Pictorial Representation - Example: Snack Noodles with Flavour sachet – Possible Depiction of Mushroom

Ingredient list Which Section Applies Depiction supported Why
Flavour Sachet: Maltodextrin, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate), Sugar, Mushroom (5%), Salt, Onion, Yeast Extract, Herbs and Spices (Black Pepper, Turmeric, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme), Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Colour (Ammonia Caramel). 1 Yes The depicted ingredient is present in a powdered form within the flavor sachet and no flavourings are present. Section 1 for guidance
Flavour Sachet: Maltodextrin, Flavour Enhancers
(Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate), Sugar, Mushroom (5%), Salt, Onion, Yeast Extract, Flavouring*, Herbs and Spices (Black Pepper, Turmeric, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme), Garlic, Sunflower Oil, Colour (Ammonia Caramel). (See below for possible flavourings in this product.)
2 Likely The depicted ingredient is present at 5% in a powdered form, the nature of the flavourings is not known. Find out more about the flavouring and see which paragraph of section 2 applies e.g. for natural flavouring paragraph 3 applies i.e. 2.3.
*Natural mushroom flavouring 2.1 Yes All of the mushroom taste is derived from mushroom and the flavouring meets the 95:5 rule.
*Natural mushroom flavouring with other natural flavourings 2.2 Probably It is likely that the taste of the mushroom is derived from mushroom but as other natural flavours are present the wholly or mainly criteria must be applied. As a guide this means at least 51% w/w of the flavouring components of the flavouring should come from the depicted source. Also bear in mind that the presence of the mushroom powder should be supporting depiction.
*Natural flavourings   Yes The presence of natural flavouring(s) alone would not support the depiction. However, you could taste the snack noodles (specifically the flavouring sachet) with and without the flavouring and provided the mushroom taste is coming from the dried mushroom powder, and then depiction will be permitted regardless of the flavouring.
*Non-natural flavouring, mushroom 2.3 Possibly If the mushroom taste is primarily coming from the presence of the mushroom powder then depiction is supported. However, if it is coming from the nonnatural flavouring then depiction is unlikely. Unless, the non-natural flavouring is derived wholly or mainly from mushroom, in which case depiction should be permissible.