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China Approves 11 New Food Additives and 8 New FCM Additives

On July 22nd, 2019, NHC announced the approval of 11 new food additives and 8 new FCM (food contact material) additives.

11 New Food Additives

  • 7 food additives with expanded application scope

Serial No.NameFunctionFood classification numberFood CategoryMaximum usage amount (g/kg)Note
1Soluble soybean polysaccharideAnticaking agent06.03.02.01 Raw or wet flour product (e.g. noodles and wrappers for dumpling, wantun and shao-mai)5.0g/kg
2Caramel color (class III-ammonia process)Colorant15.01.07Other distilled liquor (limited to tequila)1.0g/L
3Caramel color (class I-plain)Colorant15.01.07Other distilled liquor (limited to tequila)1.0g/L
4Polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR)Emulsifier05.04Decorative candy (e.g. cake modeling, or cake decoration), cresting (non-fruit material) and sweet juice (limited to chocolate coating)5.0g/kg
5Paprika redColorant04.04.01.05New bean products (soy protein and its puffed food, bean vegetarian meat, etc.)As appropriate
12.09.02Spices oil
6Paprika oleoresinFlavor enhancer, colorant08.02.01Prepared meat product (add seasoning into raw meat)As appropriate
08.02.02Cured meat products (eg. bacon, cured meat, dried salted duck, Chinese ham and sausage)
08.03.01.02Meat stewed with sauce
12.09.02
Spices oil
 
10.0g/kg
7Vitamin E (dl-α-tocopherol, d-α-tocopherol, mixed tocopherol concentrate)Antioxidant02.02Fat emulsion products like water and oil0.5g/kg
02.03Fat emulsion products except those in 02.02, including mixed and (or) flavored fat emulsion products
  • 2 processing agents with expanded application scope

NameFunctionApplication scope
Sodium formateNutrients applied in fermentationFermentation technique
Propionic acid, sodium propionate, calcium propionateNutrients applied in fermentationYeast production technique, residue amount ≤ 0.1g/kg
  • 1 nutritional fortification substance with expanded application scope

Serial No.NameFunctionFood classification numberFood CategoryMaximum usage amount (g/kg)Note
1Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) (Sourced from whey permeate)nutritional fortification substance01.03.02 Modified milk powder (only for children)≤ 64.5g/kg
  • 1 newly approved Enzyme

NameSourceDonorNote
Glucose oxidasePenicillium chrysogenumThe quality and specification of glucose oxidase shall conform to GB 1886.174 National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Enzymes for Food Industry

8 New FCM Additives

  • 3 FCM additives with expanded application scope

Serial No.NameCAS No.Application scopeMaximum usage level / (%)specific migration limit (SML)/(mg/kg)maximum permitted quantity (QM)/(mg/kg)Note
1Sodium acetate127-09-3Plastic: Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH)As appropriate
2Phosphoric acid7664-38-2Plastic: Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH)As appropriate
3Potassium dihydrogen phosphate7778-77-0Plastic: Ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH)As appropriate
  • 1 approved new FCM additive

Serial No.NameCAS No.Application scopeMaximum usage level / (%)specific migration limit (SML)/(mg/kg)maximum permitted quantity (QM)/(mg/kg)Note
1Oxirane, (chloromethyl)-, polymer with 4,4'-methylenebis[2,6-dimethylphenol]113693-69-9Paints and coatingsAs appropriate0.2 (calculated as the total amount of 4 4'-methylenebis (2 6-dimethylphenol), TMBPF-DGE, TMBPF-DGE∙H2O and TMBPF-DGE∙2H2O);

0.05 (calculated as the total amount of TMBPF-DGE∙HCl、TMBPF-DGE∙2HCl and TMBPF-DGE∙HCl∙H2O)
Paints and coatings produced by this substance shall not contact baby food and breast milk
  • 4 new resins applied in FCM

Serial No.NameCAS No.Application scopeMaximum usage level / (%)Specific migration limit (SML)/(mg/kg)maximum permitted quantity (QM)/(mg/kg)Note
1Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol, 3-methylphenol, 4-methylphenol, butyl ether298689-79-9Paints and coatings515 (calculated as formaldehyde)The maximum usage temperature of Paints and coatings produced by this substance is 121℃.
2Vinyl chloride- vinyl acetate- maleic acid terpolymer9005-09-8Paints and coatings4.5ND (chloroethylene, DL=0.01mg/kg);
12 (Vinyl acetate); 30 (calculated as maleic acid)
1 (chloroethylene)
31,4-cyclohexamedimethanol polymer with trimethylol propane, neopentyl glycol, adipic acid, isophthalic acid and maleic anhydridePaints and coatings656 (Trimethylolpropane);5 (calculated as isophthalic acid);0.05 (2-methyl-1, 3-propanediol);30 (calculated as maleic acid)Paints and coatings produced by this substance shall only contact food whose ethanol content ≤ 8%. The maximum usage temperature is 121℃.
4Formaldehyde, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol]25085-75-0Paints and coatings1015 (calculated as formaldehyde); 0.6 (4,4'- (1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol])Paints and coatings produced by this substance shall not contact baby food and breast milk


*Check ChemLinked's flist Food Additives Approved in China, Resins Permitted in ChinaNutritional fortification substances approved in China and China Approved Food Contact Materials Additives for more information.

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