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What Changes Will Happen on The New Standards of Formula Food for Infant and Children in China?

放大字体  缩小字体 Date:11 Sep 2018  Source:Global Foodmate  Writer:Global Foodmate  Views:120
On September 7, 2018, the National Health Commission issued the "GB 10767-201X Food Safety National Standards for Children's Formula Foods (Draft for Comment)", and publicly solicited opinions from the whole society. The deadline for comments is October 30, 2018.

The revision of the national standard, with the 12-month limit, subdivides the current GB 10767-2010 Food Safety National Standard for Large Infants and Young Children's Formula Food into "Food Safety National Standard Large Infant Formula Foods" and "Food Safety National Standard Infant Formula Food" Two standards for standard infant formulas effectively solve the problem of crossover between months.
 
At present, international organizations and mainstream countries have no international standard for infant formula foods except for the CODEX STAN 156-1987 large infant and infant formula standard issued by CAC. The National Food Safety Standards for Children's Formula Foods (Draft for Comment) (hereinafter referred to as GB 10767-201X) and the National Food Safety Standard for Large Infants and Toddlers (hereinafter referred to as GB 10767-2010) What is the difference? The food partner network will compare and analyze GB 10767-201X and GB 10767-2010 as follows for reference in the industry.
 
I. expression Range of the standard
The scope of application is changed from GB 10767-2010 "This standard applies to larger infants and infant formulas" to GB 10767-201X "This standard applies to formula foods for children aged 13~36 months".
 
II. Terms and definitions
GB 10767-201X Delete the definition of “12~36 months old” for young children.
Combined with the above two parts, GB 10767-201X is to change the age of young children to "13 to 36 months of age", avoiding the problem of cross-contradictions with the age of older infants.
 
III. The essential ingredients
Compared with 10767-2010, GB 10767-201X has adjusted and updated the limits of energy, protein, fat and other nutrients and the limits of most nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The following is mainly to analyze the changes in the four indicators of energy, protein, fat and carbohydrates.
(1) Energy
based on the current high intake, easy to increase the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases and commercial products, GB 10767-201X energy maximum is lowered, the energy limit is reduced from 355kJ (85kcal) to 334kJ (80kcal).
(2) Protein
based on the current high protein intake can lead to high levels of insulin secretion, increase the risk of future obesity and other research results, GB 10767-201X down-regulated the maximum and minimum protein.
(3) Fat
According to the nutrient content in breast milk and the decrease of protein content in the formula, GB 10767-201X up-regulates the maximum and minimum fat, clarifies the fat composition, increases the maximum linoleic acid, α-linolenic acid, linoleic acid and α - indicators such as linolenic acid ratio.
(4) Carbohydrates
In order to ensure the quality of infant formula foods and reduce the intake of other sugars, GB 10767-201X increases the ratio of lactose, and the lactose content can be converted according to the lactose content and intake in cow's milk; GB 10767-201X new carbohydrate index And the formula, the content can be calculated according to the corresponding energy, protein, fat.
 
IV. optional ingredients
(1) GB 10767-201X new detection method for selenium and L-carnitine;
(2) Up-regulating the maximum and minimum values of choline according to the nutritional requirements of infants;
(3) Provision is made for the minimum value of taurine (guaranteed effectiveness) and the maximum value of L-carnitine (guarantee safety).
(4) In order to facilitate supervision and actual operation, reduce the error caused by unit conversion, GB 10767-201X also changes the unit of docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid, which is changed from the percentage of total fatty acids. For specific milligrams, and increase the maximum.
 
V. Microbial indicator
The product added with active probiotics species shall be changed from GB 10767-2010 “The number of viable bacteria of active probiotics in the product should be ≥106 CFU/g (mL)” to GB 10767-201X “The number of viable bacteria of each active probiotic added should be ≥ 106 CFU / g (mL)]", it is clear whether the number of viable probiotics added is the number of viable bacteria of each probiotic or the number of viable cells in the product, which is clearer and avoids ambiguity.
In addition, it is clear that the total number of colony detection indicators is not applicable to products with active strains, and the requirements of “aerobic and facultative anaerobic probiotics” are removed to avoid ambiguity.
 
VI. Safety indicator 
Compared with GB 10767-2010, GB 10767-201X directly refers to the safety standards such as pollutant limit and mycotoxin limit, and avoids the contradiction between standards.
 

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