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michela78

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Hi,
Probably you have just faced this issue, but I did not find any answer...in the US label, the ingredients has to be in decrescent order even if the %is lower than 2 as well as for the EU? Thanks a lot.Very appreciated your help. Michela



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:27 PM

Can't speak for EU. In the US if you use the "contains 2% or less of:" declaration, the ingredients after that declaration do not need to be in order of predominance.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

thanks a lot for your prompt reply. Could you please give the FDA reference? Thanks again



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

21 CFR 101.4(a)(2)

 

(2) The descending order of predominance requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section do not apply to ingredients present in amounts of 2 percent or less by weight when a listing of these ingredients is placed at the end of the ingredient statement following an appropriate quantifying statement, e.g., "Contains _ percent or less of ___" or "Less than _ percent of ___." The blank percentage within the quantifying statement shall be filled in with a threshold level of 2 percent, or, if desired, 1.5 percent, 1.0 percent, or 0.5 percent, as appropriate. No ingredient to which the quantifying phrase applies may be present in an amount greater than the stated threshold.

 


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