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Food Additive Group Details

BENZOATES

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 BENZOATES
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.7 Aromatized alcoholic beverages (e.g., beer, wine and spirituous cooler-type beverages, low alcoholic refreshers) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.0 Bakery wares 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.5 Cereal and starch based desserts (e.g., rice pudding, tapioca pudding) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.3 Chewing gum 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.2 Cider and perry 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.3 Cocoa-based spreads, including fillings 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.5 Coffee, coffee substitutes, tea, herbal infusions, and other hot cereal and grain beverages, excluding cocoa 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.2.3 Concentrates for fruit juice 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.3 Concentrates for fruit nectar 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.4 Concentrates for vegetable nectar 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2 Confectionery including hard and soft candy, nougats, etc. other than food categories 05.1, 05.3 and 05.4 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.12 Cooked fruit 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.4.2 Cooked mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.2.2.8 Cooked or fried vegetables (including mushrooms and fungi, roots and tubers, pulses and legumes, and aloe vera), and seaweeds 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 08.3.1.2 Cured (including salted) and dried non-heat treated processed comminuted meat, poultry, and game products 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 08.2.1.2 Cured (including salted) and dried non-heat treated processed meat, poultry, and game products in whole pieces or cuts 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.4 Decorations (e.g., for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.5 Dietetic foods (e.g., supplementary foods for dietary use) excluding products of food categories 13.1 - 13.4 and 13.6 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.3 Dietetic foods intended for special medical purposes (excluding products of food category 13.1) 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.4 Dietetic formulae for slimming purposes and weight reduction 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.2 Dried fruit 800 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.4 Egg-based desserts (e.g., custard) 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.2.2 Fat spreads, dairy fat spreads and blended spreads 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.10 Fermented fruit products 1,000 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 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.6 Food supplements 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.11 Fruit fillings for pastries 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.3 Fruit in vinegar, oil, or brine 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.2.1 Fruit juice 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.3.1 Fruit nectar 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.8 Fruit preparations, including pulp, purees, fruit toppings and coconut milk 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.6 Fruit-based spreads (e.g., chutney) excluding products of food category 04.1.2.5 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.1.5 Imitation chocolate, chocolate substitute products 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.2.1 Liquid egg products 5,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.5 Mead 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.4 Mustards 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.4 Other sugars and syrups (e.g., xylose, maple syrup, sugar toppings) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.4.3 Pre-cooked pastas and noodles and like products 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.7 Salads (e.g., macaroni salad, potato salad) and sandwich spreads excluding cocoa- and nut-based spreads of food categories 04.2.2.5 and 05.1.3 1,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6 Sauces and like products 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2.2 Seasonings and condiments 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.5 Smoked, dried, fermented, and/or salted fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.1 Snacks - potato, cereal, flour or starch based (from roots and tubers, pulses and legumes) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.5 Soups and broths 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 11.6 Table-top sweeteners, including those containing high-intensity sweeteners 2,000 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 3,000 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) 1,000 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 2,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.3 Vinegars 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 600 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.2.4 Wines (other than grape) 1,000 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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