- Potassium hydroxide
Allowed for peeling any processed peaches, rather than limited to peaches that are Individually Quick Frozen. Effective 5/29/2013
- Silicon dioxide
Prohibited except (1) if used as a defoamer or (2) if organic rice hulls are not commercially available in the appropriate form, quality or quantity to replace its use. Effective 11/3/2013, with all products in compliance by 11/3/2014
- Beta-carotene extract color
Allowed from algae sources if organic beta-carotene is not commercially available.
- Annatto extract color
Allowed from organic annatto sources only.
Effective 11/3/2013, with all products in compliance by 11/3/2014
- Peracetic acid
Continues current allowance. In addition, hydrogen peroxide products that contain small amounts of peracetic acid will continue to be allowed when products are relabeled to comply with new EPA requirements.
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