Internal Ref. No.: 00148

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00148         
Additive name Sodium alginate
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 401 INS No.
Group No  
Component of the group
   

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Authorisation of the use of this additive in Food Additives

The additive is authorised to be used in the following category(ies):

Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2400 , only prepacked refrigerated unproccessed fruit and vegetables ready for consumption, to be sold to the final consumer
Footnotes 82 May only be used in combination with E 302 as glazing agents and with a maximum level of 800 mg/kg of E 302 in the final food
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis , only preparations in which ingredients have been injected; meat preparations composed of meat parts that have been handled differently: minced, sliced or processed and that are combined together. Except bifteki, soutzoukaki, kebap gyros and souvlaki
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 500 mg/kg , only desserts and puddings
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 23 E 400, E 401, E 402 and E 404 are authorised individually or in combination
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , from four months onwards in special food products with adapted composition, required for metabolic disorders and for general tube-feeding
Restrictions and Specifications  

Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» 2021/03
  • Entire fresh fruit and vegetables (4.1.1)
05/03/2021 application received  
» Correction in line with Regulation 2018/1497 (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.1)
17/09/2019 procedure completed click here
» Regulation 2018/1497 (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.1)
09/10/2018 procedure completed click here
» Regulation 2018/1497 (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Food supplements supplied in a liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.2)
  • Food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable form (17.3)
09/10/2018 procedure completed click here
» Correction inline with Regulation No. 2015/647 (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Potato gnocchi (6.4.4)
  • Spirit drinks as defined in Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 (14.2.6)
  • Other alcoholic drinks including mixtures of alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks and spirits with less than 15 % of alcohol (14.2.8)
24/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2011/05 (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children. The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer. The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’ (17.1)
18/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Processed cereal-based foods and baby foods for infants and young children as defined by Directive 2006/125/EC (13.1.3)
  • Dietary foods for infants for special medical purposes and special formulae for infants (13.1.5.1)
  • Dietary foods for babies and young children for special medical purposes as defined in Directive 1999/21/EC (13.1.5.2)
17/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» Individual restriction comment correction (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets (5.2)
16/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» Individual restriction comment correction (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Dried fruit and vegetables (4.2.1)
09/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» Individual restriction comment correction (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Dry pasta (6.4.2)
22/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2013/07
  • Meat preparations as defined by Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 (8.2)
16/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2012/08
  • Peeled, cut and shredded fruit and vegetables (4.1.2)
07/12/2012 positive (13/12/2012) procedure completed click here
» 2012/04 (Internal Ref. No.: 00001)
  • Flavoured drinks (14.1.4)
28/02/2012 positive (22/03/2012) procedure completed click here