7. List of Permitted Glazing or Polishing Agents (Lists of Permitted Food Additives)

This List of Permitted Glazing or Polishing Agents sets out authorized food additives that, when applied to the external surface of a food, impart a shiny appearance or provide a protective coating. It is incorporated by reference in the  Marketing Authorization for Food Additives That May Be Used as Glazing or Polishing Agents.

Note: A transition guide has been created to provide stakeholders with further information on the Lists of Permitted Food Additives as well as guidance on how to interpret and use these lists.

This list is the most current version and was published on 2012-10-30.
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List of Permitted Glazing or Polishing Agents
Item No. Column 1
Additive
Column 2
Permitted in or Upon
Column 3
Maximum Level of Use and Other  Conditions
A.1 Acetylated Monoglycerides (1)
Unstandardized confectionery
(1)
0.4%
(2)
Glaze for frozen fish
(2)
Good Manufacturing Practice
B.1 Beeswax Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
C.1 Carnauba Wax Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
C.2 Candelilla Wax Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
G.1 Gum Arabic Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
G.2 Gum Benzoin Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
M.1 Magnesium Silicate Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
M.2 Mineral Oil Unstandardized confectionery 0.15%
P.1 Petrolatum Unstandardized confectionery 0.15%
S.1 Shellac Cake decorations; Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
S.2 Spermaceti Wax Unstandardized confectionery 0.4%
Z.1 Zein Unstandardized confectionery 1.0%
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