KR Südkorea
  • 67 - Lebensmitteltechnologie

Food additives

Proposed amendments to the Standards and Specifications for Food Additives. Language(s): Korean. Number of pages: 85

The Republic of Korea is proposing to amend the "Standards and Specifications for the Food Additives":

1)    The standards and specifications of Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose who is used for the production of food supplements dissolved in intestines are newly established;

2)    The specifications of Steviol Glycoside and Enzymatically Modified Stevia are revised: Rebaudioside E, M, N and O are added in the group of compounds for assay;

3)    The standards for the use of Calcium Silicate are revised to use it for the production of food supplements;

4)    11 amino acids such as following are allowed to be used in baby and infant foods:

L-alanine, L-aspartic acid, L-cysteine hydrochloride, L-glutamic acid, L-glutamine, L‑glycine, L-histidine hydrochloride, L-lysine, L-lysine hydrochloride, L-proline, L‑serine;

5)    The functional classes recognized in CODEX for the following 24 food additives are added:

Acetic acid, DL- Alanine, Arabic gum, Calcium acetate, Calcium carbonate, Calcium chloride, Calcium sulfate, Carnauba wax, Crude magnesium chloride (sea water), Diacetyltartaric acid and fatty acid esters of glycerol, Food starch modified, Glacial acetic acid, Glycerin esters of fatty acids, Glucono-δ-lactone, Guar gum, Lecithin, Karaya gum, Locust bean gum, Magnesium chloride, Magnesium sulfate, Methyl ethyl cellulose, Polyglycerol esters of fatty acid, Potassium lactate, Vitamin C;

6)    The analytical methods for the following nine food additives are revised: Calcium phosphate dibasic, Calcium phosphate monobasic, Ferric phosphate, Ferric pyrophosphate, α-Glalctosidase, Milk clotting enzyme, Oxygen, Polyvinyl acetate, Potassium glycerophosphate.