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Posted 28 March 2022 - 11:52 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

I'm having a debate with myself, perhaps someone can settle it.

 

Where grated cheese is used in a product that contains potato starch - should the potato starch always be declared on the ingredients list with the cheese?

E.G Cheddar Cheese (contains potato starch) OR Cheddar Cheese

 

Thanks,

 

Lucy



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Posted 28 March 2022 - 12:05 PM

Hi Lucy,

 

(depending on your country), in this case I m not sure the question is whether to label the potato starch, but whether you need to list the ingredients of the cheese?



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Posted 28 March 2022 - 12:05 PM

It needs to be declared

 

How you declare it will depend on the regulations of the country of sale at retail


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Posted 28 March 2022 - 12:07 PM

Apologies, this is for sale in UK



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Posted 28 March 2022 - 12:38 PM

I m not sure about post-Brexit UK regulations, but following EU regulation EU 1169/2011 Annex 7 Part E, you need to list all the ingredients of the cheese as it contains further ingredients as those listed in EU1169/2011 Art.19 d) - unless you can find a workaround in Art. 20 but I m not sure anticaking agents can be considered as processing aids. 

Also, still in EU regulation, "contains X" is not a valid list of ingredients. 

When in doubt about similar questions, I used to look up products I knew would have the same issues produced by leading brands and take inspiration from those =)






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