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(Food > Other food products)
last updated : 2011/01/01
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FBAFCUBE
SEASONING CUBE, boxon request0,25kg0,2L

General information

Seasoning cube to be used for improving the taste of the food.

Made from dehydrated vegetal and mineral ingredients only, including seasonings and/or flavouring substances, edible fats, sodium chloride (salt), spices and their natural extracts or distillates or other foodstuffs to improve the taste, and such additives as are permitted in the section on food additives below.

Storage in a dry place is mandatory.

Refer to HQ when offered specifications are different from our standard specifications. It will need to be approved by a food specialist.

Importation of food is always subject to acceptance from the national authorities, based on their national specifications; check these before purchasing.

Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked at before purchasing large quantities.

Specifications

For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise here below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including the packaging.

-      Product must be fit for human consumption and be of sound, fair and marketable quality.

 

SEASONING CUBE

All ingredients shall be clean, of sound quality and fit for human consumption.  They shall be in accordance with the latest edition of the Codex International Codes of Hygienic Practice for the respective ingredients.

 

After reconstitution with water as when preparing a bouillon, it must contain per litre:

 

Sodium chloride                  max. 12.5g.

 

FOOD ADDITIVES

1. ACIDITY REGULATORS

Any acidity regulators listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

INS No.

Name of the food additive

Maximum Level

(on ready to eat basis)

514

Sodium sulphates

Limited by GMP

574

Gluconic acid (D-)

339

Sodium phosphates

 

 

 

 

1000 mg/kg

(sum of phosphates expressed as P2O5)

340

Potassium phosphates

450i

Disodium diphosphate

450ii

Trisodium diphosphate

450iii

Tetrasodium diphosphate

450iv

Dipotassium diphosphate

450v

Tetrapotassium diphosphate

451i

Pentasodium triphosphate

451ii

Pentapotassium triphosphate

452i

Sodium polyphosphate

452ii

Potassium polyphosphate

      

 

2 ANTICAKING AGENTS (in dehydrated products only)

Any anticaking agents listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

INS No.

Name of the Food Additive

Maximum Level (on ready-to-eat-basis)

341

Calcium phosphates

3 g/kg on dry matter

 

3. ANTIFOAMING AGENTS

Any antifoaming agents listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

INS No

Name of the Food Additive

Maximum Level (on ready-to-eat-basis)

900a

Polydimethylsiloxane

10 mg/kg

570

Fatty acids

Limited by GMP

 

4. ANTIOXIDANTS

Any antioxidants listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

INS No

Name of the Food Additive

Maximum Level (on ready-to-eat-basis)

304

Ascorbyl palmitate

200 mg/kg, singly or in combination

305

Ascorbyl stearate

306

Mixed tocopherols concentrate

50 mg/kg, singly or in combination

307

Alpha-tocopherol

310

Propyl gallate

200 mg/kg, singly or in combination

319

Tertiary btylhydroquinone (TBHQ)

320

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

321

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)

 

5. COLOURS

Any colouring agents listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

INS No

Name of the Food Additive

Maximum Level (on ready-to-eat-basis)

100i

Curcumin

50 mg/kg

101i

Riboflavin

200 mg/kg

141i

Chlorophyll copper complex

400 mg/kg

102

Tartrazine

50 mg/kg

104

Quinoline yellow

110

Sunset yellow FCF

120

Carmines

122

Azorubine

124

Ponceau 4R

129

Allura red AC

132

Indigotine

133

Brilliant blue FCF

150c

Caramel III - ammonia process

Limited by GMP

150d

Caramel IV - ammonia sulphite process

3000 mg/kg

160a(ii)

Natural extract

50 mg/kg, singly or in combination

160e

Beta-apo-carotenal

160f

Beta-apo-8'-Carotenic acid, methyl or ethyl ester

 

6. EMULSIFIERS, STABILIZERS; THICKENERS

Any emulsifiers, stabilizers and thickeners listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

INS No

Name of the Food Additive

Maximum Level (on ready-to-eat-basis)

432

Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaureate

1 g/kg, singly or in combination

433

Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate

434

Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate

435

Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate

436

Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate

450vi

Dicalcium diphosphate

3 g/kg

(sum of phosphates expressed as P2O5

452iv

Calcium Polyphosphates

472d

Tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids

Limited by GMP

473

Sucrose esters of fatty acids

2 g/l

474

Sucroglycerides

1421

Starch acetate esterified with vinyl acetate

Limited /by GMP

 

7. FLAVOURS AND FLAVOURINGS

7.1

Natural flavours and flavouring substances and nature-identical flavouring substances

Limited by GMP

 

Artificial flavouring substances

 

Mixture prepared for its flavouring properties and produced from ingredients or mixtures of ingredients which are themselves permitted for use in foodstuffs, or are present naturally in foodstuffs, which is obtained by a process for the preparation of foods authorised for human consumption.

 

8 FLAVOURS ENHANCERS

Any flavour enhancers listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

9 HUMECTANTS

Any humectants listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

10 PACKING GAS

Any packing gas listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

11 PRESERVATIVES

Any preservatives listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

INS No.

Name of the Food Additive

Maximum Level

(on ready to eat basis)

200

Sorbic acid

500 mg/kg, singly or in combination

202

Potassium sorbate

203

Calcium sorbate

210

Benzoic acid

211

Sodium benzoate

212

Potassium benzoate

213

Calcium benzoate

 

12 SWEETENERS

Any sweeteners listed in Table III of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CODEX STAN 192-1995, Rev. 6-2005).

 

Packing

The seasoning cubes shall be individually packed in clean and dry aluminised foils, with an over packaging as per requirement, ensuring packing material does not affect the product, and which preserves all qualities of the product.

 

Labelling

As per Codex STAN 1: Name of the food, the list of ingredients unless for single ingredients food, net content weight or drain content weight, name and address, country of origin, lot identification, dates marking, storage instructions, instructions for use, quantitative labelling of emphasised ingredients, irradiated food, culturally restricted components.

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