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China CFSA Seeks Public Comments on 13 New Food Additives, Including L-Se-methyl selenocysteine

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On 19 August 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 13 new food additives passing the technical review by the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments. These 13 substances include 11 new food nutrition enhancers and 2 food additives with expanded use. Deadline for public comments: September 16, 2022. Detailed information is as follows:

1. New food nutrition enhancers (11 types)

No

Name

Application range and dosage

1

L-Se-methyl selenocysteine

The application range and dosage of L-Se-methyl selenocysteine are consistent with the provisions of selenium approved in GB14880 "National Food Safety Standard for the Use of Food Nutrition Enhancer".

2

L-Cysteine

  • 13.01.01 Infant formula: Execute with reference to GB 10765;
  • 13.01.02 Older infants and toddler formula (Older infants formula only): Execute with reference to GB 10766;
  • 13.01.03 Infant formula food for special medical purpose: Execute with reference to GB 25596;
  • 13.03 Formula foods for special medical purposes (except for the varieties involved in 13.01): Execute with reference to GB 29922

3

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride Monohydrate

4

L-Cysteine Monohydrochloride

5

L-Cystine

6

L-Histidine

7

L-Histidine Hydrochloride Monohydrate

8

L-Lysine Hydrochloride

9

L-Lysine acetate

10

L-Phenylalanine

11

L-Threonine

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2. Existing food additives with expanded use (2 types)

No.

Name

Function

Category number

Food Name/ category

Maximum level (g/kg)

1

Fumaric acid

Acidity regulator

08.02.02

Cured meat product (brined meat, preserved pork, preserved duck, Chinese-style ham, Chinese sausage)

Appropriate level as required in production

08.03.02

Smoked, baked or grilled meat

08.03.03

Fried meat

08.03.05

Meat enema

09.02.02

Frozen coated aquatic product

09.04.02

Cooked or fried aquatic product

09.04.03

Smoked or grilled aquatic product

2

Sodium acetate

Acidity regulator

08.02.02

Cured meat product (brined meat, preserved pork, preserved duck, Chinese-style ham, Chinese sausage)

Appropriate level as required in production

08.03.02

Smoked, baked or grilled meat

08.03.03

Fried meat

08.03.05

Meat enema

09.02.02

Frozen coated aquatic product

09.04.02

Cooked or fried aquatic product

09.04.03

Smoked or grilled aquatic product

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Reference

CFSA notice on release of 13 new food additives, including L-Se-methyl selenocysteine