Internal Ref. No.: 00312

General data

Internal Ref. No. 00312         
Additive name Acesulfame K
Synonym name(s)  
E No. E 950 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 = 350 mg/l , only energy-reduced products or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 800 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 200 mg/kg , only sweet-sour preserves of fruit and vegetables
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg , only fruit energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg , only energy-reduced
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced jams, jellies and marmalades
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 500 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 500 mg/kg , only cocoa or dried fruit based, energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only energy reduced tablet form confectionery
  ML = 1000 mg/kg , only cocoa, milk, dried fruit or fat based sandwich spreads, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 1000 mg/kg , only starch based confectionery energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugar
  ML = 2500 mg/kg , only breath-freshening micro-sweets, with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 800 mg/kg , only with added sugar or polyols, as flavour enhancer
  ML = 2000 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) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only starch based confectionery energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only confectionery with no added sugar
  ML = 500 mg/kg , only cocoa or dried fruit based, energy reduced or with no added sugar
  ML = 350 mg/kg , only sauces
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1200 mg/kg , only breakfast cereals with a fibre content of more than 15 %, and containing at least 20 % bran, energy reduced or with no added sugar
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
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) quantum satis
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 110 mg/kg , only energy-reduced soups
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg , only Feinkostsalat
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 450 mg/kg
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/l , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/l
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/kg , only energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 1000 mg/kg , only energy-reduced fruit or vegetable spreads and dried-fruit-based sandwich spreads, energy-reduced or with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 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
  ML = 25 mg/l , only energy-reduced beer
Restrictions and Specifications  
Footnotes 52 Maximum usable levels are expressed in free imide
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 2000 mg/kg , only essoblaten - wafer paper
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only cornets and wafers, for ice-cream, with no added sugar
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 500 mg/kg
  ML = 2000 mg/kg , only food supplements in chewable form
Individual restriction(s) / exception(s) ML = 350 mg/l
  ML = 2000 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)
  • 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
» Correction of the application: Regulation (EU) 2018/97
  • Fine bakery wares (7.2)
27/08/2018 procedure completed click here
» Regulation (EU) 2018/97
  • Fine bakery wares (7.2)
22/01/2018 procedure completed click here
» 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 procedure stopped  
» 2015/17
  • Coffee, coffee extracts (14.1.5.1)
25/11/2015 positive (05/12/2015) application accepted  
» 001/2015
  • Beer and malt beverages (14.2.1)
18/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 000/2015
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
12/02/2015 procedure completed click here
» 2012/13
  • 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)
  • Other (14.1.5.2)
11/12/2012 application received  
» No reference no.
  • Other similar fruit or vegetable spreads (4.2.5.3)
05/05/2012 procedure completed click here
» 2010/13
  • Dietary foods for special medical purposes defined in Directive 1999/21/EC (excluding products from food category 13.1.5) (13.2)
24/03/2010 positive (21/04/2010) application accepted