NHC Approved Six New Food Additives in China

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On 29 May, 2019, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved six new food additives, including 1 new food flavor, 3 food additives with expanded scope and 2 food nutrition enhancers with expanded scope.

(1) New food flavor

English name

Glutamyl-valyl-glycine

Function

Food flavor

Food category

All kinds of food except listed in Table B.1

Usage amount

Appropriate level as required in production

(2) Food additive with expanded scope

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Maximum level (g/kg)

Note

Silicon dioxide

Anti-caking agent:

13.05

Other food for special dietary use (only for foods for special medical purpose of 1-10 years old)

10

β-cyclodextrin

Other

04.02.02.03

Pickled vegetable

0.5

Sulfur

Preservative

12.09.01

Spices and its powder product (only for anise)

0.15

Count as the residue of sulfur dioxide

(3) Food nutrition enhancer with expanded scope

Name

Function

Category number

Food name/category

Usage amount

Note

Galactomannan

Nutrition enhancer

13.03

Foods for Special Medical Purpose (except 13.01)

≤120 g/kg

Yeast riched with selenium

Nutrition enhancer

13.03

Foods for Special Medical Purpose (except 13.01)

In accordance with the relevant requirement of selenium in GB 29922 Food Safety National Standard General Rules for Food for Special Medical Purposes

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Reference

NHC News