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CFSA Consults on Usage Expansion of Selenium-Enriched Yeast and PGPR

  •   7 Sep 2018
  •    Anne Peng
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    Takehome:

    • CFSA is now consulting on the proposed approval of selenium-enriched yeast for use in foods for special dietary uses (including infant formula and FSMP).

    On Sep. 5th, 2018, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) sought public comments on the proposed usage expansion of selenium-enriched yeast and polyglycerol polyricinoleate (polyglycerol esters of interesterified ricinoleic acid, PGPR in short) in new food categories. Deadline for comments is Oct. 5th. Specifics are as follows (new contents open to consultation are marked in orange):

    Name

    Function

    Food classification No.

    Food category

    Using amount

    selenium-enriched yeast

    Nutritional fortification substance

    01.03.02

    modified milk powder and modified cream powder (not for children)

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    modified milk powder and modified cream powder (only for children)

    60μg/kg-130μg/kg

    06.02

    rice and its products

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    06.03

    wheat flour and its product

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    06.04

    coarse cereal powder and its products

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    07.01

    bread

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    07.03

    biscuit

    30μg/kg-110μg/kg

    05.02.01

    gum-based candy

    175μg/kg-350μg/kg

    05.02.02

    other candies except gum-based candy

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    13.01.01

    infant formula

    0.48-1.90μg/100kJ

    13.01.02

    older infants and young children formula

    0.48-1.90μg/100kJ

    13.01.03

    infant formula for special medical purpose

    0.48-1.90μg/100kJ

    13.03

    other food for special medical purposes (except those in 13.01)

    0.5-2.9μg/100kJ(those aged 1-10);

    0.8-5.3μg/100kJ(those above 10).

    13.05

    other food for special dietary uses (except those in 13.01~13.04)

    20-55μg/day(pregnant women);

    25-65μg/day(lactating women)

    14.03.01

    milk beverages

    50μg/kg-200μg/kg

    14.06

    solid dinks

    140μg/kg-280μg/kg

    PGPR

    (w/o) emulsifier/stabilizer

    02.02

    fat emulsion products like water and oil

    ≤10.0 g/kg

    05.01

    cocoa products, chocolate and chocolate products including chocolate with cocoa butter substitute and its products

    ≤5.0 g/kg

    05.03

    coating for candy and chocolate products

    ≤5.0g/kg

    05.04

    decorative candy (e.g. processing technology and model, or cake decoration), cresting (non-fruit material) and sweet juice

    ≤5.0 g/kg

    12.10.02

    semisolid compound seasoning

    ≤5.0 g/kg

    Selenium is an essential mineral that is only needed in small amounts, but plays a major role in important processes in the body like metabolism and thyroid function.

    The consultation draft of food additive selenium-enriched yeast sets limitations in food for special dietary uses according to China’s National Food Safety Standard GB 10765 infant formula, GB 10767 older infants and young children formula, GB 25596 Infant Formula Foods for Special Medical Use, GB 29922-2013 Foods for Special Medical Purposes and GB 31601-2015 Nutrient Supplementary Food for Pregnant and Lactating Women. For example, in GB 10765, selenium is mandatory and the required concentration is 0.48~1.90μg/100kJ. In GB 10767, selenium is an optional substance, and if added, the content should be 0.48~1.90μg/100kJ.

    Reference link

    CNCA notice: selenium-enriched yeast

    CNCA notice: PGPR

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