NHFPC Approves new food additive and revise usage limits


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NHFPC Approves Beta-galactosidase as new food additive, 6-Methyloctanal as food flavor and expanded usage range and limit for 11 food additives

 

 

On Jan. 23, 2015, NHFPC announced the approval of new food additive Beta-galactosidase, new food flavor 6-Methyloctanal, and expanded usage range and limit for 11 food additives, including nitrous oxide, Arabic gum, monascus yellow pigment, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), rosemary extract, dimethyl dicarbonate, aluminium potassium sulfate,aluminium ammonium sulfate, phosphoric acid, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, sodium polyphosphate, rosemary extract (supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method).

New food additive: Beta-galactosidase

No.

Enzyme

Source

Donator

1.  

Beta-galactosidase

Bifidobacterium bifidum

 

 

New food flavor: 6-Methyloctanal

Chinese name6-甲基辛醛

English name6-Methyloctanal

FunctionFood flavor (synthetic)

Usage range and limitShould comply with appendix B Food flavor usage limit of GB2760

 11 food additives which expand usage range and limit

Table1 1 food processing aid which expanded usage range

No.

Chinese name

English name

Function

Usage range

1.        

氧化亚氮

nitrous oxide

propellant

Processing technology of cream( light cream) and similar products

 

Table 2 10 food additives which expanded usage range and limit

No.

Chinese name

English name

Function

Food category code

Food category

Maximum usage limit/(g/kg)

Notes

1.  

阿拉伯胶

Arabic gum

Others

12.01

Salt and salt substitutes

GMP

 

2.        

红曲黄色素

monascus yellow pigment

Colour

10.02.01

Stewed eggs

GMP

 

3.        

抗坏血酸(维生素C

ascorbic acid (vitaminC)

Antioxidant

14.02.01

Fruit /vegetable juice (pulp)

1.5

 

4.        

迷迭香提取物

rosemary extract

Antioxidant

12.10.01

Solid blended seasonings

0.7

 

5.

二甲基二碳酸盐(又名维果灵)

dimethyl dicarbonate

Preservatives

14.04.02.01

Special purpose beverage (including sports beverage, nutrient beverage, etc.)

0.25

increase the usage amount in solid drink according to dilution factor

6.

硫酸铝钾(又名钾明矾)、硫酸铝铵(又名铵明矾)

aluminium potassium sulfate,aluminium ammonium sulfate

Raising/Leavening Agent

06.05.02.01

Noodles and vermicelli made from bean or sweet potato starch

GMP

Al residue200mg/kg,(dry productcalculated as Al)

7.

磷酸

phosphoric acid

Acidity Regulator

15.02

Integrated alcoholic beverges

5.0

calculated as PO43-

8.

焦磷酸钠

tetrasodium pyrophosphate

Anti-Caking Agent, Water conservation agent

09.04

Cooked fish and fish products (ready to eat)

5.0

used singly or in combination with sodium polyphosphate, calculated as PO43-

9.

六偏磷酸钠

sodium polyphosphate

Anti-Caking Agent, Water conservation agent

09.04

Cooked fish and fish products (ready to eat)

5.0

used singly or in combination with tetrasodium pyrophosphate, calculated as PO43-

10.

迷迭香提取物(超临界二氧化碳萃取法)

rosemary extract (supercritical carbon dioxide extraction method)

Antioxidant

12.10.01

Solid blended seasonings

0.7

 

12.10.02

Semi-solid blended seasonings

0.3

12.10.03

Liquid blended seasonings (excluding 12.03 and 12.04)

0.3