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NHC Approves 9 New Food Raw Materials, Additives, and Food-Related Products

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On November 30, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC) issued an announcement (No. 10 of 2023) on the approval of 9 “Three New Foods”, including three new food raw materials, two new food additives, and four food-related products. Details are as follows:

New food raw materials (three types)

Yerba mate

Name

Yerba Mate

Basic information

Source: Leaves of Ilex paraguariensis A.St.-Hil.

Brief introduction of the production process

Prepared through picking, roasting, chopping, drying, and other processes using leaves of Ilex paraguariensis A.St.-Hil. as raw materials.

Other information

  • The labels and instructions shall bear a statement indicating that they should not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women, along with the recommended intake.
  • Edible method: brewing.
  • Food safety indicators must meet the following requirements:

Pb, mg/kg

≤3.0

Cd, mg/kg

≤0.5

As, mg/kg

≤0.5

Yeast protein

Name

Yeast protein

Brief introduction of the production process

The bacterial raw material is obtained through breeding, fermenting, and centrifuging using Saccharomyces Cerevisiae as the strain basis. It is then prepared through nucleic acid removal, centrifugation enzymolysis, extraction, purification, separation, sterilization, drying, and other processes.

Quality requirements

Property

Milky white or yellow granules or powder

Protein, g/100g

≥70.0

Moisture, g/100g

≤6.0

Ash (total), g/100g

≤6.0

Other information

  1. The labels and instructions shall bear a statement indicating that they should not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women, along with the recommended intake.
  2. Food safety indicators must meet the following requirements:

RNA, (on a dry basis), g/100g

≤2.0 (See Appendix A for test methods)

Pb, mg/kg

≤0.4

Cd, mg/kg

≤0.1

Hg, mg/kg

≤0.05

As, mg/kg

≤0.3

Total plate count, CFU/g

≤10000

Coliforms, CFU/g

≤10

Mould, CFU/g

≤10

Yeast, CFU/g

≤10

Salmonella, 25/g

0

Staphylococcus aureus, 25/g

0

Catechins

Name

Catechins

Basic information

Source: Leaves of Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Ktze.

Brief introduction of the production process

Prepared through alcohol extraction, concentration, separation, extraction, enzymolysis, concentration, drying, and other processes using tea leaves as raw materials.

Recommended intake

≤300 mg/day (count as the total Catechins)

Other information

  1. Applicable scope and maximum usage level: Beverages (0.6 g/kg, solid beverages shall be converted according to the mass of liquid after preparation); candy (0.2 g/kg);
  2. The labels and instructions shall bear a statement indicating that they should not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women, along with the recommended intake;
  3. When being used and consumed simultaneously with EGCG, as specified in Notice No.17 of 2010, the recommended total intake is set at ≤300 mg/day (count as the total Catechins); and
  4. See Appendix for the quality specifications and food safety indicators.

New food additives (two types)

No.

Name

Function

Applicable scope

1

Edible tannin

Clarifying agent

Sugar technology

2

Ethyl acetate

Extracting solvent

Processing technology of tea extracts

New food-related products (four types)

Food contact additives with expanded scope (two types)

No.

Name

CAS number

Applicable scope

Maximum usage level (%)

1

N,N'-Hexane-1,6-diylbis[3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4- hydroxyphenylpropionamide]

23128-74-7

Plastic: PU conveyor belt

0.5

2

Pentaerythritoltetrakis(3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4- hydroxyphenyl)propionate)

6683-19-8

Plastic: PU conveyor belt

0.5

New food contact additive (one type)

No.

Name

CAS number

Applicable scope

Maximum usage level (%)

1

Coffee grounds

Plastic: PLA; PBS

PLA: 20; PBS: 10

New food contact resin (one type)

No.

Name

CAS number

Applicable scope

Maximum usage level (%)

2

2-propenoic acid, 2-methyl-,1,1-(1,4-butanediyl) ester, polymer with butyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, butyl 2-propenoate and methyl2-methyl-2-propenoate

Coating and coating film

46 (Count as the coating formula)

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