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China Introduces New Regulations for Food Additives

11:33 PM MDT | April 23, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

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. According to the new regulations, the ministry 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 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; and the ministry will reassess the...

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