Eleven New Food Additives Open for Public Consultation

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On 21 October, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 11 new food additives (including food nutrition enhancers) passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now opens for public comments, including 7 new food additives and 4 food additives with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 18 November, 2021.

(1) New food additive

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

1

Quinoline yellow aluminum lake

Colorant

05.03

Coatings for candy and chocolate products(only for candy)

0.3

Measured as quinoline yellow

(2) New food enzymes

No

Name

Source

Donor

1

β-fructofuranosidase

Aspergillus fijiensis

2

Lactase

Bacillus subtilis

Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus

3

Phytase

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus tubingensis

The quality specification requirements of enzymes should meet the requirements of the ‘National Food Safety Standard, Food Additives, Enzymes’ (GB 1886.174)

(3) Food additives with expanded scope

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

1

Magnesium chloride

Flavoring agent

06.07

Instant rice and flour products

Appropriate level as required in production

6.08

Frozen rice and flour products

12.10

Compound condiment

2

Lutein

Colorant

01.01.03

Modified milk

0.05

01.02.02

Flavored fermented milk

(4) Processing aid with expanded scope

No

Name

Function

Usage scope

1

polyacrylamide

Flocculating agents

Processing technology of salt

(5) New food nutrition enhancers

No

Name

Category number

Food name/category

Usage amount

Note

1

2′-Fucosyllactose (synthetic)

01.03.02

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for children)

1.2 g/L

Count as the state of ready to eat, for powdery products, the level of use should be increased by times of brewing

2

D-ribose

13.05

Other special dietary foods except 13.01~13.04 (only for sports nutrition foods)

≤33 g/kg

14.04.02.01

beverages for special uses (only for sports drinks)

≤8.0 g/kg

Count as the state of ready to drink

3

lnositol (Cyclohexanehexol)

01.03.02

Modified milk powder (limited to milk powder for children)

210 mg/kg~250 mg/kg

14.02.03

Fruit /vegetable  juice(meat) beverages (including fermented products)

60 mg/kg~120 mg/kg

14.04.02.02

Flavored drink

60 mg/kg~120 mg/kg

13.0

Foods for special dietary uses

Refer to relevant standards for special dietary foods

(6) Food nutrition enhancer with expanded scope

No

Name

Category number

Food name/category

Usage scope

Note

1

Vitamin K (Vitamin K2)

01.03.02

Modified milk powder(Milk powder for children, pregnant and puerpera are excluded)

340 μg/kg ~680 μg/kg

13.03

Formula foods for special medical purposes (excepted for those mentioned in 13.01)

Refer to the regulation of vitamin K1 in GB 29922

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CFSA Opened Public Comments for Eleven New Food Additives