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CFSA Consults on Use of Acesulfame Potassium and Calcium Propionate in Food

  •   19 Feb 2019
  •    Anne Peng
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    • 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[1] and calcium propionate[2][3] to public feedback. Deadline for comment is Mar. 20. Major contents are:

    New Food Additive

    NameApplication scopeMaximum limit (g/kg)Note
    Calcium Propionateprefabricated meat products3.0On basis of propionic acid
    cooked meat products

    Food Additive with Expanded Scope and Lifted Limit


    Items for consultationInvolved food categoryMaximum limit (g/kg)
    Acesulfame PotassiumNew application scopedried bean curds0.2
    ready-to-eat grains, including rolled oats(slice)0.8
    flavored syrup4
    cool fruits1.35
    New maximum limitpreserved fruits1.75
    pastry food0.5
    tea beverage0.58

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