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    Four new varieties of food additives including red yeast rice

    Echemi 2020-11-19

    The National Health Commission recently issued an announcement stating that four new food additives, red yeast rice, citric acid, sucralose, and sodium hexametaphosphate, have passed the review.

     

    Red yeast red as a coloring agent has been listed in the "National Food Safety Standard Food Additives Use Standard" (GB2760), allowing it to be used in the preparation of milk, cakes, biscuits, cooked meat products and other food categories. This application extends the scope of use to new soy products (soy protein and its puffed food, soy vegetarian meat, etc.) (food category 04.04.01.05). It has been allowed to be used as a coloring agent in bean products in Japan.

     

    This substance is used as a coloring agent in new soy products (soy protein and its puffed food, soy vegetarian meat, etc.) (food category 04.04.01.05), which can adjust the color of the product. Its quality specifications comply with "National Food Safety Standard, Food Additive, Red Yeast Red" (GB1886.181).

     

    Citric acid As an acidity regulator, citric acid has been listed in Table A.2 of the National Food Safety Standard for the Use of Food Additives (GB2760), and it is allowed to be used in all types of foods other than the food categories in Table A.3. This application expands the scope of use to peeled, cut or shredded vegetables (food category 04.02.01.03). It is understood that the International Codex Alimentarius Commission, the European Commission, and the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Agency have allowed it to be used as an acidity regulator for peeled, diced or shredded vegetables. According to the evaluation results of the Joint Food Additives Expert Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, the daily allowable intake of this substance does not need to be limited.

     

    This substance is used as an acidity regulator for peeled, diced or shredded vegetables (food category 04.02.01.03) to prevent browning of the product. Its quality specifications are in accordance with "National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Citric Acid" (GB1886.235).


    Sucralose As a sweetener, sucralose has been included in the "National Food Safety Standard, Food Additives Use Standard" (GB2760), and it is allowed to be used in food categories such as milk and bakery. This application extends the scope of use to meat enemas (food category 08.03.05). The US Food and Drug Administration and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare allow it to be used as a sweetener in meat products. According to the evaluation results of the Joint Expert Committee of Food Additives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, the daily allowable intake of this substance is 15 mg/kg body weight.

     

    The substance is used as a sweetener in meat enema (food category 08.03.05), which can adjust the taste of the product. Its quality specifications comply with the "National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Sucralose" (GB25531).

     

    Sodium hexametaphosphate Sodium hexametaphosphate as a food additive has been listed in the "National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Use Standard" (GB2760), allowing it to be used in a variety of food categories. This application expands the scope of use as a processing aid for the food industry for lactose processing technology. The Food Standards Agency of Australia and New Zealand allows it to be used in various foods as a processing aid for the food industry. According to the evaluation results of the Joint Expert Committee of Food Additives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, the maximum allowable daily intake of phosphate substances is 70 mg/kg body weight (calculated as P).

    This substance is used as a processing aid for the food industry in the lactose processing technology to chelate calcium ions and reduce calcium deposition. Its quality specifications comply with "National Food Safety Standard Food Additive Sodium Hexametaphosphate" (GB1886.4).

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