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CFSA Consults on New Food Additives Derived from Recombinant Biotech

  •   8 Apr 2019
  •    Lennie Tao
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    Takehome:

    • China is now soliciting opinions on 7 new food additives, including 6 food additives derived from recombinant biotechnology (bacterial horizontal gene transfer). New bacterial expression vector sources and hosts are specified. One food additive is proposed to have its usage expanded.

    On April 2, 2019, CFSA released notices and consulted on the use of 7 new food additives. They are glucose isomerase, lipase, alpha-amylase, monascus yellow pigment, β-galactosidase, xylanase and α-L-Arabinofuranosidase.

    6 Food Additives with New Expression Vector Sources and Hosts

    SNNameExpression vector source and hostsFunctionApplication ScopeUsage amountEffect
    CAS/EC No.Food Category
    1Glucose isomeraseSource: Streptomyces rubiginosusProcessing aid (enzyme)CAS No.: 9055-00-9
    EC No.: 5.3.1.5
    High fructose corn syrup produced by the industrialized methodProper amount in accordance with production demand
     
    GI is an important enzyme that contributes to the wide industrial production of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is 1.3 times sweeter than sucrose.
    2LipaseHost: Hansenula polymorpha

    Expression vector:
    Fusarium hetreosporum

    Processing aid (enzyme)/Baked food like bread and food made of flour, such as noodles and spaghettiIt can increase the strength and stability of the dough.
    3Alpha-amylaseHost:
    Trichoderma reesei

    Expression Vector: Aspergillus kawachii

    Processing aid (enzyme)CAS No.: 9000-90-2
    EC No.: 3.2.1.1
    Cereal processing and alcohol manufacturingIt is the enzyme responsible for breaking large, complex, insoluble starch molecules into smaller, soluble molecules. Different from other alpha-amylases. Stable in acidic environment.
    4β-galactosidaseSource:
    Bifidobacterium bifidum
    Processing aid (enzyme)CAS No.: 9031-11-2AllCompared to the β-galactosidase from Kluyveromyceslactis, this substance from bifidobacterium bifidum adapts to a wider range of temperature and PH value. It can be used in the production of low-lactose dairy products, which can make the dairy products easier for people with lactose intolerance to digest.
    5XylanaseHost:
    Trichoderma reseei

    Expression Vector:
    Talaromyces leycettanus

    Processing aid (enzyme)-AllThis substance brings higher operation efficiency and lower cost in separating corns.
    6α-L-ArabinofuranosidaseHost:
    Trichoderma reesei

    Expression vector:
    Talaromyces pinophilus

    Processing aid (enzyme)CAS No.: 9067-74-7Cereal processingThis substance brings higher operation efficiency and lower cost in separating corn.

    1 Food Additives with Usage Expanded

    SNNameFunctionFood classification numberExpanded application scopeUsing amountEffect
    1Monascus yellow pigmentColorant12.10.01.02Chicken essence, chicken powderProper amount in accordance with production demandWith stable coloring performance

    Any interested parties can submit their comments or suggestions on the seven new food additives via the contact information below before May 2nd, 2019.

    Email: zqyj@cfsa.net.cn   Tel: 010-52165518
    *Please type “食品添加剂新品种意见反馈” in the subject line, which translates to “feedback of new food additives”.

    Reference Link

    CFSA Notice of glucose isomerase, lipase, alpha-amylase, monascus yellow pigment, β-galactosidase, xylanase and α-L-Arabinofuranosidase
     

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