Codex Alimentarius To Revise the General Standard for Food Additives - 2019

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Posted By: Nevena Vujosevic

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On July 31, 2019, the Codex Alimentarius has implemented the new General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) by updating GSFA 192-1995.

The updates discussed in the 42nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) of July 8-12, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, had already been highlighted in April.

As reported, proposed draft provisions on food additives include the following:

  • Additives generally permitted for use (e.g. tamarind seed polysaccharide (INS 437) and gum ghatti (INS 419));
  • Colours in the Step process in food categories 05.2 (Confectionery including hard and soft candy, nougats, etc. other than food categories 05.1, 05.3 and 05.4), 05.3 (Chewing gum), 05.4 (Decorations (e.g. for fine bakery wares), toppings (non-fruit) and sweet sauces);
  • Provisions in Table 1 and 2 of the GSFA in food categories 01.0 through 16.0, with the exception of those colours (with exceptions) or sweeteners, adipates, nitrites and nitrates, the provisions in food category 14.2.3 and its subcategories, and provisions awaiting a reply from CCSCH, CCPFV or CCFO2.

Read the full text of the standard here or at Id 2013683 of our Food Law Library to know all of the adopted provisions.