Are mixed tocopherol (E306) be permitted to used in cookies and mooncake in China, Thailand, Vietnam?

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  1. Ricebowl Food Expert
    June 28, 2019 at 11:21 am

    China

     

    According to Standard for Uses of Food Additives, below are the permitted vitamin E listed under food additives:

     

    INS 307 dl-α-tocopherol, d-α-tocopherol, mixed tocopherol concentrate

     

    Tocopherols listed above are not allowed to be added into cookies and mooncake in China.

     

    Reference

    • National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China. (2014). National Food Safety Standard – Standard for Uses of Food Additives (GN2760-2014)

     

     

     

    Thailand

     

    According to Notification of MOPH (No. 389) B.E. 2561 (2018) Re: Food Additives, below are the list of permitted Tocopherols:

     

    INS 307a d-alpha-Tocopherol (Synonym: Vitamin E; RRR-alpha-tocopherol, 5,7,8-trimethyltocol, (+)-alphaTocophero

     

    INS 307b Tocopherol concentrate, mixed (Synonym: Vitamin E)

     

    INS 307c dl-alpha-Tocopherol (Synonym: Vitamin E; dl-5,7,8-Trimethyltocol)

     

    Thai FDA not yet permitted Tocopherols to be used in cakes, cookies and pies products.

     

    Reference

    • Ministry of Public Health Thailand. (2018). Notification of MOPH (No. 389) B.E. 2561 (2018) Re: Food Additives (No.5).

     

     

    Vietnam

     

    According to Circular No. 44/2015/TT-BYT List of Micronutrients Allowed to be Added to Food, below are the permitted Tocopherols in food additives:

     

    INS 307a d-alpha-Tocopherol

     

    INS 307b Tocopherol concentrate, mixed

     

    INS 307c dl-alpha-Tocopherol

     

    Tocopherols are not permitted to be added into cookies and mooncake in Vietnam.

     

    Reference

    • Ministry of Health. (2015). Circular No. 44/2015/TT-BYT List of Micronutrients Allowed to be Added to Food. Article 2.

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