List of permitted supplemental ingredients

Overview

The List of permitted supplemental ingredients is incorporated by reference in the Food and Drug Regulations.

This document lists all the supplemental ingredients permitted for addition to supplemented foods, along with their conditions of use. These conditions include:

Certain ingredients are not permitted for addition to supplemented foods at any level and additional restrictions with respect to the addition of certain supplemental ingredients may apply.

Additional information on supplemental ingredients, their conditions of use, and the process to amend the List to add a new supplemental ingredient is provided in the Guidance document for Supplemented foods regulations.

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List of permitted supplemental ingredients

List of permitted supplemental ingredients
Supplemental Ingredient Conditions of Use
Item No. Column 1Footnote i
Description
Column 2
Permitted in
Column 3Footnote ii
Maximum Amounts and Units Per Serving of Stated Size
Column 4Footnote iii,Footnote iv
Cautionary Statements Required on the Label
Column 5
Other
Part I: Vitamins
1 Biotin

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 219 µg

(1) If the amount of biotin declared on the label is more than 43 µg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of biotin, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 71 µg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

2 Choline

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 1171 mg

(1)

(a) If the amount of choline declared on the label is more than 122 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of choline declared on the label is more than 234 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of choline, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 478 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

3 Niacin

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 368 mg

(1)

(a) If the amount of niacin declared on the label is more than 30 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of niacin declared on the label is more than 53 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required to replace (a): "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(c) If the amount of niacin declared on the label is more than 73 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of niacin, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) Products containing added Niacin in the form of nicotinic acid are not permitted

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 143 mg

(2) None specified

(2) Products containing added Niacin in the form of nicotinic acid are not permitted

4 Pantothenic acid

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 244 mg

(1) If the amount of pantothenic acid declared on the label is more than 48 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of pantothenic acid, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 91 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

5 Riboflavin

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 48 mg

(1) If the amount of riboflavin declared on the label is more than 9 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of riboflavin, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 17 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

6 Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 48 mg

(1) If the amount of thiamine declared on the label is more than 9 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of thiamine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 17 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

7

Vitamin A (Beta-carotene)

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 3242 µg

(1)

(a) If the amount of vitamin A (beta-carotene) declared on the label is more than 480 µg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of vitamin A (beta-carotene) declared on the label is more than 648 µg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin A (beta-carotene), based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1)

(a) When beta-carotene and retinol and/or its derivatives are present in the supplemented food, the following requirements apply:

  1. For products containing vitamin A (beta-carotene) as a supplemental ingredient, where non- supplemental sources of retinol and/or retinyl esters are present, retinol and/or retinyl esters must be declared as vitamin A (retinol) under the "Supplemented with" heading in the Supplemented Food Facts table;
  2. When both vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin A (retinol) are declared under the "Supplemented with" heading, the amount in micrograms for each form of Vitamin A must be declared separately. However, a single percent Daily Value (DV) declaration is required that accounts for both forms of vitamin A. The single percent DV is determined based on the sum of both forms of vitamin A in micrograms of retinol activity equivalents (RAE), calculated on the basis of the relationships set out in paragraph D.01.003 (1)(a). The percent DV must be centred against the amounts of vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin A (retinol) in micrograms that appears to the left of it, as follows:

example

  1. The amount in micrograms of each form of vitamin A is rounded off to the nearest whole number. The single percent DV that accounts for both forms of vitamin A, is rounded off as follows:
    1. if the sum of both forms of vitamin A, calculated on the basis of micrograms of RAE, is "0", to 0%; and
    2. in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%

(b) When beta-carotene is the only form of vitamin A present in the supplemented food, the percent DV is determined based on the amount of vitamin A (veta-carotene) in micrograms of RAE, calculated on the basis of the relationship set out in paragraph D.01.003 (1)(a)

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 937 µg

(2) None specified

(2)

(a) When beta-carotene and retinol and/or its derivatives are present in the supplemented food, the following requirements apply:

  1. For products containing vitamin A (beta-carotene) as a supplemental ingredient, where non- supplemental sources of retinol and/or retinyl esters are present, retinol and/or retinyl esters must be declared as vitamin A (retinol) under the "Supplemented with" heading in the Supplemented Food Facts table;
  2. When both vitamin A (beta-carotene) and Vitamin A (retinol) are declared under the "Supplemented with" heading, the amount in micrograms for each form of vitamin A must be declared separately. However, a single percent Daily Value (DV) declaration is required that accounts for both forms of vitamin A. The single percent DV is determined based on the sum of both forms of Vitamin A in micrograms of retinol activity equivalents (RAE), calculated on the basis of the relationships set out in paragraph D.01.003 (1)(a). The percent DV must be centred against the amounts of vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin A (retinol) in micrograms that appears to the left of it, as follows:

example

  1. The amount in micrograms of each form of vitamin A is rounded off to the nearest whole number. The single percent DV that accounts for both forms of Vitamin A, is rounded off as follows:
    1. if the sum of both forms of vitamin A, calculated on the basis of micrograms of RAE, is "0", to 0%; and
    2. in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%

(b) When beta-carotene is the only form of vitamin A present in the supplemented food, the percent DV is determined based on the amount of vitamin A (Beta-carotene) in micrograms of RAE, calculated on the basis of the relationship set out in paragraph D.01.003 (1)(a)

8

Vitamin A (Retinol)

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

745 µg

(a) All products containing vitamin A (retinol) require the cautionary statements:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"

(b) If the amount of vitamin A (retinol) declared on the label is more than 149 µg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required to replace (a)(ii): "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"

(c) If the amount of vitamin A (retinol) declared on the label is more than 149 µg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is the number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin A (retinol), based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(a) When retinol, and/or its derivatives and beta-carotene are present in the supplemented food, the following requirements apply:

  1. For products containing vitamin A (retinol) as a supplemental ingredient, where non- supplemental sources of beta-carotene are present, beta-carotene must be declared as vitamin A (beta-carotene) under the "Supplemented with" heading in the Supplemented Food Facts table;
  2. When both vitamin A (retinol) and vitamin A (beta-carotene) are declared under the "Supplemented with" heading, the amount in micrograms for each form of vitamin A must be declared separately. However, a single percent Daily Value (DV) declaration is required that accounts for both forms of vitamin A. The single percent DV is determined based on the sum of both forms of Vitamin A in micrograms of retinol activity equivalents (RAE), calculated on the basis of the relationships set out in paragraph D.01.003 (1)(a). The percent DV must be centred against the amounts of vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin A (retinol) in micrograms that appears to the left of it, as follows:

example

  1. The amount in micrograms of each form of vitamin A is rounded off to the nearest whole number. The single percent DV that accounts for both forms of vitamin A, is rounded off as follows:
    1. A) if the sum of both forms of vitamin A, calculated on the basis of micrograms of RAE, is "0", to 0%; and
    2. B) in all other cases, to the nearest multiple of 1%

(b) When retinol and/or retinyl esters is the only form of vitamin A present in the supplemented food, the percent DV is determined based on the amount of vitamin A (Retinol) in micrograms of RAE, calculated on the basis of the relationship set out in paragraph D.01.003 (1)(a)

9 Vitamin B6

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 38 mg

(1) If the amount of vitamin B6 declared on the label is more than 7 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin B6, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 11 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

10 Vitamin B12

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 495 µg

(1) If the amount of vitamin B12 declared on the label is more than 99 µg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin B12, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 178 µg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

11 Vitamin C

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 756 mg

(1)

(a) If the amount of vitamin C declared on the label is more than 74 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of vitamin C declared on the label is more than 151 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin C, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 219 mg

(2) None Specified

(2) None specified

12 Vitamin D

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 38 µg

(1) If the amount of vitamin D declared on the label is more than 7 µg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin D, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 7 µg

(2) None Specified

(2) None specified

13 Vitamin E

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 110 mg

(1) If the amount of vitamin E declared on the label is more than 22 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of vitamin E, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 24 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

Supplemental Ingredient Conditions of Use
Item No. Column 1Footnote i
Description
Column 2
Permitted in
Column 3Footnote ii
Maximum Amounts and Units Per Serving of Stated Size
Column 4Footnote iii,Footnote iv
Cautionary Statements Required on the Label
Column 5
Other
Part II: Mineral Nutrients
1 Calcium

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 293 mg

(1) If the amount of calcium declared on the label is more than 58 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of calcium, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 67 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

2 Chromium

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 125 µg

(1) If the amount of chromium declared on the label is more than 25 µg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of chromium, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 30 µg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

3 Copper

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 2863 µg

(1)

(a) If the amount of copper declared on the label is more than 308 µg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of copper declared on the label is more than 572 µg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of Copper, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 949 µg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

4 Magnesium

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 175 mg

(1)

(a) If the amount of magnesium declared on the label is more than 22 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of magnesium declared on the label is more than 35 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of magnesium, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 23 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

5 Molybdenum

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 730 µg

(1)

(a) If the amount of molybdenum declared on the label is more than 72 g per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of molybdenum declared on the label is more than 146 µg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of molybdenum, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 292 µg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

6 Phosphorus

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 566 mg

(1) If the amount of phosphorus declared on the label is more than 113 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of phosphorus, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 152 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

7 Potassium

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 833 mg

(1) If the amount of potassium declared on the label is more than 166 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old";
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  3. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of potassium, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 485 mg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

8 Selenium

(1) Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(1) 69 µg

(1)

(a) If the amount of selenium declared on the label is more than 3 g per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"

(b) If the amount of selenium declared on the label is more than 13 µg per serving, the following additional cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of selenium, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

(1) None specified

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

(2) 35 µg

(2) None specified

(2) None specified

9

Zinc

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 that contain added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m.

6 mg

(a) All products containing zinc require the cautionary statements:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"

(b) If the amount of zinc declared on the label is more than 1 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required to replace (a)(ii): "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]"

(c) If the amount of zinc declared on the label is more than 1 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is the number of servings that provides a daily amount of zinc, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

Supplemental Ingredient Conditions of Use
Item No. Column 1Footnote i
Description
Column 2
Permitted in
Column 3Footnote ii
Maximum Amounts and Units Per Serving of Stated Size
Column 4Footnote iii,Footnote iv
Cautionary Statements Required on the Label
Column 5
Other
Part III: Amino Acids

1

L-Alanine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

363 mg

If the amount of L-alanine declared on the label is more than 72 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-alanine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

2

L-Arginine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

419 mg

If the amount of L-arginine declared on the label is more than 83 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-arginine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

3

L-Asparagine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

94 mg

(a) All products containing L-asparagine require the cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women".

(b) If the amount of L-asparagine declared on the label is more than 18 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-asparagine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

4

L-Aspartic Acid

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1000 mg

(a) If the amount of L-aspartic acid declared on the label is more than 56 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-aspartic acid declared on the label is more than 200 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-aspartic acid, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

5

L-Cysteine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

413 mg (in respect of the combined amounts of L-cysteine and L-methionine declared on the label)

(a) If the amount of L-cysteine declared on the label is more than 38 mg per serving the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-cysteine declared on the label, combined with the amount of L-methionine declared on the label, is more than 82 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-cysteine and L-methionine, based on the combined amounts declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

The amount in milligrams of L-cysteine (including L-cystine) shall be declared separately from L-methionine in the Supplemented Food Facts table

6

L-Glutamic Acid

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1500 mg

(a) If the amount of L-glutamic acid declared on the label is more than 225 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-glutamic acid declared on the label is more than 300 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-glutamic acid, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

7

L-Glutamine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1500 mg

(a) If the amount of L-glutamine declared on the label is more than 14 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-glutamine declared on the label is more than 300 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-glutamine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

8

Glycine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1800 mg

If the amount of glycine declared on the label is more than 360 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of glycine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

9

L-Histidine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

187 mg

(a) If the amount of L-histidine declared on the label is more than 9 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-histidine declared on the label is more than 37 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-histidine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

10

L-Isoleucine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

540 mg

(a) If the amount of L-isoleucine declared on the label is more than 94 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-isoleucine declared on the label is more than 108 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-isoleucine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

11

L-Leucine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1537 mg

(a) If the amount of L-leucine declared on the label is more than 19 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-leucine declared on the label is more than 307 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-leucine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

12

L-Lysine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1160 mg

(a) If the amount of L-lysine declared on the label is more than 225 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-lysine declared on the label is more than 232 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-lysine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

13

L- Methionine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

413 mg (in respect of the combined amounts of L-methionine and L-cysteine declared on the label)

(a) If the amount of L-methionine declared on the label is more than 10 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-methionine declared on the label, combined with the amount of L-cysteine declared on the label, is more than 82 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-methionine and L-cysteine, based on the combined amounts declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

The amount in milligrams of L-methionine shall be declared separately from L-cysteine in the Supplemented Food Facts table

14

L-Phenylalanine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

113 mg (in respect of the combined amounts of L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine declared on the label)

(a) All products containing L-phenylalanine require the cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-phenylalanine declared on the label, combined with the amount of L-tyrosine declared on the label, is more than 22 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-phenylalanine and L-tyrosine, based on the combined amounts declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

The amount in milligrams of L-phenylalanine shall be declared separately from L-tyrosine in the Supplemented Food Facts table

15

L-Proline

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

519 mg

(a) If the amount of L-proline declared on the label is more than 19 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-proline declared on the label is more than 103 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-proline, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

16

L-Serine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

351 mg

(a) All products containing L-serine require the cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-serine declared on the label is more than 70 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-serine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

17

L-Threonine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

377 mg

If the amount of L-threonine declared on the label is more than 75 mg per serving, the following cautionary statements are required:

  1. "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"; and
  2. "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-threonine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum level of use

None specified

18

L-Tyrosine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

113 mg (in respect of the combined amounts of L-tyrosine and L-phenylalanine declared on the label)

(a) All products containing L-tyrosine require the cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-tyrosine declared on the label, combined with the amount of L-phenylalanine declared on the label, is more than 22 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-tyrosine and L-phenylalanine, based on the combined amounts declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

The amount in milligrams of L-tyrosine shall be declared separately from L-phenylalanine in the Supplemented Food Facts table

19

L-Valine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

1027 mg

(a) If the amount of L-valine declared on the label is more than 6 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of L-valine declared on the label is more than 205 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of L-valine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

Supplemental Ingredient Conditions of Use
Item No. Column 1Footnote i
Description
Column 2
Permitted in
Column 3Footnote ii
Maximum Amounts and Units Per Serving of Stated Size
Column 4Footnote iii,Footnote iv
Cautionary Statements Required on the Label
Column 5
Other
Part IV: Other Supplemental Ingredients

1

Caffeine

(1) Non-carbonated water-based beverages, belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, excluding those represented

  1. for physical performance;
  2. for hydration or electrolyte replacement;
  3. as flavoured water or flavoured sweetened water

(1) 150 p.p.m. in the beverage (expressed in mg on the label)

(1) None specified

(1)

(a) Products require the statement "contains caffeine" on the principal display panel of the label, written with minimum type height of 3.2mm based on the height of lower case letter "x"

(b) Products must not:

  1. contain, singly or in combination, 25% or more juice, purée, pulp or nectar, as consumed;
  2. include the word "juice", "purée", "pulp" or "nectar" on the label other than as required in the list of ingredients

(2) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 1 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories, containing added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 150p.p.m., excluding concentrates and those represented

  1. for physical performance;
  2. for hydration or electrolyte replacement;
  3. as flavoured water or flavoured sweetened water

(2) 400 p.p.m. in the beverage (expressed in mg on the label)

Beverages as consumed must not contain more than 180 mg

(2)

(a) All products require the cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals sensitive to caffeine"

(b) If the amount of caffeine declared on the label is more than 79 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides an amount of caffeine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed 400 mg

(2)

(a) Products require the statement "high caffeine content" on the label

(b) Products must not:

  1. contain, singly or in combination, 25% or more fruit and/or vegetable juice, purée, pulp or nectar, as consumed;
  2. include the word "juice", "purée" "pulp" or "nectar" on the label other than as required in the list of ingredients

(3) Protein-isolate- and cereal-based bars belonging to the category listed in item 5 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

(3) 56 mg

(3) None specified

(3)

(a) Servings or portions thereof shall be individually wrapped or sealed

(b) Products require the statement "contains caffeine" on the principal display panel of the label, written with minimum type height of 1.6 mm or 3.2 mm based on the height of lower case letter "x", for packages with principal display surface areas of 32 cm2 or less, or more than 32 cm2 and up to 258 cm2, respectively

(4) Protein-isolate- and cereal-based bars belonging to the category listed in item 5 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories containing added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 56 mg, excluding those represented for physical performance

(4) 70 mg

(4) All products require the following cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals sensitive to caffeine"

(4)

(a) Servings or portions thereof shall be individually wrapped or sealed

(b) Products require the statement "high caffeine content" on the label

(5) Chocolate confectioneries, sweet chocolate confectioneries, and milk chocolate confectioneries belonging to the category listed in item 7 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

(5) 56 mg

(5) None specified

(5)

(a) Servings or portions thereof shall be individually wrapped or sealed

(b) The total amount of caffeine in an entire multiple-serving prepackaged product must not exceed 400 mg

(c) Products require the statement "contains caffeine" on the principal display panel of the label, written with minimum type height of 1.6 mm or 3.2 mm based on the height of lower case letter "x", for packages with principal display surface areas of 32 cm2 or less, or more than 32 and up to 258 cm2, respectively

(6) Chocolate confectioneries, sweet chocolate confectioneries, and milk chocolate confectioneries belonging to the category listed in item 7 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories containing added caffeine and a total amount of caffeine from all sources of more than 56 mg, excluding those represented for physical performance

(6) 100 mg

(6)

(a) All products require the following cautionary statement: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals sensitive to caffeine"

(b) If the amount of caffeine declared on the label is, more than 79 mg per serving the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides a daily amount of caffeine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed 400 mg

(a) Servings or portions thereof shall be individually wrapped or sealed

(b) The total amount of caffeine in an entire multiple-serving prepackaged product must not exceed 400 mg

(c) Products require the statement "high caffeine content" on the label

(7) Foods belonging to the category listed in item 8 of the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

(7) 50 mg

(7) If the amount of caffeine per serving declared on the label multiplied by the total number of servings in a multiple-serving prepackaged product is more than 56 mg, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women or individuals sensitive to caffeine"

(7)

(a) Servings or portions thereof shall be individually wrapped or sealed

(b) The total amount of caffeine in an entire multiple-serving prepackaged product must not exceed 400 mg

(c) Products require the statement "contains caffeine" on the principal display panel of the label, written with minimum type height of 1.6 mm or 3.2 mm based on the height of lower case letter "x", for packages with principal display surface areas of 32 cm2 or less, or more than 32 and up to 258 cm2, respectively

2

Taurine

Foods belonging to a category listed in the List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories

2000 mg

(a) If the amount of taurine declared on the label is more than 55 mg per serving, the following cautionary statement is required: "Not recommended for those under 14 years old or pregnant or breastfeeding women"

(b) If the amount of taurine declared on the label is more than 400 mg per serving, the following additional cautionary statement is required: "Do not [eat/drink] more than X serving(s) per day", where X is a number of servings that provides an amount of taurine, based on the amount declared on the label, that does not exceed the maximum amount

None specified

Footnote i

For Part III: Amino acids, amino acids refer to free amino acids only.

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Footnote ii

The maximum amount applies to contributions from added and naturally occurring sources. It does not include amounts added in excess of the declared amounts, when permitted within limits of good manufacturing practices with the intent of maintaining the declared amount throughout the durable life of the food.

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Footnote iii

Where more than one option is set out in square brackets in a cautionary statement and separated by a slash [ / ], only one option, as appropriate, must appear in the cautionary statement.

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Footnote iv

Where two or more ingredients require the same cautionary statement, the statement must only appear once on the label. Any cautionary statements that begins with "Not recommended for" must be grouped together such that the common elements are not repeated and the remaining elements are joined by means of a conjunction or punctuation. For the cautionary statement, "Do not [eat/drink] more than X servings per day", "X" must not exceed the lowest number of servings that respects the maximum amounts for all ingredients. For the cautionary statement "Do not [eat/drink] on the same day as any other supplemented foods or supplements with [the same supplemental ingredients/(name specific ingredients)]", where the specific ingredients are named, all applicable supplemental ingredients must be listed.

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