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Miscellaneous Food Additives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Use of miscellaneous additives

  5. 4.Use of miscellaneous additives in or on compound foods

  6. 5.Sale of food additives and food containing miscellaneous additives

  7. 6.Condemnation of food

  8. 7.Offences, penalties and enforcement

  9. 8.Defence in relation to exports

  10. 9.Application of various provisions of the Order

  11. 10.Revocation and amendments

  12. 11.Transitional provisions and exemptions

  13. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Miscellaneous Additives Generally Permitted for use in Foods not referred to in Schedule 6, 7 or 8

      1. 1.Notes:

      2. 2.The substances E 290, E 938, E 939, E 941,...

      3. 3.The substances E 410, E 412, E 415 and E...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Conditionally Permitted Preservatives and Antioxidants

      1. Part A Sorbates, benzoates and p-hydroxybenzoates

      2. Part B Sulphur dioxide and sulphites

      3. Part C Other preservatives

      4. Part D Other antioxidants

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Other Permitted Miscellaneous Additives

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Permitted Carriers and Carrier Solvents

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Purity Criteria

      1. E 170(i).Calcium carbonate

      2. E 200.Sorbic acid

      3. E 202.Potassium sorbate

      4. E 203.Calcium sorbate

      5. E 210.Benzoic acid

      6. E 211.Sodium benzoate

      7. E 212.Potassium benzoate

      8. E 213.Calcium benzoate

      9. E 214.Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate

      10. E 215.Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoate

      11. E 216.Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

      12. E 217.Sodium propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

      13. E 218.Methyl p-hydroxybenzoate

      14. E 219.Sodium methyl p-hydroxybenzoate

      15. E 220.Sulphur dioxide

      16. E 221.Sodium sulphite (anhydrous or heptahydrate)

      17. E 222.Sodium hydrogen sulphite

      18. E 223.Sodium metabisulphite

      19. E 224.Potassium metabisulphite

      20. E 226.Calcium sulphite

      21. E 227.Calcium hydrogen sulphite

      22. E 228.Potassium hydrogen sulphite

      23. E 230.Biphenyl, diphenyl

      24. E 231.Orthophenyl phenol

      25. E 232.Sodium orthophenyl phenol

      26. E 233.Thiabendazole

      27. E 234.Nisin

      28. E 239.Hexamethylene tetramine

      29. E 249.Potassium nitrite

      30. E 250.Sodium nitrite

      31. E 251.Sodium nitrate

      32. E 252.Potassium nitrate

      33. E 260.Acetic acid

      34. E 261.Potassium acetate

      35. E 262(i).Sodium acetate

      36. Sodium acetate, anhydrous

      37. Sodium acetate

      38. E 262(ii).Sodium diacetate

      39. E 263.Calcium acetate

      40. E 270.Lactic acid

      41. E 280.Propionic acid

      42. E 281.Sodium propionate

      43. E 282.Calcium propionate

      44. E 283.Potassium propionate

      45. E 290.Carbon dioxide

      46. E 296.Malic acid

      47. E 297.Fumaric acid

      48. E 300.Ascorbic acid

      49. E 301.Sodium ascorbate

      50. E 302.Calcium ascorbate

      51. E 304.Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid

      52. E 304(i).Ascorbyl palmitate

      53. E 306.Tocopherol-rich extract

      54. E 307.Alpha-tocopherol

      55. E 308.Gamma-tocopherol

      56. E 309.Delta-tocopherol

      57. E 310.Propyl gallate

      58. E 311.Octyl gallate

      59. E 312.Dodecyl gallate

      60. E 320.Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

      61. E 321.Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

      62. E 322.Lecithins

      63. E 325.Sodium lactate

      64. E 326.Potassium lactate

      65. E 327.Calcium lactate

      66. E 330.Citric acid

      67. E 331(i).Monosodium citrate

      68. E 331(ii).Disodium citrate

      69. E 331(iii).Trisodium citrate

      70. E 332(i).Monopotassium citrate

      71. E 332(ii).Tripotassium citrate

      72. E 333(i).Monocalcium citrate

      73. E 333(ii).Dicalcium citrate

      74. E 333(iii).Tricalcium citrate

      75. E 334.L-(+)-Tartaric acid

      76. E 335(i).Monosodium L-(+)-tartrate

      77. E 335(ii).Disodium L-(+)-tartrate

      78. E 336(i).Monopotassium L-(+)-tartrate

      79. E336(ii).Dipotassium L-(+)-tartrate

      80. E 337.Sodium potassium L-(+)-tartrate

      81. E 338.Phosphoric acid

      82. E 339(i).Monosodium phosphate

      83. E 339(ii).Disodium phosphate

      84. E 339(iii).Trisodium phosphate

      85. E 340(i).Monopotassium phosphate

      86. E 340(ii).Dipotassium phosphate

      87. E 340(iii).Tripotassium phosphate

      88. E 341(i).Monocalcium phosphate

      89. E 341(ii).Dicalcium phosphate

      90. E 340(iii).Tricalcium phosphate

      91. E 350(i).Sodium malate

      92. E 350(ii).Sodium hydrogen malate

      93. E 351.Potassium malate

      94. E 352(i).Calcium malate

      95. E 352(ii).Calcium hydrogen malate

      96. E 353.Metatartaric acid

      97. E 355.Adipic acid

      98. E 363.Succinic acid

      99. E 380.Triammonium citrate

      100. E 385.Calcium disodium ethylenediamine — N N N'N' — tetra-acetate

      101. E 400.Alginic acid

      102. E 401.Sodium alginate

      103. E 402.Potassium alginate

      104. E 403.Ammonium alginate

      105. E 404.Calcium alginate

      106. E 405.Propane-1,2-diol alginate

      107. E 406.Agar

      108. E 407.Carrageenan

      109. E 410.Locust bean gum

      110. E 412.Guar gum

      111. E 413.Tragacanth

      112. E 414.Acacia

      113. E 415.Xanthan gum

      114. E 416.Karaya gum

      115. E 420(i).Sorbitol

      116. E 420(ii).Sorbitol syrup

      117. E 421.Mannitol

      118. E 422.Glycerol

      119. E 432.Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate

      120. E 433.Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate

      121. E 434.Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate

      122. E 435.Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate

      123. E 436.Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate

      124. E 440(i).Pectin

      125. E 440(ii).Amidated pectin

      126. E 442.Ammonium phosphatides

      127. E 450(i).Disodium diphosphate

      128. E 450(ii).Trisodium diphosphate

      129. E 450(iii).Tetrasodium diphosphate

      130. E 450(v).Tetrapotassium diphosphate

      131. E 450(vi).Dicalcium diphosphate

      132. E 451(i).Pentasodium triphosphate

      133. E 451(ii).Pentapotassium triphosphate

      134. E 452(i).Sodium polyphosphate

      135. E 452(ii).Potassium polyphosphate

      136. E 452(iv).Calcium polyphosphates

      137. E 460(i).Microcrystalline cellulose

      138. E 460(ii).Powdered cellulose

      139. E 461.Methylcellulose

      140. E 463.Hydroxypropylcellulose

      141. E 464.Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose

      142. E 465.Ethylmethylcellulose

      143. E 466.Carboxymethylcellulose

      144. E 470a.Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids

      145. E 471.Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      146. E 472(a).Acetic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      147. E 472(b).Lactic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      148. E 472(c).Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      149. E 472(d).Tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      150. E 472(e).Mono-and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      151. E 472(f).Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

      152. E 473.Sucrose esters of fatty acids

      153. E 474.Sucroglycerides

      154. E 475.Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids

      155. E 476.Polyglycerol polyricinoleate

      156. E 477.Propane-1,2-diol esters of fatty acids

      157. E 481.Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate

      158. E 482.Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate

      159. E 483.Stearyl tartrate

      160. E 491.Sorbitan monostearate

      161. E 492.Sorbitan tristearate

      162. E 493.Sorbitan monolaurate

      163. E 494.Sorbitan monooleate

      164. E 495.Sorbitan monopalmitate

      165. E 500(i).Sodium carbonate

      166. E 500(ii).Sodium hydrogen carbonate

      167. E 500(iii).Sodium sesquicarbonate

      168. E 501(i).Potassium carbonate

      169. E 501(ii).Potassium hydrogen carbonate

      170. E 503(i).Ammonium carbonate

      171. E 503(ii).Ammonium hydrogen carbonate

      172. E 504.Magnesium carbonates

      173. Magnesium carbonate, heavy

      174. Magnesium carbonate, light

      175. E 507.Hydrochloric acid

      176. E 508.Potassium chloride

      177. E 509.Calcium chloride

      178. Calcium chloride, anhydrous

      179. Calcium chloride

      180. E 513.Sulphuric acid

      181. E 514(i).Sodium sulphate

      182. E 515(i).Potassium sulphate

      183. E 516.Calcium sulphate

      184. E 522.Aluminium potassium sulphate

      185. E 524.Sodium hydroxide

      186. E 525.Potassium hydroxide

      187. E 526.Calcium hydroxide

      188. E 527.Ammonium hydroxide

      189. E 528.Magnesium hydroxide

      190. E 529.Calcium oxide

      191. E 530.Magnesium oxide

      192. Magnesium oxide, heavy

      193. Note 1:

      194. Note 2:

      195. Magnesium oxide, light

      196. E 535.Sodium ferrocyanide

      197. E 536.Potassium ferrocyanide

      198. E 541.Sodium aluminium phosphate, acidic

      199. E 551.Silicon dioxide

      200. E 552.Calcium silicate

      201. E 553a(i).Magnesium silicate

      202. E 553a(ii).Magnesium trisilicate

      203. E 553b.Talc

      204. E 554.Sodium aluminium silicate

      205. E 556.Calcium aluminium silicate

      206. E 559.Aluminium silicate (Kaolin)

      207. Kaolin, heavy

      208. Kaolin, light

      209. E 575.Glucono-delta-lactone

      210. E 576.Sodium gluconate

      211. E 577.Potassium gluconate

      212. E 578.Calcium gluconate

      213. E 621.Monosodium glutamate

      214. E 627.Disodium guanylate

      215. E 631.Disodium inosinate

      216. E 635.Disodium 5' -ribonucleotides

      217. E 640.Glycine

      218. E 900.Dimethylpolysiloxane

      219. E 901.Beeswax, white and yellow

      220. Beeswax, white

      221. Beeswax, yellow

      222. E 903.Carnauba wax

      223. E 904.Shellac

      224. E 941.Nitrogen

      225. E 942.Nitrous oxide

      226. E 948.Oxygen

      227. E 950.Acesulfame potassium

      228. E 951.Aspartame

      229. E 953.Isomalt

      230. E 957.Thaumatin

      231. E 959.Neohesperidine DC

      232. E 965(i).Maltitol

      233. E 965(ii).Maltitol syrup

      234. E 966.Lactitol

      235. E 967.Xylitol

      236. E 999.Extract of Quillaia

      237. E 1200.Polydextrose

      238. Propane-1,2-diol (propylene glycol)

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Foods in which Miscellaneous Additives listed in Schedule 1 are generally prohibited

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Foods in which a limited number of Miscellaneous Additives listed in Schedule 1 may be used

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Miscellaneous Additives permitted in Foods for Infants and Young Children

      1. 1.Notes

      2. 2.The maximum levels of use indicated refer to foods ready...

      3. Part I Miscellaneous additives permitted in infant formulae for infants in good health

        1. Notes

      4. Part II Miscellaneous additives permitted in follow-on formulae for infants in good health

        1. Notes

      5. Part III Miscellaneous additives permitted in weaning foods for infants and young children in good health

      6. Part IV Miscellaneous additives permitted in foods for infants and young children for special medical purposes

    9. SCHEDULE 9


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