Is Sweetener like Sucralose, Stevia and etc allow to add in the Chrysanthemum Tea, Soya Bean and Cincau ready to drink beverage in Myanmar?

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  1. Ricebowl Food Expert
    January 8, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    FDA (Myanmar) adopts the guidelines and standards of Codex Alimentarius Commission (Joint FAO, WHO standard programme) as a National reference.

     

    According to Codex General Standard for Food Additives (Codex Stan 192-1995), Sucralose and Steviol Glycosides are allowed to be used in certain food categories and their maximum usage levels are listed below:

     

    Food Category Definition Maximum Level for Sucralose Maximum Level for Steviol Glycosides
    Soybean-based beverages Products prepared from dried soybeans that are soaked in water, pureed, boiled and strained, or prepared from soybean flour, soybean concentrate, or soybean isolate. In a number of countries, this category includes products referred to as soybean milk. 400mg/kg 200mg/kg
    Water-based flavoured drinks, including “sport”, “energy”, or “electrolyte” drinks and particulated drinks Includes all carbonated and non-carbonated varieties and concentrates. Includes products based on fruit and vegetables juices. Also, includes coffee-, tea-, and herbal-based drinks 300mg/kg 200mg/kg

     

    In conclusion, Sucralose and Stevia are allowed to be added in Chrysanthemum Tea, Soy Bean and Cincau ready-to-drink beverages in Myanmar.

     

    Reference:
    Codex Alimentarius Commission. (2018). General Standard on Food Additives (Codex Stan 192-1995).

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