New Food Additives: China NHC Approves Seven New Food Additives and Food-Related Products

Sep. 28th, 2022
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Two colourants, namely, Tomato red and Carmine cochineal, are permitted to be used in more food categories now.

As per the notice released on September 7, 2022, China National Health Commission (NHC) approved the use of three new food additives and four food-related products. The details are as follows:

Three New Food Additives


One new enzyme preparation and two food additives with expanded application scope are involved.

One new enzyme preparation

Name Source Donor
Lactase Aspergillus niger Aspergillus oryzae

Specification of enzyme preparations shall conform to GB 1886.174 National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Enzymes for Food Industry.

Two food additives with expanded application scope

Name Function Food classification no. Food category Maximum usage amount (g/kg) Notes
Tomato red Colourant 09.02.03 Frozen minced fish products (including fish balls, etc.) 0.08 Calculated as Lycopene
09.04 Cooked aquatic products (directly edible)
Carmine   cochineal Colourant 08.02.01 Seasoned meat products (fresh meats added with seasonings) 0.08 Calculated as carminic acid

Four New Food-related Products


One food contact material (FCM) additive with expanded application scope, and two new FCM resins, and one FCM resin with expanded application scope are involved.

One FCM additive with expanded application scope

Name CAS number Application scope Maximum usage/% SML (mg/kg) Notes
2-(5-Chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol 3896-11-5 Plastic: Polystyrene (PS) 0.5 30 [calculated as the sum of 2-(2H-Benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-methylphenol, 2-(5-Chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)   phenol and 2-(5-Chloro-2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol] Except for styrene homopolymer, PS plastic materials and products added with this substance shall not be in contact with greasy food or food whose ethanol content is over 50%.  Use requirements mentioned above shall be indicated in accordance with the provisions in GB 4806.1.

Two new FCM resins

Name CAS number Application scope Maximum usage/% SML (mg/kg) QM (mg/kg) Notes
Hexane, 1,6-diisocyanato-, polymerwith poly   (oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-methyl-ω-hydroxy- 143472-08-6;160994-68-3 Binding agent (for indirect food contact use) As necessary for the production ND (DL=0.01mg/kg, calculated as isocyanic acid radical) 1 (calculated as isocyanic acid radical) /
1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymerwith   1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol,   1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, 1,3-propanediol, 2-methyl-, andadipicacid / Paints and coatings 80% (calculated as dry weight of paint film) 7.5 (calculated as 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid); 5   (calculated as 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid); 5 (2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol);   5 (1,3-propanediol,2-methyl); 6 (Trimethylolpropane) / Paints and coatings produced with this substance cannot be used in the production of FCM products specially for infant and young children. Use requirements mentioned above shall be indicated in accordance with the provisions in GB 4806.1.

One FCM resin with expanded application scope

Name CAS number Application scope Maximum usage/% Notes
Poly[imino-1,4-butanediylimino(1,10-dioxo-1,10-decanediyl)] 26247-06-3 Plastic

 

Generic alias: PA

As necessary for the production Disposable plastic film made of this substance should not be thicker than 50μm and should not be used for the production of food contact plastic and articles for infants and young children. Use requirements mentioned above shall be indicated in accordance with the provisions in GB 4806.1.

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