Decco's message to all packers exporting to the European Union
28 Jun 2011 | DECCO | Decco-Communication_es.pdf |
All DECCO fruit and vegetable coatings contain food grade ingredients cited in the US Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21 (Food and Drug Administration “FDA”).
Morpholine is used in DECCO's shellac, carnauba and polyethylene coatings, in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) used as a source of alkali (regulator of pH) or as an emulsifier in the form of a salt of fatty acids, always food grade.
Most fruit and vegetable coatings manufactured in the United States contain morpholine in oleate form, due to its excellent emulsifying and plasticizing properties. After the introduction of the new EU food additive laws in the 1990s, countries of the EU continued to import products from the United States and other parts of the world with the knowledge that morpholine was being used in coatings in the United States, sold in the US and abroad, as a legitimate ingredient. In particular cases, customers from these countries, They requested morpholine-free waxes which were supplied.