Food additives (ICS code(s): 67.220.20)
Draft Administrative Order (AO) on Revised Guidelines on Food Additives and Processing Aids, Repealing Administrative Order 88-A s. 1984; (15 page(s), in English)
These guidelines are meant to achieve the following objectives:
A. To establish guidelines prescribing:
1. The condition under which a food additive may be safely used; and
2. The maximum quantity of food additive which may be used or permitted to remain in or on such food.
B. To meet the demand for specific guidance on the use of food additives and ensure food safety, with the increasing awareness on safe food.
C. To harmonize local food regulation with international food control laws, rules and regulations to ensure market access opportunities.
D. To update the list of permitted food additives for their use and application in food distributed in the Philippines.