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China Unveils 17 GB Food Standard Drafts

11 physical & chemical testing methods, 3 microbial testing methods and 3 food additives standards are included in this consultation.

On March 31, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) opened 17 food-related national standards for public feedback, involving food additives, heavy metals and microbial testing methods. Any comments can be submitted online before May 10, 2022.

11 Physical & Chemical Testing Methods 

S/N

GB standard name

State

1

Determination of Galacto-oligosaccharides in Food

Formulation

2

Determination of Carmine Cochineal in Food

Formulation

3

Determination of Vitamin K2 in Food

Formulation

4

Determination of Total Arsenic and Abio-Arsenic in Food

Revision

5

Determination of Fumonisin in Food

Revision

6

Determination of Tin in Food

Revision

7

Determination of Nickel in Food

Revision

8

Determination of Cyclohexyl Aminosulfonate in Food

Revision

9

Determination of Relative Density of Food

Revision

10

Determination of Chloropropanol and Glycidyl Ester of Food

Revision

11

GB 5009.84-2016 Determination of Vitamin B1 in Food Amendment No.1

Amendment sheet

  • Determination of Vitamin K2 in Food

This proposed GB standard applies to the determination of Vitamin K2 in milk and dairy products, foods for special dietary use, fermented soybean products as well as meat and meat products. It specifies the required reagents and materials, apparatus and equipment, testing procedures and result analysis.

  • Determination of Tin in Food

Two new testing methods are newly included/added in the proposed revision, which further specifies the application scope.

Three Microbial Testing Methods 

S/N

GB standard name

State

1

Food Microbiological Examination for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

Formulation

2

Food Microbiological Examination for Salmonella

Revision

3

Food Microbiological Examination for Cronobacter

Revision

  • Food Microbiological Examination for Cronobacter

The current GB standard applies to the determination of Cronobacter in infant formula, as well as milk and dairy products. In this proposed revision, complementary baby food is added into the application scope. Some items in the testing method are amended, either.

Three Food Additives Standards 

S/N

GB standard name

State

1

GB 1886.191-2016 Food Additive Citral Amendment No.1

Amendment sheet

2

GB 25531-2010 Food Additive Sucralose Amendment No.1

Amendment sheet

3

GB 28402-2012 Food Additive Pulullan Amendment No.2

Amendment sheet

  • GB 25531-2010 Food Additive Sucralose Amendment No.1

Currently, sucralose can be added in beverage (except packaged drinking water and (concentrated) fruit and vegetable juice (puree)), with a maximum usage amount of 0.25 g/kg. However, the current GB 25531-2010 doesn’t apply to commercialized sucralose solution, which is widely used during the production of beverages. Thus, this proposed amendment aims to add requirements for commercialized sucralose products.

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