General Standard for Food Additives GSFA Online

​​​What is GSFA Online?

  • GSFA Online is a web-based version of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (CAC/STAN 192-1995)
  • sets out the conditions for the use of food additives in food products
  • allows users to search the Standard by food additive (name, synonym, INS number), functional class of additives or food category
  • is easy to use
  • will be updated regularly to include additional food additive provisions adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • each page includes explanatory text and a glossary of the technical terms, and
  • is available in English, French and Spanish.

What is next?

A CD-ROM version of GSFA Online is available for those who don’t always have easy access to the internet and can be ordered through FAO Sales and Marketing Group:

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome Italy
Fax: +39 570 53360

For further information please contact:

Secretariat of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39 06 57054593

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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