On Nov. 30, 2018, Japan MHLW announced the revision to “Food and Food Additive Specification Standard”, which mainly includes following 2 items:
- The updated standard adds the new sources for β-galactosidase and fructosyl transferase.
- Regarding the use of aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminum potassium sulfate, the maximum limits of aluminum in pastry/bread are added.
|Food additive||Application scope||Maximum usage|
|aluminum ammonium sulfate||pastry/bread||Less than 0.1 g/kg|
|aluminum potassium sulfate||pastry/bread||Less than 0.1 g/kg|
The announcement came into effect on the date of publication, however, the usage of aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminum potassium sulfate can still refer to the previous standard within 1 year.