Compound ingredients

2 weeks ago | 1 min

Compound ingredients are ingredients that are made up of more than one ingredient. All the components of the compound ingredient must be declared in brackets immediately after the compound ingredient appears in the ingredients list; the list should be in descending order of weight – for example, Toad in the hole: ‘Ingredients: Batter (Water, Wheat Flour, Whole Egg, Egg White, Rapeseed Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Salt, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin)’.

Any additives that are in the compound ingredient should be presented at the end of the bracketed list rather than at the end of the main ingredients list.

Any compound ingredient with a composition controlled by legislation (chocolate, jam, honey, etc) that makes up less than 2% of the finished product does not need to be broken down into its components.

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