Chinese government is trying to control the damage done by various food safety related incidents to its food processing industry through various rules and laws . In latest attempt Chinese authorities have banned several food additives.
Chinese authorities have banned several types of food additives as part of new national regulations on food safety issued on Friday.
The new regulations also stipulated that all additives should be marked clearly on food product labels.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday issued four national food safety regulations concerning food additives, food product labels, honey products and the limit of mycotoxins in food. Mycotoxins are metabolites of fungi that can adversely affect animal and human health.
The use of benzoyl peroxide, calcium peroxide and methanal as food additives has been banned under the new regulations, as these additives are no longer necessary for the production of food, according to Chen Rui, an MOH food safety official.