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Gum Arabic Specifications: Regulatory Revisions and Referrals

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

A recent Codex Alimentarius decision to refer the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) 1990 Revised Specification for gum arabic (Acacia senegal) for reconsideration has been made in response to trade interests despite concerned comments by consumer associations. Although the 1990 JECFA Specification remains in force the Codex recognises only the 1978 JECFA Specification, which pre‐dates the introduction of any microbiological requirement to ensure the absence of Salmonellae and Escherichia coli.

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Anderson, D. (1991), "Gum Arabic Specifications: Regulatory Revisions and Referrals", British Food Journal, Vol. 93 No. 4, pp. 12-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/00070709110142972

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