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#1 QARegulatoryProfessional

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:37 PM

If citric acid is added to a product in minuscule amounts is it necessary to declare in the ingredient listing?



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:26 PM

As an ingredient or a processing aid?


Because we always have is never an appropriate response!


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:08 PM

An ingredient - for tea with many dried fruits 



#4 Christine P

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 07:28 PM

If it's an ingredient it has to be declared



#5 Ryan M.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

An ingredient - for tea with many dried fruits 

 

Well...let me ask you this.  Why are you adding citric acid?  What is the function of it in the product?  Is it..

 

  1. Reduced pH?
  2. Impart flavor?
  3. Other?

 

Reducing pH could be construed as a processing aid.  Imparting flavor would be an ingredient.

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#6 cperot

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

citric acid would be added as an ingredient to impart flavor



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:50 PM

Hi,

 

IMO declaration as ingredient is necessary.

 

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#8 Nadim

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

how about if it use as preservative..? if it is use as 2 % in the ingredient-A  and  ingredient A is use less then 2% in finish product..?



#9 Gerard H.

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 09:34 AM

Hello,

 

When the citric acid has a function in the final product, it has to be declared. 

  • Preservation is also a function

Kind regards,

 

Gerard Heerkens






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