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The Preservatives in Food Regulations 1989

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PART IISpecific Purity Criteria Applicable to Permitted Preservatives

In the case of:–

  • E200 Sorbic acid

  • E201 Sodium sorbate

  • E202 Potassium sorbate

  • E203 Calcium sorbate

  • E210 Benzoic acid

  • E211 Sodium benzoate

  • E212 Potassium benzoate

  • E213 Calcium benzoate

  • E214 Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

    • Synonyms: Ethylpara-hydroxybenzoate

    • Ethyl ester ofp-hydroxybenzoic acid

  • E215 Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt

    • Synonyms: Sodium ethylpara-hydroxybenzoate

    • Sodium ethylp— hydroxybenzoate

  • E216 Propyl 4-hyroxybenzoate

    • Synonyms: Propylpara-hydroxybenzoate

    • n-propylp-hydroxybenzoate

  • E217 Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt

    • Synonyms: Sodium propylpara-hydroxybenzoate

  • Sodiumn-propylp-hydroxybenzoate

  • E220 Sulphur dioxide

  • E221 Sodium sulphite (anhydrous or heptahydrate)

  • E222 Sodium hydrogen sulphite

    • Synonym: Acid sodium sulphite

  • E223 Sodium metabisulphite

  • E250 Sodium nitrite

  • E251 Sodium nitrate

  • E252 Potassium nitrate

  • E280 Propionic acid

  • E281 Sodium propionate

  • E282 Calcium propionate

the appropriate specific purity criteria contained in Directive 65/66/EEC of the Council(1).

In the case of:–

  • E218 Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

    • Synonyms: Methylpara-hyroxybenzoate

    • Methylp-hydroxybenzoate

  • E219 Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt

    • Synonyms: Sodium methylpara-hydroxybenzoate

    • Sodium derivative of methylp-hydroxybenzoate

  • E226 Calcium sulphite

  • E227 Calcium hydrogen sulphite

    • Synonym: Calcium bisulphite

  • E233 2-(Thiazol-4-yl) benzimidazole

    • Synonyms: Thiabendazole

    • 2-(4-thiazolyl) benzimidazole (thiabendazole)

  • E239 Hexamine

    • Synonym: Hexamethylenetetramine

  • E249 Potassium nitrite

  • E283 Potassium propionate

the appropriate specific purity criteria contained in Directive 65/66/EEC of the Council(2).

In the case of:–

  • E224 Potassium metabisulphite

  • E230 Biphenyl

  • E231 2-Hydroxybiphenyl

    • Synonym: Orthophenylphenol

  • E232 Sodium biphenyl-2-yl oxide

    • Synonym: Sodium orthophenylphenate

the appropriate specific purity criteria contained in Directive 65/66/EEC of the Council(3).

In the case of:–

  • E228 Potassium bisulphite

    • Synonym: Potassium acid sulphite

the appropriate specific purity criteria contained in Directive 65/66/EEC of the Council(4).

In the case of:–

  • Nisin

The criteria in the monograph for nisin contained in the Nutrition Meetings Report Series No. 45A (1969) of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation at page 53.

(1)

OJ No. 22, 9.2.65, p. 373/65 (OJ/SE 1965–1966, p. 25); relevant amending Directives are 67/428/EEC of the Council—OJ No. 148, 11.7.67, p. 10 (OJ/SE 1967, p. 178); 76/463/EEC of the Council—OJ No. L126, 14.5.76, p. 33.

(2)

The relevant amending Directive is 76/463/EEC of the Council—OJ No. L126, 14.5.76, p. 33.

(3)

The relevant amending Directive is 67/428/EEC of the Council—OJ No. 148, 11.7.67, p. 10 (OJ/SE 1967, p. 178).

(4)

The relevant amending Directive is 86/604/EEC of the Council—OJ No. L352, 13.12.1986, p. 45.

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