NHC Approved 1 New Food Raw Material and 9 New Food Additives in China

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On 22 October, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 1 new food raw material and 9 new food additives. The detailed approval information is as follow:

1. New food raw material

Name

Rumexpatientia L. ×Rumextianshanicus A. Los

Basic information

Species: Polygonaceae Juss., Rumex acetosa L.

Edible parts: Stem and leaves

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. New food additives

(1) New enzymes for food industry

No

Name

Source

Donor

1

Protease

Anoxybacillus caldiproteolyticus

2

Glutaminase

Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus licheniformis

3

Xylanase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus niger var. tubingensis

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

(2) New Flavor

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

1

Thaumatin

Flavoring

Used in various foods after being formulated into flavors (Except for the food category in Table B1 of GB 2760-2014)

Appropriate level as required in production

(3) Food additives with expanded scope and usage amount

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

1

Advantame

Sweetener

14.04

Carbonated beverage

0.006

Count as the state of ready to drink

2

Curdlan

Stabilizer, coagulator and thickener

08.02.01

Conditioning meat products (raw meat with conditioning materials)

Appropriate level as required in production

14.06.03

Instant coffee

16.03

Collagen casings

3

Paprika red

Colorant

08.02.01

Conditioning meat products (raw meat with conditioning materials)

Appropriate level as required in production

16.07

Other food (only for product of Konjac gel)

Appropriate level as required in production

4

Paprika oleoresin

Flavor enhancer, colorant

16.07

Other food (only for product of Konjac gel)

Appropriate level as required in production

5

Sucrose fatty acid esters

Emulsifier

01.05.01

Cream

2.5

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Reference

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