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China Proposes 2022 Food GB Standard Legislation Plan

On June 1, 2022, China National Health Commission (NHC) opened the comment period for the draft of 2022 National Food Safety Standard Legislation Plan until June 10, 2022. The proposed plan involves 41 national food safety standards. Details are as follows:

13 GB standards for food additives 

S/N

GB standard

Status

1

GB 29938-2020 General Rules for Flavorings

Revision

2

GB 28306-2012 Food Additive L- Arginine

Revision

3

GB 25542-2010 Food Additive Glycine (Aminoacetic Acid)

Revision

4

GB 1886.243-2016 Food Additive Sodium Alga Acid (Also known as Sodium Alginate)

Revision

5

GB 1886.230-2016 Food Additive Ascorbyl Palmitate

Revision

6

GB 1886.105-2016 Food Additive Paprika Orange

Revision

7

GB 6783-2013 Food Additive Gelatin

Revision

8

GB 1886.173-2016 Food Additive Lactic Acid

Revision

9

GB 1886.103-2015 Food Additive Microcrystalline Cellulose

Revision

10

GB XXXX-XXXX Food Additive Acorn Shell Brown

Formulation

11

GB 1903.28-2018 Food Nutritional Fortification Substance Selenoprotein

Revision

12

GB 1903.31-2018 Food Nutritional Fortification Substance Retinol Acetate

Revision

13

GB 1903.1-2015 Nutritional Fortification Substance L-Lysine Monohydrochloride

Revision

Currently, acorn shell brown is approved to be used as a colorant in cola-type carbonated drinks and compound wine within certain limits. It is expected to have more specifications and testing methods in the proposed GB standard, which will further standardize its application.

3 GB standards for food products 

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GB standard

Status

1

GB 19300-2014 Nuts and Seed Food

Revision

2

GB 2726-2016 Cooked Meat Product

Revision

3

GB XXXX-XXXX Nutritionally Complete Foods for Obesity and Fat Reducing Surgery

Formulation

With the GB standard of nutritionally complete foods for obesity and fat reducing surgery to be formulated, ChemLinked believes a fast growth and healthy development on this niche sector can be anticipated. ChemLinked will continue to track the updates of the GB standard and publish relevant analysis.

3 GB standards for hygienic practice 

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GB standard

Status

1

GB 18524-2016 Hygienic Specifications for Food Irradiation Processing

Revision

2

GB 31621-2014 Hygienic Practice for Food Business Process

Revision

3

GB XXXXX-XXXX Hygienic Practice for Cured Meat Product Production

Formulation

20 GB standards for testing methods for physical & chemical indicators (excerpt) 

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GB standard

Status

1

GB 5009.3-2016 Determination of Moisture in Food

Revision

2

GB 5009.6-2016 Determination of Fat in Food

Revision

3

GB XXXX-XXXX Determination of Multiple Mycotoxins in Food

Formulation

4

GB XXXX-XXXX Determination of Benzoic Acid, Phthalic Acid and Benzoic Acid in Food Contact Materials and Articles

Formulation

2 GB standards for microorganism examination 

S/N

GB standard

Status

1

GB 4789.38-2012 Food Microbiological Examination for the Counting of Escherichia Coli

Revision

2

GB 4789.12-2016 Food Microbiological Examination for Clostridium Botulinum and Botulinum Toxin

Revision

Notably, the legislation plan is still in the drafting stage. Please stay tuned with ChemLinked for the latest progress on the plan.

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