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China Approves 28 New Varieties of Food Additives and Food-related Products

Nine new enzyme preparations for food processing were approved by China NHC. 19 new food-related products were approved, including three food contact materials (FCM) additives, nine FCM additives with extended application scope, and seven resins for FCM.

As revealed by a notice1 released on July 26, 2021, 9 new varieties of food additives and 19 new food-related products were approved by China’s National Health Commission (NHC).

Nine New Food Additives 

Nine new types of enzyme preparations were granted approval. Their quality specifications shall conform to GB 1886.174 National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Enzymes for Food Industry.

S/N

Name

Source

Donor

1

4-α-glucanotransferase

Aeribacillus pallidus

/

2

Alpha-amylase

Aspergillus niger

Rhizomucor pusillus

3

Polygalacturonase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus tubingensis

4

Pectin esterase

Trichoderma reesei

Aspergillus tubingensis

5

Phosphoinositide Phospholipase C

Bacillus licheniformis

Pseudomonas sp.

6

Phospholipase C

Bacillus licheniformis

Bacillus thuringiensis

7

Xylanase

Trichoderma reesei

Thermopolyspora flexuosa

8

Glucoamylase

Aspergillus niger

Gloeophyllum trabeum

9

Lipase

Trichoderma reesei

Fusarium oxysporum

19 New Food-related Products 

19 new varieties of food-related products were approved, including 3 food contact materials (FCM) additives, 9 FCM additives with extended application scope, and 7 resins for FCM.

3 New   FCM Additives

Name  

CAS   No.

Application   Scope

Maximum   Level/%

SML/

(mg/kg)

Note

Silicic acid, sodium salt, reaction product with chlorotrimethylsilane and isopropyl alcohol

68988-56-7

Paper and paperboard

0.00585 (by dry weight)

/

Paper and paperboard added with this   substance cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

Dodecylguanidine hydrochloride

13590-97-1

Paper and paperboard

0.02 (by dry weight)

/

/

Poly(1,4-butylene adipate)

25103-87-1

Plastic

0.09

5(1,4-butanediol)

Food contact plastic material and   articles added with this substance   should not be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

9 FCM   Additives with Extended Application Scope

Name  

CAS   No.

Application   Scope

Maximum   Level/%

SML/

(mg/kg)

Note

Talc

14807-96-6

Plastic: PLA

30

/

It should not contain asbestos. PLA plastic material and articles added with this substance cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

Phosphorous trichloride, reaction products with 1,1’-biphenyl and 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol

119345-01-6

Plastic: PPSU; PESU

PPSU: 0.15; PES:0.115

18

/

C.I. solvent red 135; C.I. oil solvent red 135; 8,9,10,11-Tetrachloro-12-phthaloperinone

20749-68-2

Plastic: PCT

0.03

/

PCT plastic material and articles cannot be used in contact with food containing over 10% of ethanol or fatty food, and can only be used for room-temperature filling and long-term storage (including hot filling in the condition of T≤70℃, t≤2h or T≤100℃,t≤15min and pasteurization). This substance should comply with requirements of colorant purity specified in GB 9685-2016 Appendix A

C.I. pigment violet 15;Sodium aluminosilicate violet

12769-96-9

Plastic: PS

3

/

This substance should meet the colorant purity requirements listed in GB 9685-2016 Appendix A.

Zinc phosphate

7779-90-0

Paints and coatings

12 (by dry weight of coating)

25 (by zinc)

/

Ethanol, 2-amino-

141-43-5

Paper and paperboard

0.041 (for paper and paperboard, by dry weight); 0.01 (for paper coating, by dry weight)

0.05

Paper and paperboard added with this   substance can be used in contact oils and fats only at room temperature or below. It cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

2,4-Bis(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-6-(2-hydroxy-4-n-octyloxyphenyl)-1,3,5-triazine

2725-22-6

Plastic: PP and PE

0.03 (except in contact with water-based food)

5

Food contact PP and PE plastic and   articles added with this substance should not be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

2-Methyl-2-propenoic acid 2-ethyl-2-[[(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl) oxy] methyl]-1,3-propanediyl ester

3290-92-4

Rubber

1.2

0.05

Rubber added with this substance can only be used if the temperature does not exceed 150°C.

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

25134-51-4

Plastic: ABS

0.036

6 (by propenoic acid); 0.05(2-ethylhexyl   2-propenoate)

/

7 New   Resins for FCM

Name  

CAS   No.

Application   Scope

Maximum   Level/%

SML/

(mg/kg)

Note

2-Butenedioic acid (E)-, polymer with 1,3-isobenzofurandione and tricyclodecanedimethanol

68784-89-4

Paints and coatings

15 (by dry weight of coating)

0.05 (tricyclodecanedimethanol)

Operation temperature of paints and coatings produced with this substance should not exceed 121℃.

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol,1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 1,6-hexanediol

/

Paints and coatings

80 (by dry weight of coating)

7.5 (by 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid); 5 (by 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid); 5 (by 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol); 0.05 (1,6-hexanediol)

Paints and coatings produced with this   substance cannot be operated at the temperature over 130℃, and cannot be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with N-(butoxymethyl)-2-propenamide, ethenylbenzene and ethyl 2-propenoate

26589-46-8

Paints and coatings

As necessary for production

6 (by methacrylic acid); 6 (by acrylicacid); ND [N-(butoxymethyl)-2--propenamide, DL=0.01mg/kg]

Paints and coatings produced with this substance   cannot be operated at the temperature over 121℃, and cannot be used in contact with fatty food, infant and young children food or breast milk.

2,6-Naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 2,6-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol,1,2-ethanediol,2,2’-oxybis[ethanol] and β3,β3,β9,β9-tetramethyl-2,4,8,10-tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diethanol

2146168-28-5

Plastic

(Generic class name: PCN)

As necessary for production

0.05 (2,6-Naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, 2,6-dimethylester); 30 (by ethanediol); 5 (β3,β3,β9,β9 -tetramethyl-2,4,8,10-tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diethanol)

Plastic material and articles produced   with this substance can only be used in contact with liquid milk, and limited to be used in the condition of 70℃≤T≤100℃, t≤1h and T<70℃, t≤2h.

Poly[imino-1,4-butanediylimino(1,10-dioxo-1,10-decanediyl)]

26247-06-3

Plastic

(Generic class name: PA)

As necessary for production

/

Plastic film made of this substance should not be thicker than 50μm and should not be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

2-Propenoic acid, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenyl acetate, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and ethyl 2-propenoate

68698-72-6

        

Bonding agent (indirectly contact food)

20 g/m2 (by dry substance)

6 (by propenoic acid); 12 (by etheny lacetate); 0.05(2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate)

Bonding agent using this substance as raw material should be used in the condition of room temperature filling, and should be long-term stored at room temperature (including hot filling in the condition of T≤70°C, t≤2h or T≤100°C, t≤15min, and pasteurization.)

2,5-Furandione, polymer with ethene, ester with ethenol homopolymer;Maleic anhydride, polymer with ethene, ester with ethenol homopolymer

76930-37-5

Paints and coatings

As necessary for production

12 (vinyl acetate); 30 (by maleic acid)

Paints and coatings with this substance can only be used for nylon 6. It should be used at room temperature or below (including   high temperature sterilization in the condition of T≤121°C, t≤0.5h). It should not be used in contact with infant and young children food or breast milk.

Check ChemLinked FCM food-list and food additives database for more information about approved food additives and food-related products in China.

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