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Food Additive Group Details

IRON OXIDES

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 IRON OXIDES
Number Food Category Max Level Notes
Food Category Hierarchy 01.1.2 Dairy-based drinks, flavoured and/or fermented (e.g., chocolate milk, cocoa, eggnog, drinking yoghurt, whey-based drinks) 20 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.4 Fully preserved, including canned or fermented fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3.4 Semi-preserved fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms (e.g., fish paste), excluding products of food categories 09.3.1 - 09.3.3 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.4 Processed cheese 50 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.5 Cereal and starch based desserts (e.g., rice pudding, tapioca pudding) 75 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.6 Sauces and like products 75 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 06.3 Breakfast cereals, including rolled oats 75 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 07.2 Fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury) and mixes 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.6.2.2 Rind of ripened cheese 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.5 Soups and broths 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 01.7 Dairy-based desserts (e.g., pudding, fruit or flavoured yoghurt) 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 14.1.4 Water-based flavoured drinks, including "sport," "energy," or "electrolyte" drinks and particulated drinks 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.3.3 Salmon substitutes, caviar, and other fish roe products 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.4 Decorations (e.g., for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces 100 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.4 Egg-based desserts (e.g., custard) 150 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.9 Fruit-based desserts, including fruit-flavoured water-based desserts 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.2 Confectionery including hard and soft candy, nougats, etc. other than food categories 05.1, 05.3 and 05.4 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.5 Jams, jellies, marmelades 200 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 09.2.5 Smoked, dried, fermented, and/or salted fish and fish products, including mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms 250 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.7 Candied fruit 250 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.4 Canned or bottled (pasteurized) fruit 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 03.0 Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet 300 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 02.4 Fat-based desserts excluding dairy-based dessert products of food category 01.7 350 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.2 Processed nuts, including coated nuts and nut mixtures (with e.g., dried fruit) 400 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 15.1 Snacks - potato, cereal, flour or starch based (from roots and tubers, pulses and legumes) 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.2.6 Fruit-based spreads (e.g., chutney) excluding products of food category 04.1.2.5 500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 04.1.1.2 Surface-treated fresh fruit 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 08.4 Edible casings (e.g., sausage casings) 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 12.2.2 Seasonings and condiments 1,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 13.6 Food supplements 7,500 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 05.3 Chewing gum 10,000 mg/kg
Food Category Hierarchy 10.1 Fresh eggs GMP

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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