Three New Food Raw Materials Open for Public Consultation

On 12 November, 2020, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 3 new food raw materials passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now opens for public comments. The deadline for public comments is 12 December, 2020.

(1) Rumex patientia L. ×Rumex tianshanicus A. Los

Name

Rumex patientia L. ×Rumex tianshanicus A. Los

Basic information

Species: Polygonaceae Juss., Rumex acetosa L.

Edible parts: Stem and leaves

Recommended intake

≤50 g/d (Measured on fresh products)

Other information

1. The substance shall not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women. Inapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

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

(2) Dihydroquercetin

Name

Dihydroquercetin

Basic information

Source: Pinaceae, Laricoideae Melchior et Werd., Larix, roots of  Larix olgensis

Chemical Name: 3,5,7,3',4'-Pentahydroxyflavanone

CAS: 480-18-2

Molecular formula: C15H12O7

Structure:

Production process

Using the roots of artificially Larix olgensis as raw materials, after peeling and tearing, extraction, concentration, ethanol precipitation, supernatant concentration, extraction, reconcentration, crystallization, centrifugal separation, freeze vacuum drying, comminution, sieving and other processes.

Recommended intake

≤ 100m g/d

Quality requirement

Property

Light yellow or off-white powder

Dihydroquercetin content

≥90.0%

Other information

1. Application scope and maximum usage: beverages (20 mg/L), fermented milk and flavored fermented milk (20 mg/kg), cocoa products, chocolate and chocolate products (70 mg/kg).

2. The substance shall not be consumed by infants, young children (under 14 years old), pregnant women and lactating women. Inapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

3. Food safety indicators must meet the following requirements:

Pb/ (mg/kg): ≤0.5

As/ (mg/kg): ≤0.3

Cd/ (mg/kg): ≤0.5

Hg/ (mg/kg): ≤0.1

Total plate count / (CFU/g): ≤1000

Coliform bacteria (MPN/g): ≤3.0

Mold &Yeast /(CFU/g):≤50

Pathogenic bacteria ( Salmonella, Staphylococcus) :0/25g

(3) Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108

Latin Name

Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108

Other information

1. Strains that can be used in infant food.

2. Food safety indicators should comply with the relevant Chinese standards.

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CFSA Opened Public Comments for Three New Food Raw Materials