Research and analysis

Choking risk of jelly products: a research project

Recommendations for analysis of jelly products to determine if a product falls within the definition of those banned under EU law.

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Choking risk of jelly products: a research project

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A peer reviewed paper which describes a strategy for evaluating the choking risk of a jelly product in response to the European Union Directive 2006/52/EC, which banned the use of a range of gel-forming additives in jelly mini-cups.

This research project provides recommendations for analysis of characteristics, such as size, weight and insolubility in artificial saliva, to determine if a product falls within the Directive’s definition and represents a potential choking risk.

Published 1 February 2012