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China Proposes Three New Additives for Infant Formula

China CFSA (Center for Food Safety and Risk Assessment) opened three new additives for infant formula for public consultation. The additives include an enzyme preparation, one nutritional fortifier, and a food additive with expanded application scope. All three of the additives are intended for use in infant formula, follow-up formula, and formula for special medical purposes FSMP). The enzyme is a lactase, and the fortifier is a 2’- fucosyllactose (2’-FL) which is prevalent in human milk and considered a novel fortifier by Chinese authorities. The additive offered for public consultant is a colorant. 2’-FL has been permitted for use in infant and toddler foods by the US FDA, European Commission, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), and Taiwan FDA.

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Posted on 10 May 2022