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China NHFPC Clarifies Labeling Requirements of Prepackaged Foods Containing New Food Raw Materials

  •   30 Sep 2017
  •    Giacomo Cirillo
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    Takehome: China NHFPC replied to China Dairy Industry Association’s request to clarify requirements relating to the labeling of prepackaged foods containing new food raw materials like Inulin.

    On the 20th of September, NHFPC replied to the "Request of clear instructions on the suitable documentation for the labeling of inulin added products " and stated that the labeling of prepackaged foods containing new food raw materials like Inulin should comply with the document of “Reply to questions related to the labeling of prepackaged food containing new food ingredients and Fructooligosaccharides” (NHFPC [2015] NO.279 letter).

    According to the document, if new food raw materials are required to show dosage and “not suitable for” on label and instructions of prepackaged food containing them, they should be marked accordingly. If dosage and “not suitable for” are part of product requirement but labeling them is not mandatory, labeling of such information is at producer’s discretion.

    At the moment, the number of new raw materials that require the food containing them to label information about dosage and “not suitable for” is 30 (check all China approved new food raw materials in our F-lists), including:

    1. Aloe Vera Gel
    1. Earthworm Protein
    1. Poppyseed oil
    1. Camellia chrysantha (Hu) Tuyama
    1. Inula nervosa wall.ex DC.
    1. Tissue culture of Saussurea involucrata
    1. Corn oligopeptides powder
    1. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)
    1. Elaeagnus Mollis Diels Oil
    1. Calcium -β-methyl butyrate (CaHMB)
    1. Lepidium meyenii Walp
    1. Wheat oligopeptides
    1. Panax Ginseng CAMeyer
    1. Sucrose Polyesters
    1. Linderae aggregate leaf
    1. Cordyceps guangdongensis
    1. Phylloporia ribis (Schumach:Fr.) Ryvarden
    1. D-Fructose 1,6-diphosphate trisodium salt
    1. Isodon lophanthoides (Buchanan-Hamilton ex D.Don) H.Hara var. gerardianus(Bentham) H.Hara
    1. Krill  Oil
    1. Chmonathus salicifolius S.Y.H
    1. Male flower of Eucommia ulmoides
    1. Cordyceps militaris
    1. Plant stanol ester
    1. Malus hupehensis(Pamp.)Rehd. Leaf
    1. Borojo  powder
    1. Cis-15-Tetracosenoic Acid
    1. Rice bran fatty alcohol
    1. Calcium β-hydroxy -β-methyl butyrate (CaHMB)
    1. Lithocarpus litseifolius folium.

    Reference Link

    NHFPC notice

    NHFPC [2015] NO.279 letter

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