Nine New Food Additives Open for Public Consultation

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On 12 April, 2021, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 9 new food additives passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee and now opens for public comments, including 4 new food additives, 5 food additives with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 7 May, 2021.

(1) New Enzyme

Name

Source

Donor

Protease

Anoxybacillus caldiproteolyticus

-

Glutaminase

Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus licheniformis

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

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

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

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

Advantame

Sweetener

14.04

Carbonated beverage

0.006

-

Glutamine transaminase

Stabilizer and coagulator

01.02.02

Flavored fermented milk

0.3

-

01.06.01

Unripened cheese

 

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

Paprika red

Colorant

08.02.01

Conditioning meat products (raw meat with conditioning materials)

Appropriate level as required in production

-

Sucrose fatty acid esters

Emulsifier

01.05.01

Cream

2.5

 

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CFSA Opened Public Comments for Nine New Food Additives