NHC Approved 5 New Food Additives

On 7th January, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 5 new food additives, including 1 new enzyme, 1 new processing aid, 1 new nutrition enhancer and 2 food additives with expanded scope, the detailed approval information is as follow:

(1) New enzyme

Name

Source

Donor

beta-amylase

Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus flexus

(2) New processing aid

Name

Function

Food Name/ category

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)

(3) New nutrition enhancer

Name

Category number

Food Name/ category

Maximum level

Vitamin K2

(Synthesis method)

01.03.02

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for children)

420μg/kg~750μg/kg

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

340μg/kg~680μg/kg

(4) Food additives with expanded scope

No.

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

1

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

-

2

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

Appropriate level as required in production

Products suitable for people aged 37 months -10 years old

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