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15 New Food Ingredients and Food-related Products Granted Approval in China

China National Health Commission approved the use of one new food raw material, nine new food additives and five food-related products. Advantame is approved to be used in carbonated drinks in China.

As revealed by the notification released on Oct. 22, 2021, China National Health Commission (NHC) officially approved the use of 15 new food ingredients and food-related products, including one new food raw material, nine new food additives and five food-related products.

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1. One New Food Raw Material

Name

Basic information

Notes

Rumexpatientia L. ×Rumextianshanicus A. Los

Species family: Rumex, Polygonaceae

Edible parts: stems and leaves

1. Unsuitable for infant and young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women. Labels and instructions should mark the unsuitable group.

2. Food safety indicators shall follow the requirements in China's GB standard for leaf vegetables.

2. Nine New Food Additives

One new food flavoring

Name

Food category number

Food category

Maximum usage amount (g/kg)

Extract from Thaumatococcus daniellii

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Used as food flavors for all kinds of food (except the food category from GB2760-2014 table B.1)

As necessary for production

Three new enzyme preparations

Enzyme

Source

Donor

Protease

Anoxybacillus caldiproteolyticus

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Glutaminase

Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus licheniformis

Xylanase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus niger var. tubingensis

Five food additives with expanded scope

Name

Function

Food category number

Food category

Maximu usage amount (g/kg)

Notes

Advantame

Sweetener

14.04

Carbonated drinks

0.006

Measured in ready-to-eat state.

Curdlan

Stabilizer and coagulator, thickening agent

08.02.01

Seasoned meat products (adding seasonings to raw meat)

As necessary for production

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14.06.03

Instant coffee

/

16.03

Collagen casing

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Capsanthin

Colorant

08.02.01

Seasoned meat products (adding seasonings to raw meat)

As necessary for production

/

16.07

Others (limited to konjac gelatin product)

As necessary for production

/

Paprika oleoresin

Flavor enhancer and colorant

16.07

Others (limited to konjac gelatin product)

As necessary for production

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Sucrosefatty acid ester                                                 

                                                 

                                                     

Emulsifier

01.05.01

Cream

2.5

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3. Five New Food-related Products 

One new Food Contact Material (FCM) additive

Name

CAS number

Application scope

Maximum usage/%

SML/(mg/kg)

QM/(mg/kg)

Notes

2-Propen-1-aminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-2-propen-1-yl-, chloride   (1:1), polymer with 2-propenamide,decarboxylated, hydrochlorides

913068-94-7

Paper and paperboard

0.5 (calculate as dried paper)

ND (acrylamide, DL=0.01 mg/kg)

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Paper and paperboard containing this substance cannot be used to contact baby food and breast milk

One FCM additive with expanded application scope

Name

CAS number

Application scope

Maximum usage/%

SML/(mg/kg)

QM/(mg/kg)

Notes

Paraffin wax

8002-74-2

Rubber

3

/

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Operation temperature of rubber materials and articles containing this substance should not exceed 40℃. It can only be used to contact dairy and dairy beverage, and shall not be used to contact baby food and breast milk. Benzo a pyrene contained in this substance cannot exceed 0.1 mg/kg.

Three new FCM resins

Name

CAS number

Application scope

Maximum usage /%

SML/(mg/kg)

QM/

(mg/kg)

Notes

1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer   with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl1,3-cyclobutanediol,     1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 1,3-propanediol, 2-methyl

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Paints and coating

80 (calculated by dry weight of coating)

7.5 (calculated by 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid);

5 (calculated by 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic   acid);

5 (calculated by   2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol)

5 (1,3-propanediol, 2-methyl)

6 (trimethylolpropane)

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Paints and coatings produced with this substance cannot be operated at the temperature over 130℃. It shall not be used to contact baby food or breast milk.

Styrene polymer with ethyl acrylate, methacrylic acid and glycidyl   methacrylate

56990-26-2

Paints and coating

82.1 (calculated by dry weight of coating)

6 (calculated by acrylic acid)

6 (calculated by methacrylic acid)

0.02 (calculated by glycidyl methacrylate)

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Paints and coatings produced with this substance cannot be operated at the temperature over 130℃. It shall not be used to contact baby food or breast milk. When glycidyl methacrylate can react with food or food simulant it contacts, 0.02 mg/6dm2 (QM) is deemed as the maximum limit.

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with methyl

2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid

39332-53-1

Paints and coating

16.3 (calculated by dry weight of coating)

6 (calculated by acrylic acid)

6 (calculated by methacrylic acid)

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Paints and coatings produced with this substance cannot be operated at the temperature over 130℃. It shall not be used to contact baby food or breast milk.


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