This Standard is prescribed in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
The source of solvent to be used for extraction of natural edible colorants includes:
1. Water, ethanol, vegetable oil or other food raw materials.
2. Solvents permitted by Sanitation Standard for Processing Aids.
The natural edible colorants with excipients or other additives added are limited to the product names listed in the Scope and Application Standard of Food Additives, or other food raw materials.
The sources, major component and specifications standard of natural edible colorants shall comply with the requirements of the Appendix table.
This Standard shall be implemented from 1 January, 2024.