Analysis on Application Approval of New food Additives in 2020

In 2020, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued three announcements (No. 4, 2020; No. 6, 2020; No.8 of 2020) by the form of “Three New Food” with a total of 78 products approved including new food raw materials (novel food), new food additives, and food-related products (new food contact substances). Among them, there were 30 new food additives (including expanded use) approved.

Besides, from websites of NHC and China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), in 2020, a total of 73 new food additives applications were accepted, and 27 new food additives (including expanded use) passed the technical evaluation and were issued for public comments.

CIRS Group will take you to the detailed information about the acceptance and approval of new food additives in China in 2020 as following.

1. List of new food additives application acceptance in 2020 (73 types)

In 2020, a total of 73 new food additives (including expanded use) applications were accepted by NHC. The acceptance numbers are all shown as "卫食添新申字", and no distinction between domestic and imported products.

Some new products, especially those that applied in the first half of the year have passed the technical review by CFSA and were issued for public comments. Besides, a few new products were officially approved in 2020.

No

Acceptance Date

Acceptance Code

Name of New Food Additives

1

2020-01-02

卫食添新申字(2020)第0001号

Fructo oligosaccharide

2

2020-01-09

卫食添新申字(2020)第0002号

Potassium sorbate

3

2020-01-13

卫食添新申字(2020)第0003号

6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium

4

2020-01-13

卫食添新申字(2020)第0004号

Maltitol

5

2020-01-20

卫食添新申字(2020)第0005号

Sodium alginate

6

2020-03-12

卫食添新申字(2020)第0006号

β-amylase

7

2020-03-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0007号

Xylanase

8

2020-03-24

卫食添新申字(2020)第0008号

Tamarind polysaccharide gum

9

2020-03-24

卫食添新申字(2020)第0009号

Tamarind polysaccharide gum

10

2020-03-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0010号

Monascus red

11

2020-04-03

卫食添新申字(2020)第0011号

Pectinesterase

12

2020-04-09

卫食添新申字(2020)第0012号

Citric Acid

13

2020-04-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0013号

Dimethyl dicarbonate

14

2020-04-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0014号

Polygalacturonase

15

2020-04-28

卫食添新申字(2020)第0015号

Dimethyl dicarbonate

16

2020-04-29

卫食添新申字(2020)第0016号

Gum ghatti

17

2020-04-30

卫食添新申字(2020)第0017号

α-Amylase

18

2020-04-30

卫食添新申字(2020)第0018号

Silicon dioxide

19

2020-04-30

卫食添新申字(2020)第0019号

Protease

20

2020-04-30

卫食添新申字(2020)第0020号

Deaminase

21

2020-05-07

卫食添新申字(2020)第0021号

Ethyl cellulose ethoce

22

2020-05-07

卫食添新申字(2020)第0022号

Potassium sorbate

23

2020-05-08

卫食添新申字(2020)第0023号

Protease

24

2020-05-09

卫食添新申字(2020)第0024号

Polyaspartate potassium

25

2020-05-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0025号

Xylanase

26

2020-05-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0026号

Lactase

27

2020-05-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0027号

β-glycosyltransferase

28

2020-05-28

卫食添新申字(2020)第0028号

Nisin

29

2020-06-03

卫食添新申字(2020)第0029号

Nisin

30

2020-06-11

卫食添新申字(2020)第0030号

Sucralose

31

2020-06-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0031号

Thaumatin

32

2020-06-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0032号

Phosphoric acid(wet-process)

33

2020-06-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0033号

Phosphoric acid(wet-process)

34

2020-06-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0034号

δ-Stearolactone

35

2020-06-19

卫食添新申字(2020)第0035号

γ-Stearolactone

36

2020-06-22

卫食添新申字(2020)第0036号

Tamarind polysaccharide gum

37

2020-06-22

卫食添新申字(2020)第0037号

Tamarind polysaccharide gum

38

2020-06-22

卫食添新申字(2020)第0038号

Tamarind polysaccharide gum

39

2020-07-17

卫食添新申字(2020)第0039号

Polyacrylamide

40

2020-07-21

卫食添新申字(2020)第0040号

Kappa-Selenocarrageenan

41

2020-07-21

卫食添新申字(2020)第0041号

Phospholipase C

42

2020-07-21

卫食添新申字(2020)第0042号

Phosphoinositide phospholipase C

43

2020-08-04

卫食添新申字(2020)第0043号

4-α-glucanotransferase

44

2020-08-05

卫食添新申字(2020)第0044号

Tomato red

45

2020-08-06

卫食添新申字(2020)第0045号

Butane

46

2020-08-17

卫食添新申字(2020)第0046号

Curdlan

47

2020-08-20

卫食添新申字(2020)第0047号

Phytases

48

2020-08-20

卫食添新申字(2020)第0048号

Phosphatidylinositol specific phospholipase CC

49

2020-08-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0049号

Nucleotide

50

2020-08-27

卫食添新申字(2020)第0050号

Lipase

51

2020-08-31

卫食添新申字(2020)第0051号

6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium

52

2020-08-31

卫食添新申字(2020)第0052号

Dibasic sodium phosphate

53

2020-09-03

卫食添新申字(2020)第0053号

Silicon dioxide

54

2020-09-03

卫食添新申字(2020)第0054号

Protease

55

2020-09-03

卫食添新申字(2020)第0055号

Alpha amylase

56

2020-09-03

卫食添新申字(2020)第0056号

α-Amylase

57

2020-09-11

卫食添新申字(2020)第0057号

Magnesium chloride

58

2020-10-22

卫食添新申字(2020)第0058号

Sucrose fatty acid esters

59

2020-10-22

卫食添新申字(2020)第0059号

Sucrose fatty acid esters

60

2020-10-23

卫食添新申字(2020)第0060号

Curdlan

61

2020-10-22

卫食添新申字(2020)第0061号

Nitrous oxide

62

2020-10-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0062号

Monascus red

63

2020-10-26

卫食添新申字(2020)第0063号

Monascus yellow

64

2020-11-02

卫食添新申字(2020)第0064号

Xylanase

65

2020-11-02

卫食添新申字(2020)第0065号

Maltogenic amylase

66

2020-11-02

卫食添新申字(2020)第0066号

Sucrose fatty acid esters

67

2020-11-10

卫食添新申字(2020)第0067号

ε-poly-L-lysine·HCL

68

2020-11-10

卫食添新申字(2020)第0068号

Glucos oxidase

69

2020-11-16

卫食添新申字(2020)第0069号

Cellulose

70

2020-11-24

卫食添新申字(2020)第0070号

White oil (liquid paraffin)

71

2020-11-24

卫食添新申字(2020)第0071号

Calcium propionate

72

2020-12-01

卫食添新申字(2020)第0072号

Inositol

73

2020-12-14

卫食添新申字(2020)第0073号

Caramel color class I – plain

2. List of new food additives which passed the technical review and were issued for public comments in 2020 (27 types)

In 2020, 27 of new food additives passed the technical review of CFSA and were issued for public comments. These include 1 new food nutrition enhancer, 1 new food processing aid, 7 new enzymes, and 18 existing food additives with expended use (including 2 nutrition enhancers and 4 processing aids). All the products that were issued for public comments on 20th February have been approved on 14th August.

1) List of new food nutrition enhancers (1 type)

No

Name

Category number

Food Name/ category

Maximum level

Approval Status

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Vitamin K2

(Synthesis method)

01.03.02

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for children)

420μg/kg~750μg/kg

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for pregnant and puerpera)

340μg/kg~680μg/kg

2) List of new processing aids (1 type)

No

Name

Function

Food Name/ category

Approval Status

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Nitrous oxide

Propellant, Foaming agent

01.05 Processing of cream (light cream) and similar products;

02.02 Processing of water-oily fat emulsified products (vegetable milk only);

Processing of fat emulsified products other than 02.02, including mixed or flavored fat emulsified products (vegetable cream only)

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020

3) List of new food enzymes (7 types)

No

Name

Source

Donor

Approval Status

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Protein glutaminase

Chryseobacterium proteolyticum

-

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020;

14th August,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020.

2

β-amylase

Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus flexus

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 13th July, 2020.

3

α-Amylase

Bacillus licheniformis

Cytophaga sp.

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 27th September, 2020

4

Lactase

Bacillus subtilis

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on  27th September, 2020

5

Protease

Bacillus subtilis

Thermus Aquaticus

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 12th November, 2020

6

Protease

Bacillus subtilis

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 25th December, 2020

7

Phosphoinositide phospholipase C

Pseudomonas fluorescens

Microorganisms encoding Phosphoinositide Phospholipase C gene isolated from soil

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 25th December, 2020

Note: The quality specification requirements of enzymes should meet the requirements of the "National Food Safety Standard, Food Additives and Enzyme" (GB 1886.174).

4) List of food additives with expended use (18 types)

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Approval Status

(As of the end of 2020)

1

dl-tartaric acid

Acidity regulator

04.02.02.03

Pickled vegetables

3.0(measured as tartaric acid)

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020;

14th August,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020

06.05.02.01

Noodles and vermicelli made from starch

2.0(measured as tartaric acid)

2

Manganese sulfate

Processing aid (Nutrients for fermentation)

-

Fermentation technology

-

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020;

14th August,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020

3

6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium

Nutrition enhancer

01.01.03

Modified milk (limited to milk for pregnant and puerpera)

Usage amount should comply with GB 14880

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020;

14th August,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020

01.03.02

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for children)

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for pregnant and puerpera)

06.06

Instant cereals, including rolled oats

14.02.03

Fruit and vegetable juice (nectar) drink (including fermented product)

13.03

Foods for Special Medical Purpose (except 13.01)

Can be used as the source of folic acid, the usage should comply with the relevant requirement of folic acid in GB 29922

4

Sodium alginate

Stabilizer, coagulator

13.05

Other food for special dietary use (only for foods for special medical purpose of 1-10 years old)

1.0 (Products suitable for people aged 1-3)

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020

Appropriate level as required in production  (Products suitable for people aged 4-10)

5

Monascus red

Colorant

04.04.01.05

New bean curd product (puffed soy protein food, soybean meat, etc.)

Appropriate level as required in production

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020

6

Citric Acid

Acidity regulator

04.02.01.03

Peeled, cut or shredded fresh

vegetables

Appropriate level as required in production

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020

7

Sucralose

Sweetener

08.03.05

Meat enema

0.35

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020

8

Sodium polyphosphate

Processing aid (Chelator)

-

Lactose processing technology (residual amount is 0.2 g/kg)

-

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020.

9

Gum ghatti

Emulsifier

13.05

Other food for special dietary use (only for foods for special medical purpose of for people over 10 years old)

3.0

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 13th July, 2020

10

Silicon dioxide

Anti-caking agent

04.04.01.05

New bean curd product (puffed soy protein food, soybean meat, etc.)

15.0

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 27th September, 2020;

11

Sodium alginate

Stabilizer

13.05

Other food for special dietary use (Only for formula products containing amino acid metabolism disorders or special medical purposes from 13 months to 10 years old)

1.0 (Products suitable for people aged 13-36 months)

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 27th September, 2020;

Appropriate level as required in production

(Products suitable for people aged 37 month-10 years)

12

Curdlan

Thickener

06.05.02.04

Starch-based snack

Appropriate level as required in production

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 27th September, 2020;

16.07

Other (for canned waxberry processing)

13

Tamarind polysaccharide gum

Thickener

04.01.02.05

Jam

5

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 27th September, 2020;

04.01.02.08.05

Fruitcake

20

14.02.03

Fruit/vegetable juice (puree) beverage

3 (Count as the state of ready to drink, for solid beverage, the level of use should be increased by times of dilution)

14

6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium

Nutrition enhancer

13.05

Other special dietary foods except 13.01~13.04 (only for nutritional supplements for pregnant, lactating women and sports nutrition foods)

The usage should comply with the relevant requirements in GB 31601-2015 and GB24154-2015

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 27th September, 2020;

15

Tomato red

Colorant

05.02.02

Other candy except for Gum-based candy

0.25

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 12th November, 2020;

12.10.02

Semi-solid blended condiment

0.125

16

Curdlan

Thickener

04.01.02.05

Jam

Appropriate level as required in production

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 12th November, 2020;

04.04.01.05

New bean curd product (soy protein and its’ puffed food, soybean meat, etc.)

17

Butane

Processing aid (Propellant)

-

Processing technology of spray release oil for bakery food

-

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 12th November, 2020;

18

Phosphoric acid

Processing aid (Nutrients for refining, degumming and fermentation)

-

Oil processing technology, fermentation technology

-

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 12th November, 2020;

3. List of approved new food additives in 2020 (30 types)

In 2020, 30 types of new food additives were approved by NHC, which include 1 new food additive, 14 new food enzymes for food industry, 2 existing food nutrition enhancers with expended use, 10 existing food additives with expended use, and 3 existing processing aids with expended use.

Due to the large number of applications for food additives for the same product and the lack of clear information on the scope of use, the information on some approved products is missing. CIRS summarized relevant information below:

1) List of approved new food additive (1 type)

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food Name/ category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Acceptance information, public comment and approval announcements

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Sanzan Gum

Thickener, stabilizer and coagulator

08.03.05

Meat enema

5.0

Accepted on 6th April, 2016, 2016.04.06, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2016)第0019号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 11th December, 2018;

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

14.02.03

Fruit and vegetable juice (nectar) drink (including fermented product)

1.4 (increase the use in solid drinks depending on dilution ratio)

14.03.02

Plant protein containing drink

1.3(increase the use in solid drinks depending on dilution ratio)

2) List of approved new food enzymes (14 types)

No

Name

Source

Donor

Acceptance information, public comment and approval announcements

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Arabinfuranosidease

Trichoderma reesei

Talaromyces pinophilus

Accepted on 12th March, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0018号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 24th June, 2019;

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

2

Polygalacturonase

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus niger

Accepted on 1st April, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0026号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

3

Pectinlyase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus niger

Accepted on 19th September, 2018, Acceptance number卫食添新申字(2018)第0031号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 24th June, 2019;

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

4

Maltotetraohydrolase

Bacillus licheniformis

Pseudomonas stutzeri

Accepted on 3rd August, 2018, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2018)第0025号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019;

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

5

Xylanase

Trichoderma reesei

Talaromyces leycettanus

Accepted on 12th March, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0019号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 24th June, 2019;

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

6

α- Glucosidase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus niger

Accepted on 3rd August, 2018, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2018)第0022号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

7

Lactase

Bacillus licheniformis

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Accepted on 12th March, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0017号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 24th June, 2019;

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

8

Carboxypeptidases

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus niger

Accepted on 1st April, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0027号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

9

Lipase

Aspergillus niger

Fusarium culmorum

Accepted on 12th March, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0014号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

10

α- Amylase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus kawachii

Accepted on 12th March, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0016号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

11

Protease

Trichoderma reesei

Trichoderma reesei

Accepted on 3rd August, 2018, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2018)第0023号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

12

Glucose isomerase

Streptomyces rubiginosus

Streptomyces rubiginosus

Accepted on 12th March, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0015号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

13

Lipase

Hansenula polymorpha

Fusarium hetreosporum

Accepted on 1st April, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0025号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019

2nd June,2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020

14

Protein glutaminase

Chryseobacterium proteolyticum

-

Accepted on 16th September, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0047号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020

14th August, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020

Note: The requirements on quality specification of enzymes should meet the requirements of the "National Food Safety Standard, Food Additives and Enzyme" (GB 1886.174).

3) List of approved food nutrition enhancers with expanded scope (2 types)

No

Name

Category number

Food Name/ category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Acceptance information, public comment and approval announcements

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Kappa-Selenocarrageenan

01.03.02

Modified milk powders (except milk powder for children)

140μg/kg ~280μg/kg

Accepted on 8th July, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0038号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

Modified milk powders (limited to milk powder for children)

60μg/kg ~130μg/kg

06.02

Rice and its product

140μg/kg ~280μg/kg

06.03

Wheat flour and its product

140μg/kg ~280μg/kg

06.04

Coarse grain flour and its product

140μg/kg ~280μg/kg

07.01

Bread

140μg/kg ~280μg/kg

07.03

Biscuit

30μg/kg ~110μg/kg

2

6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium

01.01.03

Modified milk (limited to milk for pregnant and puerpera)

Usage amount should comply with GB 14880

Accepted on 3rd January, 2020, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2020)第0003号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020

14th August, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020

01.03.02

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for children)

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for pregnant and puerpera)

06.06

Instant cereals, including rolled oats

14.02.03

Fruit and vegetable juice (nectar) drink (including fermented product)

13.03

Foods for Special Medical Purpose (except 13.01)

Can be used as the source of folic acid, the usage should comply with the relevant requirement of folic acid in GB 29922

4) List of approved food additives with expanded scope (10 types)

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food Name/ category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Acceptance information, public comment and approval announcements

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Calcium sulfate

Stabilizer, coagulator

06.05.02

Starch products

10.0

Accepted on 26th February, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0011号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019;

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

07.04

Fillings for baked food and food

10.0

08.02.01

Conditioning meat products (raw meat with conditioning materials)

5.0

08.03.09

Other cooled meat products

5.0

09.02.03

Frozen minced fish products (including fish balls, etc.)

3.0

12.10.02.04

Other semi-solid blended condiments

10.0

16.01

Jelly

10.0

2

Rosemary extract

Antioxidant

14.03.02

Plant protein drink

0.15 (Count as the state of ready to drink, for solid beverage, the level of use should be increased by times of dilution)

Accepted on 2nd April, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0028号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019;

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

3

Steviol glycosides

Sweetener

04.02.02.03

Pickled vegetables

0.23

(Count as steviol)

Accepted on 2nd April, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0029号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

04.02.02.06

Fermented vegetables

0.20

(Count as steviol)

04.04.01.05

New bean curd product (puffed soy protein food, soybean meat, etc.)

0.09

(Count as steviol)

05.01

Cocoa products, chocolate, and chocolate products, including imitations and chocolate substitutes

0.83

(Count as steviol)

07.03

Biscuit

0.43

(Count as steviol)

4

Acesulfame Potassium

Sweetener

04.04.01.02

Dried bean curd products

0.2

A total of three acceptances, accepted on 23nd January,2019; 31st July 2019, acceptance numbers are respectively:卫食添新申字(2019)第0006号, 卫食添新申字(2019)第0007号, 卫食添新申字(2019)第0040号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 24th June, 2019 and 15th October, 2019;

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

(Note: the approval announcement of this substance is a collection of three applications)

06.06

Instant cereals, including rolled oats

0.8

07.02

Pastries

0.5

14.05.01

Tea beverages

0.58 (Count as the state of ready to drink, for solid beverage, the level of use should be increased by times of dilution)

15.02

Integrated alcoholic beverage

0.35

5

Vegetable carbon black

Colorant

12.10

Blended condiment

5.0

Accepted on 17th September, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0048号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 15th October, 2019;

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

16.06

Puffed food

6

DL-Tartaricacid

Acidity regulator

04.02.02.03

Pickled vegetables

3.0

(Measured as tartaric acid)

Accepted on 6th November, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0051号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020;

14th August, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020.

06.05.02.01

Noodles and vermicelli made from starch

2.0

(Measured as tartaric acid)

7

Sucrose fatty acid esters

Emulsifier

01.02.02

Flavored fermented milk

1.5

Accepted on 16th July, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0039号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th, December, 2019;

14th August, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020.

8

Monascus red

Colorant

04.04.01.05

New bean curd product (puffed soy protein food, soybean meat, etc.)

Appropriate level as required in production

Accepted on 15th May, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0032号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020.

9

Citric acid

Acidity regulator

04.02.01.03

Peeled, cut or shredded fresh

vegetables

Appropriate level as required in production

Accepted on 3nd April, 2020, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2020)第0012号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020.

10

Sucralose

Sweeteners

08.03.05

Meat enema

0.35

Accepted on 26th December, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0055号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020.

5) List of approved processing aids with expanded scope (3 types)

No

Name

Function

Usage scope

Acceptance information, public comment and approval announcements

(As of the end of 2020)

1

Phosphoric acid

Processing aid (Autolysis promoter)

Technology for yeast processed products

Accepted on 22nd May, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0034号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 9th August, 2019;

2nd June, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.4 of 2020.

2

Manganese sulfate

Processing aid (Nutrients for fermentation)

Fermentation technology

Accepted on 27th December, 2019, Acceptance number:卫食添新申字(2019)第0056号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 20th February, 2020;

14th August, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.6 of 2020.

3

Sodium polyphosphate

Processing aid

(Chelator)

Lactose processing technology (residual amount is 0.2 g/kg)

Accepted on 22nd August, 2019, Acceptance number: 卫食添新申字(2019)第0043号;

Passed the technical review and issued public comments on 1st June, 2020;

11th November, 2020, officially approved by Announcement No.8 of 2020.

Summary:

There are three main stages of applying for a new food additives: Firstly, NHC accepts the application. Secondly, CFSA runs a technical review and issue public comments. Finally, if everything goes well, NHC will approve the application. Generally, it will take approximately 1 year to apply for a new food additive. While if the application is about expending usage scope, the timeline may be shorter.

In order to implement the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, and ensure the smooth implementation of administrative licensing work, the way of online video evaluation and defense is adopted for the first time for CFSA and enterprises on new food related products. On the whole, the acceptance and administrative approval of new food additives were not greatly affected by the epidemic. Compared with 2019, the number of accepted products in 2020 increased by 17 and the number of products issued the public comments decreased by 7 types. The official announcement of approved products is basically the same with 2019 (28 types in 2019, 30 types in 2020).

Meanwhile, based on the analysis on the application approval of new food additives in 2020, it can be seen that the declaration of new food additives has similar characteristics of that in 2019, which is that, the new varieties are mainly enzymes, and the number of products with expanded scope are still large. This also reflects the rapid growth on enzymes, nutrition enhancers and other products with the rapid development of bioengineering technology and technological innovation industry.

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