- Shea butter and other 9 raw materials were listed as new food raw materials in China.
On May 31st, NHFPC (National Health and Family Planning Commission of China) released the announcement that 10 new food raw materials were approved including shea butter, sialic acid etc. The application of these new raw materials is required to comply with related requirements and provisions. Shea butter is a common edible oil in the West African region. Despite being used in cosmetics in China, it was previously not allowed in food. According to the latest announcement, shea butter is listed as new food raw materials, and it could be applied in chocolate, candy, ice-cream, bakery products, frying oil, excluding infant food.
Here are the 10 new food raw materials:
Please refer to the following document for the details of the 10 new raw materials.