NHC Approved Two New Food Raw Materials in China

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On 26 September, 2018, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved two new food raw materials: Black chokeberry and Nostoc sphaeroides.

(1) Black chokeberry

Latin name

Black chokeberry

Source

Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott

Edible parts

Fruit

Recommended dietary amount

≤10 g/day (fresh product)

Remark

1.  The substance shall not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women. Unapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

2.  Food safety indexes are implemented in accordance with the relevant national regulations of fruit.

(2) Nostoc sphaeroides

Latin name

Nostoc sphaeroides

Species

Nostocaceae, Nostoc

Recommended dietary amount

≤3 g/day (dry product)

Remark

1. The substance shall not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women. Unapplicable population should be marked on labels and instructions.

2. Food safety indexes are implemented in accordance with the relevant national regulations of edible algae.

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Reference

NHC News