TR ISO/TS 19657:2020

Definitions and technical criteria for food ingredients to be considered as natural


Specifies definitions and technical criteria (acceptable sources, materials and processes) to be fulfilled for food ingredients to be considered as natural.

Applicable to food ingredients and in business-to-business communication (B2B) only. Does not apply to product communication to consumers (i.e. voluntary and mandatory labelling).

Does not apply to human safety, environmental safety, socio-economic considerations (e.g. fair trade) and the characteristics of packaging materials.

Does not apply to flavourings, natural mineral waters and bottled drinking waters.




Status Current
Edition 2020
No. of Pages 14
ICS Classification 67.040 Food products in general
Committee Food Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption -