NHC Approved Four New Food Raw Materials

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On 25th April, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 4 new food raw materials, the detailed information are as follows:

1. β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan

Name

β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan

Basic information

Source: sucrose

Structure:

Molecular formula: (C6H10O5) n, n≥615

Production process

Using sucrose as raw materials, and produced by Rhizobium pusense fermentation, alcohol precipitation, filtration, separation, drying, crushing and other processes.

Recommended intake

≤3 g/day

Quality requirement

Property

Off-white to light yellow powder

β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan, g/100g

≥90

Moisture, g/100g

≤4

Ash, g/100g

≤5

Protein, g/100g

≤3

Supplement information

1. Infants, young children, pregnant women and lactating women are not suitable for consumption. The labels and instructions shall indicate the unsuitable population and the limit of consumption.

2. The detection method of β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan content is shown in appendix.

3. Food safety indicators must meet the following requirements:

Pb, mg/kg

≤0.5

As, mg/kg

≤0.5

Cd, mg/kg

≤0.2

Hg, mg/kg

≤0.02

Nitrate, mg/kg

≤100

Aerobic plate count, CFU/g

≤5000

Coliforms, MPN/g

<3.0

2. Dihydroquercetin

Name

Dihydroquercetin

Basic information

Source: Pinaceae, Laricoideae, Larix, Sect. Larix, Larix olgensis.

Part: root

CAS: 480-18-2

Molecular formula: C15H12O7

Structure:

Production process

Using the roots of artificially planted Larix olgensis as raw materials, and  produced by the following operations: peeling, tearing, extraction, concentration, alcohol precipitation, supernatant concentration, extraction, re-concentration, crystallization, centrifugation and separation, freeze vacuum drying, crushing and sieving, etc.

Recommended intake

≤100 mg/day

Quality requirement

Property

Pale yellow or off-white powder

Dihydroquercetin content

≥90.0%

Supplement information

1. Use scope and maximum usage: Drinks: 20 mg/L; Flavored fermented milk: 20 mg/kg; Cocoa product, chocolate and chocolate products: 70 mg/kg.

2. Infants, young children, children (≤ 14 years), pregnant women and lactating women are not suitable for consumption. The labels and instructions shall indicate the unsuitable population and the limit of consumption.

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

Aerobic plate count, CFU/g

≤1000

Coliforms, MPN/g

≤3.0

Moulds and yeasts, CFU/g

≤100

Salmonella, /25g

Not detectable

Staphylococcus aureus, /25g

Not detectable

3. Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108

Latin name

Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108

Supplement information

1. The strain that can be used in infant and young children food.

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

4. Nannochloropsis gaditana

Latin name

Nannochloropsis gaditana

Production process

Produced by inoculation, cultivation, concentration, drying, etc.

Recommended intake

≤2 g/day (dry product)

Supplement information

1. Infants, young children, pregnant women and lactating women are not suitable for consumption. The labels and instructions shall indicate the unsuitable population and the limit of consumption.

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

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Reference

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