- Calcium propionate is proposed to be used in meat products as a preservative.
- Expansion in usage scope and maximum use limits of acesulfame potassium (sweetener) have been proposed.
On Feb. 18, 2019, China Center for Food Safety Assessment (CFSA) opened the proposed expansions in the usage scope and limitations of acesulfame potassium and calcium propionate to public feedback. Deadline for comment is Mar. 20. Major contents are:
New Food Additive
|Name||Application scope||Maximum limit (g/kg)||Note|
|Calcium Propionate||prefabricated meat products||3.0||On basis of propionic acid|
|cooked meat products|
Food Additive with Expanded Scope and Lifted Limit
|Items for consultation||Involved food category||Maximum limit (g/kg)|
|Acesulfame Potassium||New application scope||dried bean curds||0.2|
|ready-to-eat grains, including rolled oats(slice)||0.8|
|New maximum limit||preserved fruits||1.75|