Internal Ref. No.: 00296

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00296         
Additive name Shellac
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 904 INS No.
Group No  
   

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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 , as glazing agent only
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis , only as glazing agents only for small products of fine bakery wares coated with chocolate
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis , only coffee beans, as glazing agent
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis , only on the surface of unpeeled boiled eggs
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis , only for the surface treatment of fruit: citrus fruit, melons, apples, pears, peaches, pineapples, pomegranates, mangoes, avocados and papayas and as glazing agent on nuts

Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» 2018/15
  • Dietary foods for special medical purposes defined in Directive 1999/21/EC (excluding products from food category 13.1.5) (13.2)
29/10/2018 application received  
» Regulation 2018/1497
  • 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)
  • Not relevant (17.3)
09/10/2018 procedure completed click here
» 2017/08
  • Carriers and additives authorised for use in Food additives (19)
04/04/2017 procedure stopped  
» No reference no.
  • Entire fresh fruit and vegetables (4.1.1)
22/01/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2011/04 Shellac as surface agent on mangoes avocados and papaya tropical fruits
  • Entire fresh fruit and vegetables (4.1.1)
28/02/2011 positive (24/03/2011) procedure completed click here
» 2009/08 Shellac in boiled eggs
  • Processed eggs and egg products (10.2)
29/07/2009 positive (03/09/2009) procedure completed click here