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New food materials and additives including GMM derived enzymes published


Mar 30, 2023

The National Health Commission (NHC) released its 2023 No. 1 Announcement on 28 "Three New Foods"1 including Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides. This announcement approved 28 new food materials and additives for use in China, of which six are enzymes derived from GMMs. The enzymes are considered to be derived from GMMs because their “donors” are listed in the announcement.

The approved enzymes are considered common enzymes available for use in food processing and in foods with no specific labeling requirements necessary. Please refer to GAIN Report CH2022-0112 China Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2022 for detailed information on theregulatory framework, application procedure, labeling, and traceability requirements of GMM derived enzymes.


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