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NHC Approved Four New Food Raw Materials

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On 25th April, 2021, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 4 new food raw materials, the detailed information are as follows:

1. β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan

Name

β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan

Basic  information

Source: sucrose

Structure:

Molecular formula: (C6H10O5) n, n≥615

Production  process

Using sucrose as raw materials, and produced  by Rhizobium pusense fermentation, alcohol  precipitation, filtration, separation, drying, crushing and other processes.

Recommended  intake

≤3 g/day

Quality  requirement

Property

Off-white to light yellow  powder

β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan, g/100g

≥90

Moisture, g/100g

≤4

Ash, g/100g

≤5

Protein, g/100g

≤3

Supplement  information

1. Infants, young children, pregnant  women and lactating women are not suitable for consumption. The labels and  instructions shall indicate the unsuitable population and the limit of  consumption.

2. The detection method of β-1,3-/α-1,3-glucan  content is shown in appendix.

3. Food safety indicators must  meet the following requirements:

Pb, mg/kg

≤0.5

As, mg/kg

≤0.5

Cd, mg/kg

≤0.2

Hg, mg/kg

≤0.02

Nitrate, mg/kg

≤100

Aerobic plate count, CFU/g

≤5000

Coliforms, MPN/g

<3.0

2. Dihydroquercetin

Name

Dihydroquercetin

Basic  information

Source: Pinaceae, Laricoideae, Larix, Sect. Larix, Larix olgensis.

Part: root

CAS: 480-18-2

Molecular formula: C15H12O7

Structure:

Production  process

Using the roots of artificially planted Larix olgensis as raw materials,  and  produced by the following  operations: peeling, tearing, extraction, concentration, alcohol  precipitation, supernatant concentration, extraction, re-concentration,  crystallization, centrifugation and separation, freeze vacuum drying,  crushing and sieving, etc.

Recommended  intake

≤100 mg/day

Quality  requirement

Property

Pale yellow or off-white powder

Dihydroquercetin content

≥90.0%

Supplement  information

1. Use scope and maximum usage: Drinks: 20  mg/L; Flavored fermented milk: 20 mg/kg; Cocoa product, chocolate and  chocolate products: 70 mg/kg.

2. Infants, young children, children (≤ 14  years), pregnant women and lactating women are not suitable for consumption.  The labels and instructions shall indicate the unsuitable population and the  limit of consumption.

3. Food safety indicators must  meet the following requirements:

Pb, mg/kg

≤0.5

As, mg/kg

≤0.3

Cd, mg/kg

≤0.5

Hg, mg/kg

≤0.1

Aerobic plate  count, CFU/g

≤1000

Coliforms, MPN/g

≤3.0

Moulds and yeasts, CFU/g

≤100

Salmonella, /25g

Not detectable

Staphylococcus aureus, /25g

Not detectable

3. Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108

Latin name

Lactobacillus  rhamnosus MP108

Supplement  information

1. The strain that can be used in infant  and young children food.

2. Food safety indicators should comply with relevant Chinese standards.

4. Nannochloropsis gaditana

Latin name

Nannochloropsis  gaditana

Production  process

Produced  by inoculation, cultivation, concentration, drying, etc.

Recommended  intake

≤2 g/day (dry  product)

Supplement  information

1.  Infants, young children, pregnant women and lactating women are not suitable  for consumption. The labels and instructions shall indicate the unsuitable population  and the limit of consumption.

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

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Reference

NHC News