New Food Additives

New food additives include:

  1. The varieties of food additives that have not been listed in the Food Safety National Standards (GB 2760)
  2. The varieties of food additives that have not been listed in the inventory announced by NHFPC
  3. The varieties of food additives with extended application scope or amount of usage

Requirements

According to Food Safety Law, for producing or importing new food additives, the manufacturer/importer should submit safety assessment materials of the concerned product to the NHFPC for review. For applications that comply with food safety requirements, a license shall be approved and announced to public. Otherwise, reasons for disapproval will be given in written form.

Administrative department

National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC)

Relevant regulations

· Measures for the Administration of New Varieties of Food Additives

· Provisions on the Declaration and Acceptance of Food Additives

· Food safety National Standard Standards for Uses of Food Additive

Penalties

According to Food Safety Law, if producers or importers violate the law by producing or importing new food additives without an approved safety assessment, the illegally gained benefits/food additives and the tools, equipment and raw material used for production or trading will be confiscated. A fine between RMB 50,000 to 100,000 will be imposed if the total value of the commodity is less than RMB 10,000, or a fine between 10 and 20 times if the total value of the commodity exceeds RMB 10,000; for severe violation of the law, the business license of food producers and traders will be revoked.

REACH24H Service

Free regulatory consultation

Communication via internet, telephone and face-to-face

Main content:

1) Registration procedure of new food additives

2) Toxicological requirements of registration

3) Registration strategies of new food additives

4) Customized consultation and training

Identification of new food additives

Decide whether it is a new food additive

Main content:

1) Database search

Database of food additives in China

Database of food additives in EU/US/JP/AUS/CA

2) Communication with experts and authorities

Extension of scope/volume of use

Extend the scope or volume of use of existing food additives

Main content:

1) Preliminary evaluation: feasibility, timeline and cost

2) Dossier preparation and submission

3) Communication with experts and competent authorities

New food additives registration

Get the administrative approval of new food additives

Main content:

1) Preliminary evaluation: feasibility, timeline and cost

2) Dossier preparation and submission

3) Test monitoring for registration

4) Communication with experts and competent authorities

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