Republic of Korea is proposing to amend the "Standards and Specifications for the Food Additives".
1. The provision for the natural occurrence of propionic acid is newly established.
− Propionic acid detected below 0.10 mg/kg in food except the ingredients of animal origin can be judged as natural occurrence
− *The amounts already recognized as natural occurrence by the MFDS can be applied for the judgment of natural occurrence.
2. The specifications of the following 3 food additives are revised:
− Beeswax, D-Sorbitol solution, Sodium saccharin preparations
3. The analytical methods for the following 43 food additives and 5 general test methods are revised.
− (Food additives) Ammonium phosphatides, Azodicarbonamide, Calcium caseinate, Calcium pantothenate, Caramel color, Carmine, Casein, Cochineal extract, Curdlan, L-Cystine, Dammar gum, Dextran, Disodium glycyrrhizinate, Enzymatically modified stevia, Food starch modified, Gellan gum, Glucomannan, Guar gum, Hydroxypropyl cellulose, Iron reduced, Isomalt, Locust bean gum, Lysozyme, Magnesium oxide, Milt protein, Oleoresin paprika, ε-Polylysine, Potassium caseinate, Potassium hydroxide, Psyllium seed gum, Pullulan, Riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium, Saffron color, L-Serine, Sodium caseinate, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium pantothenate, Sodium saccharin preparations, Steviol glycoside, Tamarind gum, Triacetin, Xanthan gum, Yeast extract, − (General test methods) Arsenic limit test, softening point measurement, Mercury test, Viscosity, Coloring matter aluminium lake test