- 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
|SN||Name||Expression vector source and hosts||Function||Application Scope||Usage amount||Effect|
|CAS/EC No.||Food Category|
|1||Glucose isomerase||Source: Streptomyces rubiginosus||Processing aid (enzyme)||CAS No.: 9055-00-9|
EC No.: 188.8.131.52
|High fructose corn syrup produced by the industrialized method||Proper 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.|
|2||Lipase||Host: Hansenula polymorpha|
|Processing aid (enzyme)||/||Baked food like bread and food made of flour, such as noodles and spaghetti||It can increase the strength and stability of the dough.|
Expression Vector: Aspergillus kawachii
|Processing aid (enzyme)||CAS No.: 9000-90-2|
EC No.: 184.108.40.206
|Cereal processing and alcohol manufacturing||It is the enzyme responsible for breaking large, complex, insoluble starch molecules into smaller, soluble molecules. Different from other alpha-amylases. Stable in acidic environment.|
|Processing aid (enzyme)||CAS No.: 9031-11-2||All||Compared 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.|
|Processing aid (enzyme)||-||All||This substance brings higher operation efficiency and lower cost in separating corns.|
|Processing aid (enzyme)||CAS No.: 9067-74-7||Cereal processing||This substance brings higher operation efficiency and lower cost in separating corn.|
1 Food Additives with Usage Expanded
|SN||Name||Function||Food classification number||Expanded application scope||Using amount||Effect|
|1||Monascus yellow pigment||Colorant||12.10.01.02||Chicken essence, chicken powder||Proper amount in accordance with production demand||With 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: email@example.com 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”.