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China’s NHC Issues 2019 National Food Safety Standard Project Plan

  •   14 Aug 2019
  •    Jocelyn Sun
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    Takehome:

    • Standards for food additives, GMP and some test methods are proposed to be revised/formulated.
    • 57 standards in total are included in this plan, 28 are new standards.

    On Aug. 12th, 2019, National Health Commission (NHC) issued its national standards revision and formulation plan [1]. Totally, there are 57 standards involved.

    Earlier on May 22nd, 2019, NHC opened the draft version of 2019 national food safety standard formulation plan to public feedback [2]. At that time, 81 national standards were proposed to be formulated or revised [3].

    Compared to the draft version, the standards for nutrition and special dietary food (9 items), specifications of nutritional fortification substance (15 items) are removed from the list. For example, standards aim at sports nutrition (GB 13432-2013, GB 24154-2015), FSMP (nutritionally complete formula), special food labeling, popular food additives ARA, DHA, GOS are not listed in the approval plan.

    For more information about the removed part, please click here.
     

    Details of the legislative plan are:

    S/NProposed standard nameRevise/formulate
    Food product (2 items)
    1Milk ProteinFormulate
    2GB 2758-2012[4] National Food Safety Standard – Fermented Wine and Its ConcoctionRevise
    Specifications of food additives (10 items)
    3GB 8821-2011[5] National Food Safety Standard – Food Additiveβ-CaroteneRevise
    4GB 1886.231-2016 National Food Safety Standard – Food Additive NisinRevise
    5GB 28303-2012[6] National Food Safety Standard – Food Additive Starch Sodium Octenyl SuccinateRevise
    6GB 26405-2011[7] National Food Safety Standard – Food Additive LuteinRevise
    7Food Additive Lonicera Caerulea RedFormulate
    8Food Additive AdvantameFormulate
    9Food Additive 5-Pentyl-3H-furan-2-oneFormulate
    10Food Additive (2S,5R)-N-[4-(2-Amino-2-oxoethyl) phenyl ]-5- methyl-2-(propan-2-yl)cyclohexanecarbox amideFormulate
    11Food Additive 5-Methyl-2-furanmethanethiolFormulate
    12Food Additive 6-MethyloctanalFormulate
    Food related product (1 item)
    13Silicone Rubber and its Products for Food Contact UseFormulate
    GMP (7 items)
    14GB 14881-2013[8] National Food Safety Standard –General Hygiene Practice for Food ProductionRevise
    15-20Practice of Preventing and Reducing Patulin in Juice
    Formulate
    Test method and process (37 items)
    21General Rules for Test and Verification of Chemical Analysis MethodFormulate
    22General Rules for Test and Verification of Microbiological MethodFormulate
    23General Rules for Test and Verification of Food Contact Materials and ArticlesFormulate
    24GB 5009.15-2014 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Cadmium in FoodRevise
    25GB 5009.123-2014[9] National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Chromium in FoodRevise
    26GB 5009.137-2016 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of antimony in FoodRevise
    27GB 5009.16-2014[10] National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Tin (Tn) in FoodRevise
    28GB 5009.138-2017 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Nickel in FoodRevise
    29GB 5009.189-2016 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Bongkrekic Acid in FoodRevise
    30Determination of the Migration Level of Fluorine from FCMFormulate
    31~33Determination of the Chemical Substances in FCM (GB 31604.46-2016, GB 31604.47-2016, GB 31604.30-2016)Revise
    46GB 29989-2013 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of L-carnitine in Infant and Young Children Food and Dairy FoodRevise
    47GB 5413.18-2010 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Vitamin C in Infant and Young Children Food and Dairy FoodRevise
    34~45
    &
    48~51
    Other determination methodsFormulate/revise
    52~57Identification of Parasite in Aquatic AnimalsFormulate

     

    Reference Link

    [1] NHC Announcement, 12th Aug.
    [2] China Unveils 2019 National Food Safety Standard Plan (Draft)
    [3] NHC Announcement, 22nd May
    [4] GB 2758-2012 National Food Safety Standard – Fermented Wine and Its Concoction
    [5] GB 8821-2011 National Food Safety Standard – Food Additiveβ-Carotene
    [6] GB 28303-2012 National Food Safety Standard – Food Additive Starch Sodium Octenyl Succinate
    [7] GB 26405-2011 National Food Safety Standard – Food Additive Lutein
    [8] GB 14881-2013 National Food Safety Standard –General Hygiene Practice for Food Production
    [9] GB 5009.123-2014 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Chromium in Food
    [10] GB 5009.16-2014 National Food Safety Standard – Determination of Tin (Tn) in Food
     

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