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Summary and Analysis of New Food Raw Materials (New Resource Food) ‘Expanding the Use Scope’

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With the vigorous development of the nutrition and health industry in China and further standardize the licensing examination work, more and more new food raw material has been widely used after approval. The use of some approved raw materials is restricted. If enterprises want to expand the use scope, they also need to do the application in order to achieve the purpose of expanding the market.

In order to help enterprises obtain relevant information quickly, CIRS Group summarized a list of new food raw materials that have been "expanded in use" since 2008.

1. Food raw materials that are "expanded in use" by Notice

Sodium Hyaluronate

 

Content of original Notice (2008)

Content of new Notice (2021)

Latin/English name

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

Basic information

Source: Streptococcus equi subsp. Zooepidemicus

Structural formula:

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Molecular formula: (C14H20NNaO11)n, n=200-10000

Molecular weight: 8.02×104–4.01×106

Source: Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus

Structural formula:

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Molecular formula: (C14H20NNaO11)n, n=200-10000

Molecular weight 8.02×104–4.01×106

Production process

Using glucose, yeast powder, peptone as the culture medium, fermented from Streptococus equi subsp.zooepidemicus.

Using glucose, yeast powder, peptone as the culture medium, fermented from Streptococus equi subsp.zooepidemicus.

Application scope

Health food raw materials

1) Milk and dairy products (0.2 g/kg);

2) Beverages (Liquid beverage: ≤50 mL package 2.0 g/kg, 51-500 mL package 0.20 g/kg; Solid beverage is converted according to the volume of liquid after quenching and adjustment);

3) Alcohol (1.0 g/kg)

4) Cocoa products, chocolate and its product (including imitations and chocolate substitutes), candy (3.0 g/kg);

5) Frozen drinks (2.0 g/kg)

Recommended intake

≤200 mg/d

≤200 mg/d

Quality requirement

Property: White granule or powder

Property: White granule or powder

Sodium hyaluronate content ≥87.0%

Sodium hyaluronate content (g/100g): ≥87.0

Moisture ≤10.0%

Moisture (g/100g): ≤10.0

pH: 6.0-8.0

pH: 6.0-8.0

Ash ≤13.0%

Ash (g/100g): ≤13.0

Other information

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1. Unsuitable group: infants, pregnant women and lactating women. Labels and instructions should indicate the unsuitable group and the recommended consumption should be≤200 mg/d;

2. Food safety indicators must meet the following requirement: 

Pb ≤0.5 mg/kg

As≤0.3 mg/kg

Notice date

2008-05-30 (2008 Notice No. 12)

2021-01-07 (2020 Notice No, 9)

Calcium β- hydroxy -β- methyl butyrate

 

Content of original Notice (2011)

Content of new Notice (2017)

Latin/English name

Calcium β- hydroxy -β- methyl butyrate (CaHMB)

Calcium β-hydroxy -β-methyl butyrate (CaHMB)

Basic information

Structural formula:

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Molecular formula: C10H18O6Ca•H2O

Molecular weight: 292

Structural formula: 

Summary,China,Food,Resource,Food,Use,Scope

Molecular formula: C10H18O6Ca•H2O

Molecular weight: 292

Production process

With sodium hypochlorite, diacetone alcohol, hydrochloric acid, ethyl acetate, ethanol, calcium hydroxide as the main raw materials, produced by oxidation synthesis, acidification, extraction, neutralization reaction, centrifugation, drying and other steps.

With sodium hypochlorite, diacetone alcohol, hydrochloric acid, ethyl acetate, ethanol, calcium hydroxide as the main raw materials, produced by oxidation synthesis, acidification, extraction, neutralization reaction, centrifugation, drying and other steps.

Recommended intake

≤3g/d

≤3g/d

Application scope

Sports nutrition foods, foods for special medical purpose

Beverages, milk and dairy products, cocoa products, chocolate and its products, candy, baked foods, sports nutrition foods, foods for special medical purpose

Quality requirement

Property: White powder

β- hydroxy -β- methyl butyrate: 77-82%

Ca: 12-16%

Moisture: 5-7.5%

Property: White powder

β- hydroxy -β- methyl butyrate:(g/100g): 77-82

Ca (g/100g): 12-16

Moisture (g/100g): 5-7.5

Other information

Unsuitable group: Infants, children, pregnant women and lactating women. Labels and instructions should indicate the unsuitable group and the Recommended intake.

1. Unsuitable group: Infants, children, pregnant women and lactating women. Labels and instructions should indicate the unsuitable group and the Recommended intake.

2. Hygiene and safety indicators shall conform to the relevant national standards

Notice date

2011-01-21 (2011 Notice No.1)

2017-06-08 (2017Notice No.7)

In addition, three new food raw materials (plant stanol ester, cordyceps militaris and sucrose polyester) were also updated in the second Notice. Except for the change or adjustment of source, recommended intake, quality specification requirements and production process requirements, the scope of use is not limited (that is, there is no restriction on the scope of use) in the second Notice.

Compared with the original Notice, the main changes of these three food raw material are as follows:

1) Plant stanol ester: tarot oil was added as the raw material,and there is no restriction on the scope of use;

2) Cordyeps militaris: the requirements of recommended intake, quality index and application scope are no longer limited;

3) Sucrose Ployesters: change the recommended intake to≤10.6g/d,the requirements of application scope are no longer limited;.

2. Food raw materials that are "expanded in use" by Termination

Isodon lophanthoides(Buchanan-Hamilton ex D.Don)H.Hara var. gerardianus(Bentham)H.Hara

Content of original Notice (2013)

Termination (2021)

Latin/English name

Isodon lophanthoides(Buchanan-Hamilton ex D.Don)H.Hara var. gerardianus(Bentham)H.Hara

Product name

Rabdosia serra (Maxim.) Hara (It was later renamed as “Isodon lophanthoides(Buchanan-Hamilton ex D.Don)H.Hara var. gerardianus(Bentham)H.Hara”.

Basic information

Source:cultivated Isodon lophanthoides(Buchanan-Hamilton ex D.Don)H.Hara var. gerardianus(Bentham)H.Hara

Species: lamiaceae, Isodon

Review comment

The product name shall be Isodon lophanthoides(Buchanan-Hamilton ex D.Don)H.Hara var. gerardianus(Bentham)H.Hara. It has been approved as a new food raw material for tea drinks, and this application is extended to substitute tea. Based on the historical data and safety assessment data provided, it was agreed to expand to substitute tea. It is suggested to terminate the examination, and the food safety indicators shall be implemented according to the following contents:

Lead (count as Pb) ≤2 mg/kg;

Total arsenic (count as As) ≤0.5 mg/kg;

BHC ≤0.02 mg/kg;

DDT≤0.02 mg/kg.

Recommended intake

≤ 8g/d

Other information

1. Application scope: tea beverages.

2. Unsuitable group: Infants, young children and pregnant women. Labels and instructions should indicate the unsuitable group and the Recommended intake.

3. Hygiene and safety indicators shall conform to the relevant national standards.

Notice date

2013-11-26 (2013Notice No. 10)

Link

Included in the list of Termination in 2021

Penthorum chinense Pursh.

Content of original Notice (2013)

Termination (2021)

Latin/English name

Penthorum chinense Pursh.

Product name

Luzhou Gulin Penthorum chinense Pursh (It was later renamed as “I Penthorum chinense Pursh”.

Basic information

Species: Saxifragaceae, penthorum

Edible parts: Stems and leaves

Review comment

It has been approved as a new food raw material as brew drink, and this application is extended to beverages. Based on the historical data and safety assessment data provided, it was agreed to expand to beverages. It is suggested to terminate the examination. Except for the eating method, others shall follow the 2020 Notice No. 4.

Production process

Produced by selecting, cleaning, rinsing, cutting and drying the stems and leaves of cultivated penthorum chinense Pursh.

Recommended intake

≤ 8g/d

Other information

1. Unsuitable group: Infants, young children, Pregnant and lactating women. Labels and instructions should indicate the unsuitable group and the Recommended intake.

2. Eating method: brew drink

3. Hygiene and safety indicators shall conform to the relevant national standards.

Notice date

2020-06-02 (2020 Notice No. 4)

Link

Included in the list of Termination in 2022

The research results of each new food raw material are gradually accumulated with the progress and development of science. The safety, dosage, or application scope of a food raw material may undergo updating or change. For new raw materials that do not meet the requirements of the original notice or need to be expanded in use scope, a new application shall be submitted. It can be used only after it is approved by NHC. The final approval results may be published by a new notice, or included in the termination list.

(Note: The data in this paper are for reference only.)

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