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#1 irishdams

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:28 PM

dear all, just discovered this forum and really looks great and useful.

 

I have a question:

for a dough conditioner, I'm wondering if the following additives are permitedd in the GCC countries: E481, E341, Amylase, E300, E920.

 

seems that E920 is not permitted, but I cannot find for the amylase.

 

also, as this is not a finishe dproduct, how can I determine the max levels? thanks so much for your help



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:23 PM

dear all, just discovered this forum and really looks great and useful.

 

I have a question:

for a dough conditioner, I'm wondering if the following additives are permitedd in the GCC countries: E481, E341, Amylase, E300, E920.

 

(1) See the attachment in this post -

http://www.ifsqn.com...ai/#entry106846

 

seems that E920 is not permitted, but I cannot find for the amylase.

 

also, as this is not a finishe dproduct, how can I determine the max levels? thanks so much for your help

(2) i presume "this" is the dough conditioner.

 

Hi irishdams,

 

Welcome to the Forum ! :welcome:

 

Hope the above ^^^^^ helps.

 

(2)

3.26   Maximum Use Level of an additive is the highest concentration of the additive determined to be functionally effective in a food or food category and agreed to be safe by the Codex Gulf Standard.

 

It's a good question. I presume the source reference, Codex, addresses this issue (somewhere). Perhaps, assuming a "worst" case scenario, calculated/based on the labelled usage instructions. eg X g of DC per Y gram of finished product (just speculating).


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:52 AM

Hi irishdams, 

 

regarding E920 (L-Cysteine and its hydro chlorides sodium and potassium salts) ,It is approved for wheat flour as Improving Agent ( Annex 1)-  GSO 194/2006

However it is common to be asked by customs for the source of L-Cysteine to assure that it is not coming from pork or non Halal source .

 

I attached the standard 

hope this is help ,

best regards ,

Ehab

 

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:06 AM

hi Ehab,

 

Thks for the attachment. Appears to be a revised draft of the 2006 Wheat Standard.

 

There seem to be a multitude of overlapping (?)  Standards. :smile:

 

(they succeeded in confusing me  :oops2: )


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:16 AM

thanks all for your inputs.

 

yes, it's a dough conditioner made of approx. 50% sugar, salt, 15% E481 and different additives. so I,m struggling to find the category of the food. the cysteine may be allowed in flours, but here it's not a flour...any advices? thanks again



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:03 AM

Hi Charles ,

 

Yes , you are right it is confusing . 

 

Hi Irishdams ,

 

I regret that I do not have an answer for E481 , unfortunately it is not my field ,  however I can suggest you the following :

 

- I know that for Saudi Arabia to import any product ,it should be registered at the Saudi food and drugs Authority (SFDA) the registration shall be done by the importer , the SFDA approving the label during this process and the GCC all are the same if it approved in KSA it is approved in other GCC .

 

- Bellow a link for GSO contact try to contact them , may be you can find an answer 

https://www.gso.org....ebsite/contacts

Also you can search for the GSO relevant to your product .

 

Appreciate if you update us how does it work with you.

hope this can help , 

Ehab






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