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Use Of Three New Food Additives Released By National Health And Planning Commission
Sep 09, 2017

Recently, the National Health and Planning Commission issued a notice that according to the Food Safety Act, the review Body organizes experts to review and pass on the safety assessment materials for the new variety of food additive amino acid (acetonitrile), Ethyl aryl ether, and food additive beta-carotene. These three kinds of food additives for food, will help improve the taste and color of food, in foreign countries have a long history of use. Subsequently, the National Health Commission for the announcement of the new three kinds of food additives to expand the scope of the use of the release of the relevant interpretation, its use of the background, the process of the need for a comprehensive introduction. 


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It is reported that the amino acid (hydroxy acetonitrile) formula is C2H5NO2. The European Commission (CAC), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Japan's thick Labor province (MHLW), etc. allow it as food additive for food. 


From the point of view of process necessity, amino acid as a flavoring agent and food spices have been included in the Food safety national standards for food additive use (GB 2760), this application of the amino acid (hydroxy acetonitrile method) for the new production process, its use and use of the same range as the approved amino acid, used in prefabricated meat products (food category 08.02), cooked meat products (Food category 08.03), Spices (food category 12.0), Fruit and vegetable Juice (pulp) beverage (Food category 14.02.03), Vegetable protein Beverage (Food category 14.03.02), used as food spice for all kinds of food (GB 2760 table B. 1 food categories except), improve food taste. The quality specification shall be executed in accordance with the relevant content of the bulletin. 


The molecular formula of ethyl aryl ether is C12H22O. The FAO/World Health Organization (WHO) joint expert Committee on Food Additives, the European Commission (CAC) and the American Association of Edible Spices and extract manufacturers (FEMA) allow them to be used as food spices in a variety of foods in accordance with production needs. 


In the process of necessity, the substance is prepared into food flavors for all kinds of food (GB 2760 table B. 1 food categories except) to improve the taste of food. The quality specification shall be executed in accordance with the relevant content of the bulletin.and beta-carotene as a food additive, has been included in the Food safety national standards for food additive use (GB 2760), allowing for the use of milk, flavor fermented milk, cheese similar products, fat dessert, canned fruit, jam, candied fruit, dried vegetables, pickled vegetables, candy, convenient rice flour products, cooked meat and other food categories, the application of its scope to extend to the conditioning meat products (raw meat added conditioning material) (Food category 08.02.01). The International Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the European Commission (EC), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Australian and New Zealand Food Standards Agency (FSANZ), etc. allow them to be used as colorants for food. 


The necessity of the process is embodied in the substance as a colorant used to regulate meat products (raw meat added conditioning material) (Food category 08.02.01), adjust the color of the product. Its quality specifications shall be implemented in the relevant content of the food additive beta-carotene (GB 8821-2011) or the food additive beta-carotene (GB 28310-2012) or the National Health and Planning Commission No. 6th of 2012.