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NHC Approved 3 New Food Additives in China

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On 7 September, 2022, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 3 new food additives. The detailed approval information is as follow:

New enzymes for food industry

No

Name

Source

Donor

1

Lactase

Aspergillus niger

Aspergillus oryzae

The quality specification requirements of enzymes should meet the requirements of the ‘National Food Safety Standard, Food Additives, Enzymes’ (GB 1886.174).

Food additives with expanded scope

No

Name

Function

Category number

Food name

Maximum level(g/kg)

Note

1

Tomato red

Colorant

09.02.03

Frozen minced and creamed fish products (including fish balls)

0.08

Count as lycopene

09.04

Fully preserved fish and fish products (can be directly consumed)

2

Carmine cochineal

Colorant

08.02.01

Conditioned meat products (raw meat with added ingredients)

0.08

Count as carminic acid

Note: there may be omissions and errors in the data statistics process because of the change of official websites. The data in this article is for reference only, please refer to the official information published by government departments.

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