Current situation of China's food additive industry

  2.2.1 China's food additive supervision started late
  The management of domestic food additives started relatively late. China only began to formally manage food additives in 1981 and promulgated the "Hygienic Standards for the Use of Food Additives" (GB2760), which has only a history of 31 years. Most of the management of food additives in major developed countries has a history of hundreds of years, such as Japan since the Meiji Restoration period began to legislate the management of food additives. In 2011, China promulgated a new standard for the use of food additives, compared with the previous standard, the word "hygiene" was removed from the name and became a national food safety standard. There are more than 2,300 kinds of food additives that can be used in the new standard, while there are only more than 700 kinds of food additives allowed in the 1981 standard, and the variety of food additives allowed to be used is gradually increasing.
  2.2.2 China's food additives are developing rapidly
  China's food additives are developing relatively fast, although the time for standardized management is not long, but there are many kinds of food additives in China that have been in the world's leading position in terms of output and production technology, such as monosodium glutamate, citric acid, xylose, xylitol, sodium saccharin, cyclamate, lysine, taurine, vitamin C, vanillin, ethyl maltol, etc.
  2.2.3 China's food additive industry is relatively backward
  Compared with the food additive industry in major developed countries, China's food additive industry is relatively backward, mainly reflected in the following aspects. First, there are fewer varieties of food additives allowed, there are more than 2,300 varieties of food additives allowed in China, more than 5,000 in the United States, and the most conservative statement in the world is more than 10,000 kinds, and some are more than 25,000 kinds. Second, the current allowable use of food additives in China is of low grade, food additives are high-grade, medium-grade, low-grade, there are also advanced and backward, China's current situation is low-grade and backward food additives more. For example, the preservative sodium benzoate allowed to be used in soy sauce, the price of this preservative is lower, the antiseptic effect is also better, but the grade is relatively low, Japan has not allowed to use, and the reason why this preservative is still in use in China, the main reason is that according to the existing technology, some high-grade preservatives can not be produced in China, and the manufacturing cost of some high-grade preservatives is too high for us to use at present. Third, the food additive standard system is not perfect, China's existing food additives related to two main standards, one is GB2760 "food additive use standards", the other is GB14880 "food nutrition fortifier use hygiene standards", more than 2300 kinds of food additives plus more than 200 kinds of food nutrition fortifiers a total of more than 2500 kinds, most of which have no national standards, which brings many problems to management, and also brings hidden dangers to food safety.  2.2.4 China's food additives have broad development prospects
  The use and development of food additives is an objective reality that does not depend on people's likes and dislikes, and the modernization of traditional Chinese food requires supporting food additives.
  Our traditional foods such as steamed buns, buns, dumplings, etc., used to be made at home, but now they are produced by food factories, which are industrialized kitchens. The modernization of traditional Chinese food requires supporting food additives. Chewing gum, beer, cola, bread, cakes, chocolate, these foods imported from the West, from the beginning of the addition of food additives, our people take this for granted, but if our Chinese industrialized traditional food to add a little food additives, it seems difficult to accept, but whether it is acceptable or not, the trend of food additive development is unstoppable. Our consumers have to adapt to this.
  2.2.5 China's food additives will maintain a rapid development trend
  China's food additives should be compatible with the speed of development of China's food industry. From 2000 to 2015, China's food industry grew at an average annual rate of more than 25%, and this rapid development trend must be maintained. At the end of the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", the output value of food enterprises above designated size in China exceeded 15 trillion yuan. Now that the food industry is already the largest manufacturing industry in China, food additives will maintain a growth rate compatible with the development of the food industry.

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