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Cracking down everywhere: what makes a food additive?


Everywhere in the strict investigation: what is a food additive?

  Our lives, food additives are everywhere: pickles with coloring agents, jellies with preservatives; an ice-cream containing 16 kinds of food additives, a bag of instant noodles in 14 kinds of ...... According to media reports, regardless of whether it is directly added, or indirectly added, we probably have to eat into the eighty or ninety kinds of additives every day.

  First, the use of food additives around the strict investigation

  Recently, the Yunnan Provincial Food and Drug Administration informed that: from July to September, the provincial Food and Drug Administration of all food enterprises in the province, including licensed enterprises and food processing workshops, to carry out supervision and sampling work.

  Sampling will be the illegal use of food additives, in accordance with the law and strict penalties. Sampling covers products such as pastries, bread, cookies, beverages, etc., and mooncakes will be sampled as a key seasonal food. According to reports, saccharin sodium and aluminum-containing food additives are food additives that can be used but not used in excess.

  Recently, Xiaogan City Food and Drug Administration of food service links to the use of aluminum-containing food additives to focus on the inspection, the discovery of five violations of the law filed for investigation.

  Doughnuts, steamed buns, buns, is the people's daily breakfast, but too fluffy taste and appearance is due to the aluminum-containing food additives, bringing harm to people's health. In this regard, the city's food and drug supervision system set up 18 law enforcement task force to supply homemade pasta products catering units as the focus of the object, to carry out a net check. Inspection, found that a small number of catering units in violation of the use of aluminum-containing food additives, have been warned and punished according to law.

  In order to regulate the production, operation and use of aluminum-containing food additives, over the past few days, Chongqing Yongchuan District Food and Drug Administration Branch to increase supervision and focus on food production, sales and catering units of aluminum-containing food additives, the implementation of the standard for the use of special inspections. Focus on checking the production of aluminum-containing additives, prohibit food production enterprises (including small workshops) the production of puffed food, wheat flour and its products (in addition to deep-fried noodle products, batter, wrapping powder, frying powder) the use of aluminum-containing food additives; supervise and guide food additive operators to do a good job of strictly aluminum-containing food additives import inspection; prohibit catering units in the homemade wheat flour products, bakery products containing aluminum added to food additives. Additives. Fourth, increase sampling efforts. At present, the branch for buns, steamed bread and other noodle products to increase sampling efforts.

  Starting in June this year, Shangluo City, Shaanxi Province Food and Drug Administration requires the city-wide food additive users must use food additives for the registration record, only through the filing of information review and on-site verification, before engaging in food production, operation, so that the city's food additives production, circulation, the use of links in the act of unified norms and guidance.

  According to the Bureau recently introduced the "Shangluo City, food additives supervision and management of the implementation of the views" (hereinafter referred to as "views"), including food production enterprises, catering enterprises, small workshops, food distribution operators and authorities, schools, enterprises and institutions such as canteens and other users of all food additives, should be followed by this provision. This for the use of food additives set the conditions for entry into the market, to solve the current use of food additives in the production and operation of the main body of the bottom is not clear, the market management of the problem of no rules to follow. Through the record registration, but also in the past hidden in residential neighborhoods, urban villages and urban-rural interfaces and other places of food production and processing of black workshops, black dens, black vendors to the surface, into the vision of the regulatory authorities. At the same time, so that legitimate food enterprises to accept the standardization of guidance and daily supervision to ensure that food production and operation of quality and safety.

  Second, the food additives storm events

  Failed food additives, etc. have become the main cause of food failure. Almost all types of imported food are detected do not meet China's national standards for food safety and laws and regulations, which failed to imported food batches of the top 10 types of beverages, pastries and cookies, grains and products, sugar, other processed foods, aquatic products and products, alcohol, dairy products, spices, dried nuts, accounting for the total number of batches of imported food detected unqualified 90.1%.

  Third, what is a food additive

  According to China's Food Sanitation Law (1995), food additives are to improve food color, aroma, taste and other qualities, as well as for preservation and processing needs to be added to the food in the synthetic or natural substances [1]. At present, there are 23 categories of food additives in China, with more than 2,000 varieties, including acidity regulators, anticaking agents, antifoam agents, antioxidants, bleaching agents, bulking agents, coloring agents, color protectors, enzymes, flavor enhancers, nutrient enhancers, preservatives, sweeteners, thickening agents, and spices.

  In accordance with Article 54 of the Food Sanitation Law of the People's Republic of China and Article 28 of the Measures for Hygienic Administration of Food Additives, as well as Article 2 of the Measures for Hygienic Administration of Food Nutritional Strengthening Agents and Article 99 of the Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China, China defines food additive as Synthetic or natural substances added to food.

  According to GB2760-2011 National Standard for Food Safety Standard for the Use of Food Additives, food additives are defined as "synthetic or natural substances added to food to improve food quality and color, aroma and taste, as well as for preservation of antiseptic, preservation of freshness and processing technology. Nutritional enhancers, flavors for food, base agent substances in gel-based confectionery, and processing aids for the food industry are also included."

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