Sunday, March 15, 2009

National standards of instant noodle additives will be introduced

National standards of instant noodle additives have been adopted by experts and will be launched soon.

The new national standard clearly states that the food additives and nutrition fortifiers used in instant noodles should be in conformity with the relevant mandatory standards.

According to the mandatory standards, the preservatives must be clearly marked on tags and packages.

At present, the preservatives are usually added in the instant noodles refer to the potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate, emulsifier, water retention agent, thickener, etc. These additives must be added in accordance with the limited.

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Japan develops standards of food additives

Japan develops standards of food additives. The standards approve Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, isovaleraldehyde as food additives, and develop standard specifications of these substances.

Sodium stearoyl lactate is an organic compound used as a food additive.

It is made by combining lactic acid and stearic acid, and then reacting the result with sodium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide to make the sodium or calcium salt. It is used as an emulsifier in processed foods.

Isovaleraldehyde is a liquid with an apple-like odor and naturally occurs in the oils of orange, lemon, eucalyptus, and peppermint. It has low toxicity but causes respiratory and eye irritation, as well as dermatitis, somnolence, and liver impairment.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rohm and Haas will enhance paint adhesives and additives price

Rohm and HaasPrice range related to to sell The building coatings, industrial coatings, road paint, floor paint and building products adhesives and additives sold in Europe, Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Africa are invloved in the price adjustment.

Rohm and Haas Company, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based company, manufactures miscellaneous materials. A Fortune 500 Company, Rohm and Haas employs more than 17,000 people in 27 countries. The annual sales revenue of Rohm and Haas stands at about USD 8.9 billion. On 2008-07-10, The Dow Chemical Company agreed to buy Rohm and Haas for $17.29 billion.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

China says milk additive OMP safe but not legal

A senior Chinese health official said here Monday that the additive OMP in milk was safe but its import procedure is not legal.

"As far as we know now, OMP is safe and will not affect people's health," said Chen Xiaohong, vice health minister, at a press conference here.

OMP, or osteoblast milk protein, is not yet listed as a legal food material under current food safety law.

Mengniu Dairy, one of the country's biggest dairy firms, has used it in its product line Milk Deluxe since 2005.

The importer of the additive should submit health impact evaluation documents issued by the health authorities of export countries to the health departments for approval and it should also pass the quarantine check, Chen said. "Obviously, Mengniu did not do it."

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