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Food Additive Group Details

SULFITES

The provisions that follow are defined at the additive group level, and thus apply to the total content of the additives participating in this group. Additives that make up this group are provided for reference only.

Participating Additive(s)

INS No. Additive Name
GSFA Provisions for SULFITES
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
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 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.4 Mustards 250 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.4 Concentrates for vegetable nectar 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.3 Concentrates for fruit nectar 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.2.4 Concentrates for vegetable juice 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.2.3 Concentrates for fruit juice 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.2 Dried fruit 1,000 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) 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.1 Frozen fish, fish fillets, and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 150 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.1 Frozen fruit 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.1.2 Surface-treated fresh fruit 30 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 04.2.2.5 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.3 Grape wines 350 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.1.3 Soft white sugar, soft brown sugar, glucose syrup, dried glucose syrup, raw cane sugar 20 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.2 Vegetable nectar 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.1 Fruit nectar 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.2.2 Vegetable juice 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.2.1 Fruit juice 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.3 Fruit in vinegar, oil, or brine 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.1 Snacks - potato, cereal, flour or starch based (from roots and tubers, pulses and legumes) 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 250 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.6 Distilled spirituous beverages containing more than 15% alcohol 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.5 Mead 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.4 Wines (other than grape) 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.2 Cider and perry 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.1 Beer and malt beverages 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6 Sauces and like products 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.3 Vinegars 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2.2 Seasonings and condiments 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2.1 Herbs and spices 150 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g., xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 40 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.3 Sugar solutions and syrups, also (partially) inverted, including treacle and molasses, excluding products of food category 11.1.3 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.2 Brown sugar excluding products of food category 11.1.3 40 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.1.5 Plantation or mill white sugar 70 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.1.2 Powdered sugar, powdered dextrose 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.1.1 White sugar, dextrose anhydrous, dextrose monohydrate, fructose 15 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.5 Smoked, dried, fermented, and/or salted fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 30 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.4.2 Cooked mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 150 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.1.2 Fresh mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.4.3 Pre-cooked pastas and noodles and like products 20 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.2.2 Starches 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.2.1 Flours 200 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 12.9.2.3 500 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 50 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 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.10 Fermented fruit products 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 100 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 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.1.3 Peeled, cut or shredded fresh vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), seaweeds, and nuts and seeds 50 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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