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#1 asith

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:52 AM

Dear All,

 

Can any one can advice according to FDA(USA) food labelling rules does sulfite need to written with caramel color if sulfite mentioned in the Contains statement. 



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 08:01 PM

https://farrp.unl.edu/sulfites-usa says that "Sulfites must be declared in these cases when the concentration in the food is ≥10 ppm total SO2.  [21 CFR 101.100 (a)(4)". It is important to note that this applies to added sulfites.

 

So, if an ingredient like caramel coloring has, say, 35 ppm sulfites, but is only 0.5% of a formulation, then the final amount of added sulfites is 0.175 pmm and so should not be declared.



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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:58 AM

Dear All,

 

Can any one can advice according to FDA(USA) food labelling rules does sulfite need to written with caramel color if sulfite mentioned in the Contains statement. 

 

Seems like some caramel colorings can be tricky with respect to sulphites, eg -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...el/#entry138111

 

 

Note also that the Regulation 10 ppm refers to total (Monier -Williams measured) SO2, not "sulphite", ,eg this thread -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...te/#entry106161


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Charles.C





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