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China Revises Limits of Mycotoxins and Contaminants in Foods

  •   18 Apr 2017
  •    Rachel Shen
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    Takehome:

    • Two national standards regarding the limits of mycotoxins and contaminants in foods have been revised, which mainly sets the limits of relevant mycotoxins and contaminants in foods for special dietary purpose.

    On April 14, 2017, China NHFPC announced the revision of GB 2761-2011 Maximum Levels of Mycotoxins in Foods and GB 2762-2012 Maximum Levels of Contaminants in Foods, which are two major national standards regulating the limits of mycotoxins and contaminants in foods in China. The new versions of these two standards will be formally implemented from Sep. 17, 2017.

    Compared to the previous versions of these two standards, the major changes in the new versions are summarized as below:

    In the new version of GB 2761:

    • The limits of Ochratoxin A in wine and coffee have been added.
    • The limits of Aflatoxin B1 and M1 in foods for special medical purpose, complementary food supplements, sports nutrition foods, and nutrient supplementary food for pregnant and lactating women have been newly added.

    In the new version of GB 2762:

    • The limit for tombarthite has been deleted.
    • The limits for lead in spirulina and its products have been set as 2.0 mg/kg, and the limit of cadmium in day lily has been changed from 0.05 mg/kg to 0.2 mg/kg.
    • The limits of lead, arsenic, nitrite and nitrate in foods for special medical purpose, complementary food supplements, sports nutrition foods, and nutrient supplementary food for pregnant and lactating women have been newly established.

    Reference link

    China NHFPC No. 4 (2017) Announcement

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    Comments


    Dear Sirs, please don't just mention the fact that the limits have been revised - give the figures!!
    Wednesday, 19 April 2017
    Dear Sirs, please don't just mention the fact that the limits have been revised - give the figures!!
    Wednesday, 19 April 2017
    Dear Reto, thank you for your comments. We are preparing the English version of these two standards, and will publish them on Chemlinked soon. You may refer to the detailed information in the translated standards by then.
    Wednesday, 19 April 2017