Summary of New Food Ingredients in H1 2023

In the first half of 2023, the National Health Commission approved three new food ingredients: leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides, blueberry anthocyanins, and rye pollen. They also sought public opinions on eight other new food ingredients, including PQQ (produced by biological fermentation), leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris, yellow nutsedge, peach gum, and yerba mate. In addition, the National Health Commission released a comprehensive standard detailing the catalog of new food ingredients announced from 2009 to 2021, along with applicable food safety standards, providing an 18-month transition period for previously produced new food ingredients to be sold and used until their expiration. (Source: shuzhengkangxun)

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