Novel food in China

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On June 13, 2017, Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published  announcement of  ten newly approved new food raw material which including:

1. Shea butter (Sheanut oil, Shea oil)

2. Zeaxanthin

3. Borojo  powder

4. Sialic acid

5. Cis-15-Tetracosenoic Acid

6. Aqueous Extract of Seed of Broccoli

7. Rice bran fatty alcohol

8.γ-linolenic Acid Oil

9. Calcium β- hydroxy -β- methyl butyrate (CaHMB)

10. Lithocarpus litseifolius folium(young leaf)


Before Oct 1st ,2013, new food raw material  was named as novel food in China. The new definition of new food raw material  is that foods have not been traditionally consumed in China including but not limited to the following:

(1) Animals, plant and microorganism;               

(2) Ingredients separated from animals, plant and microorganism;

(3) Ingredients with changed structure

(4) Other newly developed food raw materials


From 2004 till now there are totally 129 new food raw material approved. For the details and approval procedure refer to the picture. Anyone interested in this topic for Chinese market, feel free to contact our company, or contact with me.

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