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Q: Do I have to add cooking sprays as an ingredient on the label?

A: Releasing agents are considered direct food additives. However, if used correctly, they should not end up as a functional ingredient in the finished product and would not need to be included on the ingredient list.  If you directly spray the cookies, bars, bread, rather than the light coating recommended for the pan, you need to list it as an ingredient. Parchment paper is a good alternative to cooking spray, especially with allergen concerns and possible soy lecithin in many of those sprays.
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