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2ʹ-fucosyllactose (2ʹ-fucosyllactose): restrictions of use and labeling requirements published by MHW


Jun 08, 2023

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) has published "Restrictions on the use and labeling requirements for 2ʹ-fucosyllactose (2ʹ-fucosyllactose) food raw materials produced by fermentation of genetically modified Escherichia coli (Escherichia coli) strain K-12 MG1655 INB000846".

The regulation covers 2ʹ-fucosyllactose produced by fermentation of the genetically modified Escherichia coli K-12 MG1655 strain INB000846, and produced through a series of purification steps. The final product does not contain genetically modified microorganisms and their transgenic fragments. 2ʹ-fucosyllactose that complies with the processing procedure and specifications stipulated in the regulation can be used in infant and older infant formulas (including infant formulas, complementary foods for older infants and infant formulas for special medical purposes) and special foods for powdered milk or similar products for children under 7 years of age, the limit of use is calculated according to the label instructions, with a maximum of 1.2 grams per liter.

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