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GAIN Report - IS5009Page 9 of 2

The following items shall be marked on wholesale packages:

-the name of the food

-the name and address of the manufacturer as specified

-ingredients as specified

-the date as specified

Prepackaged food, which contains several packed units

The following items shall be marked on the package:

-the name of the food

-labeling which identifies the lot.

-number and size of retail units in the large package.

Sweeteners

(1) No person shall produce or market a food which contains any sweetener unless the sweetener is listed in column A of the Fifth Appendix below, the food is low calorie, and the amount of sweetener in it is not greater than the amount indicated beside each sweetener in column C.

(2) No person shall produce a sweetener, a non-high-intensity sweetening substance or food, which contains such substances unless –

(a)the sweetener meets the requirements for purity and quality as indicated alongside it in column B of the Second Appendix;

(b)the non-high-intensity sweetening substance meets the requirement for purity and quality as indicated alongside it in column B of the Fourth Appendix.

(C)if the product is a personal (tabletop) sweetener - it does not contain any food additive other than those listed in the Fifth Appendix;

Personal (Tabletop) Sweeteners

No person shall produce or market any personal (tabletop) sweetener unless it meets the following conditions;

(a)it is in its pure form or in a mixture with carbohydrates or food additives;

(b)it is packed in a packet weighing one gram (henceforth - packet) or in a container whose net weight is not more than 200 gr;

(C)

if it is in the form of a solution or powder - attached to its packaging there will be some implement for measuring the sweetener with a capacity equal to 5 gr of sucrose.

C.  Food Additive Regulations

The food additive regulations are based on " The Public Health Regulations (Food)

(Food Additives) 1997.  A new full list of approved food additives was published by the Food Control Service (FCS) in 2001.

UNCLASSIFIEDUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service

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