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Posted on February 20, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

Food Standards Australia New Zealand received an application from Link Trading Pty LTD seeking approval for extension of use of L-cysteine monohydrochloride (known as L-cysteine) as a food additive in reducing browning of fresh cut avocado and banana, and thus to extend their shelf-life.

Food Standards stated “There are a number of ways to commercially manufacture the food additive L-cysteine; some methods source the raw material from natural sources such as feathers or hair before further processing steps are undertaken.”The Applicant confirmed that the L-cysteine it uses is synthetically produced and not from natural sources.

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