/kg 13.1.2
300 Ascorbic acid, L- 50 mg/kg 13.1.2
302 Calcium ascorbate 50 mg/kg 13.1.2
301 Sodium ascorbate 50 mg/kg 13.1.2
407 Carrageenan 300 mg/kg 13.1.2
412 Guar gum 1,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
410 Carob bean gum 1,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
471 Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids 4,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
1414 Acetylated distarch phosphate 5,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
1422 Acetylated distarch adipate 5,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
1412 Distarch phosphate 5,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
1413 Phosphated distarch phosphate 5,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
322(i) Lecithin 5,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
440 Pectins 10,000 mg/kg 13.1.2
526 Calcium hydroxide GMP 13.1.2
330 Citric acid GMP 13.1.2
270 Lactic acid, L-, D- and DL- GMP 13.1.2
331(iii) Trisodium citrate GMP 13.1.2
332(ii) Tripotassium citrate GMP 13.1.2
524 Sodium hydroxide GMP 13.1.2
500(ii) Sodium hydrogen carbonate GMP 13.1.2
331(i) Sodium dihydrogen citrate GMP 13.1.2
500(i) Sodium carbonate GMP 13.1.2
525 Potassium hydroxide GMP 13.1.2
501(ii) Potassium hydrogen carbonate GMP 13.1.2
332(i) Potassium dihydrogen citrate GMP 13.1.2
501(i) Potassium carbonate GMP 13.1.2

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

  1. For example, diet soda is found in, and low-joule jam is found in

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