Internal Ref. No.: 00318

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00318         
Additive name Thaumatin
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 957 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) ML = 5 mg/l , only as flavour enhancer
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 10 mg/kg , only with added sugar or polyols, as flavour enhancer
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only with no added sugar
Footnotes 12 If E 950, E 951, E 955, E 957, E 959 and E 961 are used in combination in chewing gum, the maximum level for each is reduced proportionally
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 0.5 mg/l , only water based flavoured non-alcoholic drinks, as flavour enhancer only
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 5 mg/kg , as flavour enhancer only
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only cocoa- or dried fruit-based, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugar
Restrictions and Specifications  
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 50 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugar
  ML = 50 mg/kg , only cocoa-or dried fruit-based, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Restrictions and Specifications  
  • Sauces (12.6) (legislation: (EU) No 2018/0677, applicable as from 24/05/2018)
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 5 mg/kg , only as flavour enhancer
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 5 mg/kg , only as flavour enhancer
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 400 mg/kg , only food supplements in chewable form
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 400 mg/l , only food supplements in syrup form

Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» 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
» Regulation 2018/1497
  • 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)
09/10/2018 procedure completed click here
» 000/2015
  • Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets (5.2)
  • Decorations, coatings and fillings, except fruit-based fillings covered by category 4.2.4 (5.4)
16/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2014/16
  • Unripened cheese excluding products falling in category 16 (1.7.1)
  • Ripened cheese (1.7.2)
  • Edible cheese rind (1.7.3)
  • ...
16/01/2015 application accepted  
» 2014/06
  • Sauces (12.6)
  • Potato-, cereal-, flour- or starch-based snacks (15.1)
22/08/2014 positive (08/04/2015) procedure completed click here