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Protein And DHA Will Be Used As Functional Raw Materials For Record

ECHEMI 2021-12-21

On December 20, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation revised the "Nutrient Supplements in the List of Health Food Ingredients (2022 Edition) (Draft for Comment)" and "Nutrient Supplements in the List of Health Function Allowed by Health Food Claims (2022 Edition) (Draft for Comments) )" and "Protein in the List of Health Food Ingredients (Draft for Solicitation of Comments)", openly soliciting opinions from the public.

Deadline for feedback: January 19, 2022.

A total of 6 raw materials to be included in the health food raw material catalog for this consultation

Formulation process

The formulation of the raw material catalog is based on the 2018 health food raw material catalog bidding research. The General Administration commissioned the Chinese Nutrition Society to conduct an in-depth study on the literature of some raw materials included in the catalog. On the basis of product formulation, function, safety, and quality control, we put forward the issues that should be paid attention to when each raw material is included in the raw material catalog, and organizes seminars with industry experts, industry associations, raw material manufacturers, etc., and finally experts and the enterprise industry review the content of the catalog When the opinions reached a basic agreement, the health food raw material catalog information was drafted.

The specific circumstances of the raw materials included

1. Protein

At the beginning of this year, on January 29, 2021, the State Administration for Market Supervision issued the announcement on "Coenzyme Q10 and other five health food raw materials registration product formulations and technical requirements", which clarified Coenzyme Q10, fish oil, and broken Ganoderma lucidum spores. The five raw materials catalogues of powder, spirulina and melatonin are used as raw materials and technical requirements for health food filing. After 11 months, protein is used as an additional raw material for filing to solicit opinions. This time, these two raw materials are used as raw materials for protein sources. , Can better provide consumers with high-quality protein.

Note: The total daily protein consumption for adults is recommended to be 60g, and it can be consumed within the dosage range according to the individual's daily consumption as appropriate. It is not recommended for people who do not have a significant lack of protein. Use it with caution for those who are allergic to plant protein (label for products that use soy protein isolate raw materials), and use with caution for those who are allergic to animal protein (label for products that use whey protein raw materials). Patients with renal insufficiency should be used under the guidance of a doctor.

2. DHA

DHA is an important component of brain cell membranes, and has important roles in the formation and development of brain cells. It used to be a nutrient fortifier, but now it can be used as a raw material for the record to become a necessary nutrient. Added permission to claim to supplement n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and the recommended daily amount is 200-1000mg; this DHA consultation is mainly for DHA (extraction or fermentation) derived from algae oil.

In contrast, the "vegetarian" properties of algal oil DHA are more in line with the health needs of current consumers. Plant-derived DHA is not prone to allergens, does not contain cholesterol, does not have the inherent fishy smell of fish oil, and meets the requirements of clean label products. need. At the same time, the algae oil DHA is more pure and has not been passed on to the end of the food chain. At present, most of the formulas of infant and child products are mainly DHA derived from algae oil, and some European companies are also developing various DHA derived from microalgae.

3. Casein phosphopeptide + CALCIUM

Official interpretation: Modern research shows that casein phosphopeptides can effectively promote the body's absorption and utilization of divalent mineral nutrients such as calcium, Iron, and zinc. According to the statistics of approved products, the literature research of Chinese nutrition, and the consensus reached in the expert seminar, it is recommended that the combination of "casein phosphopeptide + calcium" be included in the list of health food raw materials, with a ratio of 1:5 ——1:20, where the optional range of calcium source is the range of compounds included in the raw material catalog.

4. Calcium tetrahydrofolate and tetrahydrofolate, Glucosamine salt

In 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission listed 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium and (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, and glucosamine salt as new varieties of food nutrition fortifiers, of which 6S-5-methyl Calcium tetrahydrofolate is used in formula milk powder (except milk powder for children and milk powder for pregnant and lying-in women) and solid beverages. (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate and glucosamine salt are used in solid beverages. . Later, the two raw materials "(6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine" in the catalogue of the 2019 consultation draft were both present, but they were deleted in the official announcement. This time I asked for opinions again, and it is very likely to pass. Moreover, according to expert review opinions, these two compounds are only suitable for adults as the source of the nutrient folic acid, and not suitable for infants, pregnant women, and nursing mothers.

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