China MoH has removed 38 food additives from the list of approved food additives

9 April 2012, The Ministry of Health(MoH) of China has published a notice to remove 38 food additives(for example, 4-phenylphenol, metatartaric acid) from the list of approved food additives in China. The 38 additives are not regarded as technically necessary after the review of MoH.

This list is available here.

In China, food additives are allowed to be used in China only if they are:


Any additive that does not meet all three criteria above will be regarded as new food additive and requires registration and further risk assessment. More info can be found here.


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