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#1 Gloria Leustek

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

Hi, in https://www.fda.gov/...n/ucm265446.pdf it says
"However, products that are spices or spice blends, flavors or colors must list each ingredient by name. FD&C Act 403(i)(2) and 21 CFR 101.22(h)(1) "

I have been trying to call the FDA and get clarification, but no one ever calls me back.

 

If 2 or 3 different types of the same spice are used, ex. paprika, does each different cultivation have to be listed? ex. Hungarian paprika, Spanish paprika, etc.? or just "paprika?

Can someone please advise?
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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

You shouldn't have to list specific species unless one of them is considered a dietary hazard.  So, using "Paprika" should be fine. 

 

Flavors and color additives are specifically unique, so you can't say "yellow color" for "Yellow 1 and Yellow 2". 

 

The goal is to make consumers aware of any ingredient that may be a dietary concern.  So crowding up the label with extensive lists of species of GRAS ingredients such as paprika, may be confusing.

 

If anything, look at similar consumer products, and use that as a guide.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

Hi, in https://www.fda.gov/...n/ucm265446.pdf it says
"However, products that are spices or spice blends, flavors or colors must list each ingredient by name. FD&C Act 403(i)(2) and 21 CFR 101.22(h)(1) "

I have been trying to call the FDA and get clarification, but no one ever calls me back.

 

If 2 or 3 different types of the same spice are used, ex. paprika, does each different cultivation have to be listed? ex. Hungarian paprika, Spanish paprika, etc.? or just "paprika?

Can someone please advise?
Thanks Gloria

Gloria Hi,

 

Are they the same specification and just from different suppliers or are they commonly known by their different names?

 

Cheers

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#4 Gloria Leustek

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:52 PM

Hi, thanks for the reply,

Yes, they are from different suppliers

They are types like, Hungarian hot, Hungarian sweet,  Spanish smoked sweet, and a few more.

 

How would these be listed on the bottle?

 

Can I just list as "paprika"? or do they all need to be described?


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:54 PM

Like I said... too, no one at the FDA calls me back, no matter how many messages I have left.
I would really like clarification.. thanks :-D

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

Sorry, so do you blend spices and sell spices i.e you said 'Hungarian sweet' so you blend them and sell them on or do you manufacture say a ready meal and they are contained within?


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:19 PM

Sorry, yes to clarify, it is a blend of spices for sale. Thanks

And these are not mine, I'm asking for a friend


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:19 PM

Sorry, yes to clarify, it is a blend of spices for sale. Thanks

And these are not mine, I'm asking for a friend


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

Hi, going by the fda then it states you must name the ingredients within the blend not just for example, Paprika contains: Hungarian paprika and Spanish paprika blend.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

But that is my question, it just says "ingredients" and Paprika is an ingredient.
" must list each ingredient by name".. it's all Paprika

How specific do I need to be.
If I'm listing others, then it's (for example) Oregano, Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Tarragon... none of the others specify the "type" of Oregano or the "type" of Tarragon, so why would I need to list the types of Paprika.
this is what I need clarification on

I hope you understand my dilemma ..

Thanks Gloria

 


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

What do you mean by 'If im listing others'?

 

Also are you blending say 2 different types of paprika to make your own blwnd of paprika?


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:53 PM

Just put 'Paprika' looking at it


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:58 PM

If its organic:- Ingredients: Organic Paprika for example

 

If you write a spec then on that you would stipulate coutrys of origin / types


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:24 PM

What do you mean by 'If im listing others'?

 

Also are you blending say 2 different types of paprika to make your own blwnd of paprika?

Yes, exactly, it's a Paprika blend.


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