CFSA Opened Public Comments for Four New Food Additives

On 20 February, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 4 new food additives passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now opens for public comments, including 1 new food additive, 3 food additives with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 19 March, 2020.

(1) New food additive

English name

Protein-glutaminase

Source

Chryseobacterium proteolyticum

Donor

(2) Food additive with expanded scope

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

dl-tartaric acid

Acidity regulator

04.02.02.03

Pickled vegetables

3.0

Measured as per tartaric acid

06.05.02.01

Noodles and vermicelli made from starch

2.0

(3) Processing aid with expanded scope

Name

Function

Range of application

Manganese sulfate

Processing aid (Nutrient for fermentation)

Fermentation technology

(4) Food nutrition enhancer with expanded scope

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Usage amount (g/kg)

6S-5-

methyltetrahydrofolate calcium

Nutrition enhancer

01.01.03

Recombined milk (limited to recombined milk for pregnant and puerpera)

Comply with the dosage of folic acid in GB 14880.

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 (pulp) beverage (including fermented products)

13.03

Foods for Special Medical Purpose (except 13.01)

As a source of folic acid, and comply with the dosage of folic acid in GB 29922.

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