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Enviro Labs Limited | Food Testing - Food Additives Testing
Food Additives Testing
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Food Testing Services

Food Additives Testing

Food additives are usually used in food in order to make them safer, tastier, more attractive, more stable, etc. For example, benzoic acid was added in soft drinks; sweeteners in sugarless chewing gums and pigments in candies/sweets, etc.

Related regulations were established in different international bodies. These are:

  • US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)
  • US National Academy of Sciences, USP
  • European Community, EFSA
  • Japanese Ministry of Health
  • Developing Countries, Use of International Information (e.g. JECFA, Codex, WTO)

Now, over 160 member countries, including Hong Kong, uses guidelines according to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, General Standard for Food Additives. There are 3 tables for your references:

Table 1: Additives permitted for use under specified conditions in certain food categories or individual food items

Table 2: Food categories or individual food items in which food additives are permitted

Table 3: Additives permitted for used in food in general, unless otherwise specified, in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

If your products would like to import and/ sell in the above countries, you must ensure the product quality as required. Enviro Labs Ltd. (ELL) can offer a set of testing to suit your requirements. Contact us at 2676 2983 or e-mail info@envirolabs.com.hk for details.