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FSANZ: Call for comment on a new type of food additive

Australia

Aug 30, 2020

FSANZ CEO Mark Booth said the additive is sourced from a particular type of mushroom called ‘sweet osmanthus ear’, if approved, it would be used to preserve non-alcoholic drinks.

“Extracts from the mushroom (known as jelly mushroom glycolipids) are used to protect food from common yeasts, moulds and bacteria that may grow over time.

“We carried out a safety assessment and found it is safe for use based on the proposed maximum permitted levels the Application calls for.

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