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AdaLovelace
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Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:48 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has anyone ever stumbled across a food item that lists spices and then goes on to put a parenthetical list after that? So for example the ingredients will read: x, y, z, spices (a, b, c), etc.

My question is can there be other spices aside from the ones mentioned in that list, or if they list some of the spices do they have to list them all? ;)

Thanks!
Di
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Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:38 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ada, Good question, I've wondered that myself.
LisaS
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Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 7:25 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't think they are allowed to list some but not all in the parenthesis; I think they are doing it so that "spices" comes earlier in the ingredient list than the other additives. There is one brand that routinely uses this notation (Amy's? I can't remember) and we've always done well with their products if no other problematic ingredients are listed.

Here's what I could find:

Copied from: Food Labeling Guide > 6. Ingredient Lists - <http://www.fda.gov/food/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/guidancedocuments/foodlabelingnutrition/foodlabelingguide/ucm064880.htm#parenthetically>
How are spices, natural flavors or artificial flavors declared in ingredient lists?
Answer: These may be declared in ingredient lists by using either specific common or usual names or by using the declarations “spices,” “flavor” or “natural flavor,” or “artificial flavor.”
“INGREDIENTS: Apple Slices, Water, Cane Syrup, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Spices, Salt, Natural Flavor and Artificial Flavor”
However, products that are spices or spice blends, flavors or colors must list each ingredient by name. FD&C Act 403(i)(2). 21 CFR 101.22(h)(1)

Copied from: Food Labeling Guide > 6. Ingredient Lists - <http://www.fda.gov/food/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/guidancedocuments/foodlabelingnutrition/foodlabelingguide/ucm064880.htm#parenthetically>
Do ingredients of standardized foods have to be listed when the standardized food is an ingredient in a non-standardized food?
Answer: The sub ingredients of a food that is an ingredient in another food may be declared parenthetically following the name of the ingredient or may be declared by dispersing each ingredient in its order of predominance in the ingredient statement without naming the original ingredient. 21 CFR 101.4(b)(2)
AdaLovelace
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Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:27 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the response! :-)

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