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China Drafts 19 New Food Additive Standards and Revises 13 Existing Standards

  •   12 Nov 2018
  •    Anne Peng
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    Takehome:

    • China has released drafts of new GB standards for hydrogen peroxide and an additional 18 standards.

    On Nov. 6, NHC released 8 revision bills and 24 GB standards for food additives (consultation drafts) to public feedback. The final date for comments on revision bills is Nov. 25, 2018 and for GB standards is Dec. 25 2018.

                                 screenshot of food safety standard consultation platform

    Ø  Standards

    Revision bills of National Food Safety Standard

    1. GB 2762-2017 maximum limit of contaminants in food
    2. GB 1886.181-2016 food additive monascus red pigment
    3. GB 1886.256-2016 food additive methyl cellulose
    4. GB 30612-2014 food additive polydimethylsiloxane and its emulsion
    5. GB 1886.98-2016 food additive lactitol
    6. GB18869-2016 food additive aspartyl phenylalanine methyl ester acesulfameic acid
    7. GB 1886.182-2016 food additive isomaltulose
    8. GB 1886.96-2016 food additive rosin pentaerythritol ester

    Draft of National Food Safety Standard for

    1. GB 29938 general standards for food flavor and flagrance ingredients
    2. GB 30616 food flavoring
    3. GB 25576 food additive silicon dioxide
    4. GB 1886.4 food additive sodium hexametaphosphate
    5. GB 25547 food additive calcium alginate (draft not available)
    6. GB XXXX food additive hydrogen peroxide«
    7. GB XXXX food additive phosphoric acid (wet process) «
    8. GB XXXX food additive D-xylose«
    9. GB XXXX food additive monosodium glutamate«
    10. GB XXXX food additive carmine cochineal«
    11. GB XXXX food additive annatto «
    12. GB XXXX food additive sodium and potassium salts«
    13. GB XXXX food additive beta-cartene (from dunaliella salina) «
    14. GB XXXX food additive metatartaric acid«
    15. GB XXXX food additive corn yellow«
    16. GB XXXX food additive soluble soybean polysaccharide«
    17. GB XXXX food additive sodium dehydroacetate«
    18. GB XXXX food additive spirulina blue«
    19. GB XXXX food additive glucono delta-lactone«
    20. GB XXXX food additive rose laevigata michx brown«
    21. GB XXXX food additive black currant red «
    22. GB XXXX food additive chitin«
    23. GB XXXX food additive diphenyl ether«
    24. GB XXXX food additive ammonia (liquid) «

    Ø  Major Changes                      

    Major changes include the replacing and update of some test methods, adjustments to physiochemical indicators, definitions, etc.

    • The cadmium limit in cereal-based complementary infant food (0.06mg/kg), which was a temporary pronouncement rolled out early in July by SAMR and NHC has also been promulgated.
    • 19 out of 24 consultation drafts of GB standards have been newly developed since 2017 (see standards No.6~24 above).
    • In the amended draft of GB 29938 “General standards for food flavor and flagrance ingredients”, food additives which already have a dedicated GB standard have been removed, applicable test methods have been added, and concentration limitations for food flavor and fragrance ingredients have been added.

    Excerpt from consultation draft:

    SN code

    Ingredient name

    FEMA code

    Current concentration criterion (≥)

    Revised concentration criterion (≥)

    S0135

    trans,trans-2,4-Hexadienal

    3429

    97%

    95%

    S0143

    trans,trans-2,4-Octadienal

    3721

    99%

    90%

    S0193

    Campholenic aldehyde

    3592

    99%

    95%

    S1240

    2,3-Dimercaptobutane

    3477

    99%

    97.5%

    S1310

    2,5-Dimethyl-3-furathiol

    3451

    98%

    95%(note: impurity: disulfide)

    S1467

    2,4-nonadien-1-ol

    3951

    92%

    90%

    Reference Link

    Draft download and feedback collect platform

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