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CHINA - ANNOUNCEMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING COMMISSION ON THE EXPANSION OF THE USE SCOPE OF SEVERAL ADDITIVES (NATIONAL HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING COMMISSION, NO. 10, 2017)

China

Jan 04, 2019

On November 15, 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission made a public announcement on its official website announcing expansion of use for 4 varieties of additives among which the food flavoring substance 2-Acetoxy-3-butanone and food additive of β-cyclodextrin. The announcements includes an explanatory notice.

The scope of use for β-cyclodextrin is expanded to other candies other than gum based candy (food category 05.02.02) in the announcement (previously limited to pressed candy); Neotame was approved to be used in instant rice and noodle products as a sweetening agent (food category 06.07); Propylene glycol alginate was approved to be used as thickener, emulsifier and/or stabilizer in fermented flour products (food category 06.03.02.03), bread (food category 07.01), pastry (food category 07.02), baked food fillings and surface slurry (food category 07.04) and other bakery products (food category 07.05); Phosphoric acid was approved as processing aids in sugar processing (food category 06.07).

Most of the additives approved in this announcement have an international corresponding application scope.

 

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