What Is Food Grade Beeswax Used For?
Food grade beeswax is used as a glazing agents on food products including fruits (usually fresh citrus, melons, apples, pears, peaches, and pineapples).
The European Commission has issued Regulation (EU) No 1147/2012 on December 5, 2012. Beeswax, palm wax, shellac, microcrystalline wax are used for some fruits.
It is understood that these 4 types of glazing agents can be applied to the surface of fruits, which can effectively prevent water loss and oxidation, and can also inhibit the growth of molds and other microorganisms, which is beneficial to the storage of fruits.
According to its regulations, since December 25, 2012, beeswax (white and yellow) can be used for bananas, mangoes, avocados, and pomegranates according to production requirements; palm wax can be used for pomegranates, mangoes, avocados, and papaya. The largest use The limit is 200mg / kg; shellac can be used for pomegranate, mango, avocado, papaya according to production requirements; microcrystalline wax can be used for pineapple according to production requirements.