NHFPC Approved 6 New Food Additives and 6 Additives with Extended Scope and Usage

On 30th of October, 2017, the NHFPC Notice No. 8 approved six new food additives and expanded six food additives with scope and usage. Six new food additives are listed in table I and six additives with extended scope and usage are listed in table II as following:

Table I Six new food additives

#

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level g/kg

Note

1

N-[N-[3-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) propyl]-L-α-aspartyl]-L-phenylalanine 1-methyl ester

Sweetener

01.02

flavored fermented milk

0.006

 

03.0

Frozen drinks (exclude edible ice)

0.0005

04.01.02

Processed fruit

0.12

05.0

Cocoa product, chocolate and chocolate products (including chocolate and chocolate products with cocoa butter alternatives) and candy

0.0005

10.03

Egg product (physical properties changed)

0.0004

11.04

Table-top sweetener

Appropriate level as required in production

11.05

Flavoring syrup

Appropriate level as required in production

11.06

Other sweetener

Appropriate level as required in production

12.10

Blended condiment

0.0005

14.05

Tea, coffee, or plant based drink

0.003

14.06

Solid drink

0.004

16.01

Jelly

0.0004

If used in jelly powder, level can be increased according to multiple.

2

2-Propionylpyrrole

Food flavor

/

All kinds of food except listed in table B.1

Appropriate level as required in production

 

3

Ally 1-propenyl disulfide

Food flavor

/

All kinds of food except listed in table B.1

Appropriate level as required in production

 

4

ß-glucan enzyme

Source: Penicillium funiculosum

5

(6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt

Nutrition enhancer

14.06

Solid drink

600 μg/kg ~ 6000 μg/kg

Measured as folic acid

6

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

Nutrition Fenhancer

13.01

Infant and young children formula

Mixed or used solely, the total level shall not exceed 64.5 g/kg

 

13.02.01

Cereal-based supplementary foods for infants and young children

 Table II Six food additives with expanded scope and usage

No.

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

1

Sodium cyclamate

Sweetener

06.07

Instant wheat or rice product

1.6

Measured as cyclohexyl-Sulfamic acid

2

Glucono delta-lactone

Thickener

12.10.02

Semi-solid blended condiment

7.0

-

12.10.03

Blended condiment in liquid (excluding 12.03, 12.04)

3.0

3

Rosemary extract

Antioxidant

02.02.01

Emulsion products containing at least 80% fat

0.7

-

02.03

Fat emulsions other than food category 02.02, including mixed and/or flavored products based on fat emulsions

4

Sorbitol

Humectant

09.04.01

Cooked dried aquatic product

Appropriate level as required in production

-

09.04.02

Cooked or fried aquatic product

09.04.03

Smoked or grilled aquatic product

5

Disodium EDTA

Antioxidant

04.03.02.03

Pickled edible fungi and algae

0.2

-

6

Ether

Processing aid (Solvent for extraction)

-

In Rice bran oil processing

Residue2 mg/kg

-

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Reference

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