Approval of new food ingredients has been accelerated! Guanshan Sakura and pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt open for comments

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Approval of new food ingredients has been accelerated! Guanshan Sakura and pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt open for comments

15/10/2021 blog 0

Today, the National Security Risk Assessment Center issued a public comment on the new food raw materials Guanshan cherry and pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt, requiring feedback to the CFSA before September 17, 2021.

The Health Commission accepted Guan Shanying’s new food raw materials on January 25, 2021. The acceptance number is Wei Shi Xin Shen Zi (2021) No. 0001, and the name at the time of acceptance is “Guan Shan Ying”.

Guanshan Sakura is the flower of Cerasus serrulata ‘Sekiyama’ (Cerasus serrulata ‘Sekiyama’) in the Rosaceae plume family. It has a history of many years in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and is widely eaten as a vegetable or food ingredient. China began to introduce and plant Guanshan cherry in the 1990s. It is now widely planted in China and has a history of folk consumption in Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and other provinces.

According to the “Food Safety Law” and the “Administrative Measures for the Safety Review of New Food Ingredients”, the National Health Commission commissioned an evaluation agency to organize experts to review and pass the safety evaluation materials of Guanshan Sakura in accordance with legal procedures.

The production and use of new food raw materials shall comply with the content of the announcement and the requirements of relevant food safety regulations. In view of the lack of information on the safety of Guanshan Sakura in infants, pregnant women and lactating women, considering the principle of risk prevention, the above-mentioned people are not suitable for consumption, and the labels and instructions should indicate that they are not suitable for people.

The food safety index of this raw material is implemented in accordance with the provisions of other vegetable products in China’s current national food safety standards.

Pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt is based on ethyl 6-amino-5-methoxy-1-hydro-indole-2-carboxylate and dimethyl 2-oxopentanedioate as raw materials, after coupling It is produced by processes such as cyclization reaction, quinoline ring formation, oxidation reaction, ester hydrolysis and purification. Pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt naturally exists in a variety of foods such as milk, eggs, spinach and so on. The purity of the declared product is ≥98%. Pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt has been certified by the US GRAS, and can be used as a raw material for energy drinks, sports drinks, electrolyte drinks and bottled water and other foods; EU and Canada are used as dietary supplements or natural health foods; Japan is classified in food and medicine Divided into non-drug category. The recommended consumption of this product is ≤20 mg/day (that is, the recommended consumption of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt with a content of 98% is 20 mg/day, and the content exceeding this content is converted according to the actual content). Use range and maximum use amount: beverages (40 mg/kg, solid beverages are converted according to the volume of liquid after preparation).

According to the “Food Safety Law” and the “Administrative Measures for the Safety Review of New Food Raw Materials”, the National Health Commission has entrusted the review agency to organize experts to review the safety assessment materials of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt in accordance with legal procedures. pass through. The production and use of new food raw materials shall comply with the content of the announcement and the requirements of relevant food safety regulations. In view of the lack of information on the safety of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt in infants, pregnant women and lactating women, considering the principle of risk prevention, the above-mentioned people are not suitable for consumption, and the label and instructions should indicate that they are not suitable for people.

At the end of June 2021, the Health and Health Commission will conduct a review of the two raw materials of diglyceride oil (Weishi Xinshen Zi (2021) No. 0002) and Sodium Hyaluronate (Weishi Xinshen Zi (2021) No. 0003). The review was terminated. Today, the two raw materials of Guanshan cherry and pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt were publicly solicited opinions. The acceleration of the approval of new food raw materials by the Health Commission will also better promote the development and application of products in the market.