Five New Food Additives Open for Public Consultation

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On 12 November, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 5 new food additives passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now opens for public comments, including 1 new food additive, 2 food additives with expanded scope and 2 processing aid with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 5 December, 2020.

(1) New food additive

English Name

Protease

Source

Bacillus subtilis

Donor

Thermus Aquaticus

(2) Food additives with expanded scope

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

Tomato red

Colorant

05.02.02

Other candy except for Gum-based candy

0.25

-

12.10.02

Semi-solid blended condiment

0.125

Curdlan

Thickener

04.01.02.05

Jam

Appropriate level as required in production

-

04.04.01.05

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

(3) Processing aid with expanded scope

Name

Function

Range of application

Butane

Propellant

Processing technology of spray release oil for bakery food

Phosphoric acid

Nutrients for refining, degumming and fermentation

Oil processing technology, fermentation technology

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CFSA Opened Public Comments for Five New Food Additives