Japan Revises Food Additives Standard



On Nov. 30, 2018, Japan MHLW announced the revision to “Food and Food Additive Specification Standard”, which mainly includes following 2 items:

i) The updated standard adds the new sources for β-galactosidase and fructosyl transferase.

ii) Regarding the use of aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminium potassium sulfate, the maximum limits of aluminium in pastry/bread are added

The announcement came into effect on the date of publication, however, the usage of aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminium potassium sulfate can still refer to the previous standard within 1 year.

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