NHC Approved Three New Food Raw Materials in China

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On 29 May, 2019, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved three new food raw materials: Lactobacillus curvatus, Ashitaba stem and leaf, Loquat flower.

(1) Lactobacillus curvatus

Latin name

Lactobacillus curvatus

Remark

1.  Application scope: Fermented meat products, fermented milk and dairy products, but not included food for infant and young children.

2. The substance shall not be consumed by infant and young children. Unapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

3. Food safety indexes are implemented in accordance with the relevant national standards.

(2) Ashitaba stem and leaf

English name

Ashitaba stem and leaf

Basic information

Source: Umbelliferae, Angelica (Latin name: Angelica keiskei)

Edible parts: stems and leaves

Recommended dietary amount

Fresh product≤50 g/day (Recommended dietary amount of dry product is converted to fresh product)

Remark

1. The substance shall not be consumed by infant and young children, pregnant women and lactating women. Unapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

2. Food safety indexes are implemented in accordance with the relevant national regulations of vegetables.

(3) Loquat flower

English name

Loquat flower

Basic information

Source: Rosaceae, Eriobotrya (Latin name: Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.)

Edible parts: flower

Manufacture process

The product were prepared by removing stem, washing and drying of loquat flower.

Recommended dietary amount

Dry product≤8 g/day

Remark

1. The substance shall not be consumed by infant and young children, pregnant women and lactating women. Unapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

2. Food safety indexes are implemented in accordance with the relevant national regulations of dried vegetables (leafy vegetables).

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Reference

NHC News