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China Introduces Food Additive Safety Regulations

10:10 AM MDT | April 26, 2010 | Deepti Ramish

The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Health of China has issued new regulations, setting more stringent requirements on the use and the approval of food additives. The ministry now would approve new food additives only if they are proved to be necessary in food production and safe for humans in tests organized by the ministry. Food producers also are required to use the minimum amount of necessary food additives and are not allowed to use those that would reduce the nutritional value of food. The ministry will reassess the safety of its approved food...

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