Internal Ref. No.: 00353

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00353         
Additive name Steviol Glycosides
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 960a-960c INS No.
Group No  
Notes According to the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1156 the entry for E 960 (Steviol glycosides) is replaced by the E 960a Steviol glycosides from Stevia. The following entry is inserted after the entry for E 960a: E 960c Enzymatically produced steviol glycosides. Applicable uses and maximum level for authorised uses and use levels are maintained. 
   

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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 = 100 mg/l , only energy-reduced products or with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 mg/kg , only sweet-sour preserves of fruit and vegetables
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only energy-reduced
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 270 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no addesd sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 3300 mg/kg , only with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 270 mg/kg , only cocoa or dried fruit based, energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 330 mg/kg , only confectionary with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 330 mg/kg , only breadfast cereals with a fibre content of more than 15%, and containing at least 20% bran, energy reduced or with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 330 mg/kg , only essoblaten - wafer paper
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 40 mg/kg , only energy-reduced soups
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 120 mg/kg , except soy-bean sauce (fermented and non-fermented)
  ML = 175 mg/kg , only soy-bean sauce (fermented and non-fermented)
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 330 mg/kg
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 270 mg/kg
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 70 mg/l , only alcohol-free beer or with an alcohol content not exceeding 1,2 % vol; 'Bière de table/Tafelbier/Table beer' (original wort content less than 6%) except for 'Obergäriges Einfachbier': Beers with a minimum acidity of 30 milli-equivalents expressed as NaOH;Brown beers of the 'oud bruin'type
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 150 mg/kg
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/kg
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 20 mg/kg
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 100 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only energy-reduced jams, jellies and marmalades
Restrictions and Specifications  
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg ,  only energy-reduced fruit or vegetable spreads and dried fruit-based sandwich spreads, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 60 Expressed as steviol equivalents
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only sweet-sour preserves and semi-preserves of fish and marinades of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Restrictions and Specifications  
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 80 mg/l , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Restrictions and Specifications  
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 120 mg/kg
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 330 mg/kg , only cocoa-, milk-, dried fruit- or fat-based sandwich spreads, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 270 mg/kg , only cocoa- or dried fruit-based, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only breath-freshening micro-sweets, energy-reduced or with no added sugars
  ML = 670 mg/kg , only strongly flavoured freshening throat pastilles, energy-reduced or with no added sugars
  ML = 350 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugars, only energy- reduced hard confectionery (candies and lollies), only energy- reduced soft confectionery (chewy candies, fruit gums and foam sugar products/marshmallows), only energy-reduces liquorice, only energy-reduced nougat, only energy-reduced marzipan
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 60 Expressed as steviol equivalents
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 30 mg/l , only coffee, tea and herbal infusion beverages, energy-reduced or with no added sugars
  ML = 30 mg/l , only flavoured instant coffee and instant cappuccino products, energy-reduced or with no added sugars
  ML = 20 mg/l , only malt-based and chocolate/cappuccino flavoured drinks, energy-reduced or with no added sugars’
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  93 Maximum level applies to the ready-to-drink products (e.g. canned) and their mixes and concentrates after preparation and ready for consumption.
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 670 mg/kg
  ML = 1800 mg/kg , only food supplements in chewable form
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Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/l
  ML = 1800 mg/l , only food supplements in syrup form
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Applications for authorisation

  Application reference no. Categories Application date AAP decision Application status Legislation
» 2021/06   17/03/2021 procedure initiated  
» 2021/07   17/03/2021 procedure initiated  
» 2019/14
  • Flavoured fermented milk products including heat-treated products (1.4)
  • Edible ices (3)
  • Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brine (4.2.2)
  • ...
08/10/2019 procedure initiated  
» 2019/07
  • Aromatised wine-based products as defined by Regulation (EEC) No 1601/91 (14.2.7)
15/07/2019 application received  
» 2019/04   18/02/2019 procedure initiated  
» 2019/02
  • Flavoured fermented milk products including heat-treated products (1.4)
  • Edible ices (3)
  • Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brine (4.2.2)
  • ...
09/01/2019 procedure initiated  
» 2019/01
  • Flavoured fermented milk products including heat-treated products (1.4)
  • Edible ices (3)
  • Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brine (4.2.2)
  • ...
08/01/2019 procedure initiated  
» Correction of 2013/05 application (14.1.5.2. category)
  • Other (14.1.5.2)
23/11/2018 procedure completed click here
» 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)
  • Food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable form (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
» 2018/11
  • Cider and perry (14.2.3)
  • Fruit wine and made wine (14.2.4)
26/09/2018 application received  
» 2018/01   12/02/2018 application received  
» 2017/18
  • 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)
  • 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)
26/09/2017 application received  
» 2017/01   17/02/2017 positive (15/05/2017) application accepted  
» 2017/02   16/02/2017 positive (15/05/2017) procedure stopped  
» 2016/12   09/09/2016 procedure stopped  
» 2015/17
  • Other (14.1.5.2)
25/11/2015 positive (05/12/2015) application accepted  
» 2015/14
  • Coffee, tea, herbal and fruit infusions, chicory; tea, herbal and fruit infusions and chicory extracts; tea, plant, fruit and cereal preparations for infusions, as well as mixes and instant mixes of these products (14.1.5)
09/09/2015 application received  
» 2015/08
  • Other confectionery including breath refreshening microsweets (5.2)
27/05/2015 positive (06/06/2015) procedure completed click here
» No reference no.   16/02/2015 procedure initiated  
» No reference no.
  • Extra jam and extra jelly as defined by Directive 2001/113/EC (4.2.5.1)
  • Jam, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut puree as defined by Directive 2001/113/EC (4.2.5.2)
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
  • ...
15/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2015/04   11/02/2015 procedure stopped  
» 2015/02
  • Mustard (12.4)
23/01/2015 positive (31/01/2015) procedure completed click here
» 2013/16   07/11/2013 positive (21/02/2014) application accepted  
» 2013/05
  • Other (14.1.5.2)
19/03/2013 positive (04/11/2014) procedure completed click here
» No reference no.
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
05/05/2012 procedure completed click here
» 2012/05   05/03/2012 positive (22/05/2012) EFSA opinion adopted  
» Steviol glycosides
  • Flavoured fermented milk products including heat-treated products (1.4)
  • Edible ices (3)
  • Fruit and vegetables in vinegar, oil, or brine (4.2.2)
  • ...
02/12/2011 positive (15/05/2009) procedure completed click here