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"Zero add" or will disappear
A few days ago, the Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Food Labeling(Draft for Solicitation of Comments)" publicly solicited opinions on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, which stipulates that the words "no addition", "zero addition", "not containing" or similar words cannot be used in food labeling. In the past, many food packages were marked with "zero addition", "no synthetic pigments, no flavor enhancers" and other words, which has won the favor of many consumers. But I have to say that "no additives" actually contains "flicker" ingredients to a large extent.
"Zero Additive", as the name implies, means that there are no additives. But think about it, is it possible in modern society? In the eyes of modern people, food additives are like scourges. In fact, food additives are not monsters. The more developed countries and regions use food additives, the more varieties. At present, there are more than 4,000 kinds of food additives allowed in the United States, while there are only more than 2,000 kinds in my country, including more than 1,000 spices. In fact, legal and appropriate use of food additives will not only harm your health, but will also keep food fresh and increase the taste.
Food additives are non-nutritive substances, and the types of additives can be divided into natural food additives and chemically synthesized food additives according to their sources. Natural food additives are natural substances extracted from the metabolites of animals, plants or microorganisms. Chemically synthesized food additives are substances obtained by chemical means to cause elements or compounds to undergo synthesis reactions such as oxidation, reduction, condensation, and polymerization. Most of the currently used food additives are chemically synthesized.
Natural extracts and fermented products are made from materials that exist in nature, and the materials made by drying, crushing, separation, precipitation, extraction, decomposition, heating, distillation, fermentation, enzyme treatment and other methods are natural foods. additive.
Natural additives are suitable for high-end products and are healthy. The disadvantage is that the price is higher than that of artificial, and the current scope of application is narrow.
The advantage of labor is low price and wide range of application, but the disadvantage is that it is potentially harmful to health.
The future trend of food additives
In terms of the development and application of natural pigments, Japan is at the forefront of the world. As early as 1975, the use of natural pigments exceeded that of synthetic pigments. Japan's natural pigment market has exceeded 200 million yen, while synthetic pigments account for only one-tenth of the market, about 2 billion yen. As of May 1995, Japan has approved 97 natural pigments for use.
On the Japanese market, the annual demand for more than 200 tons is caramel pigment, annatto pigment, monascus pigment, gardenia yellow pigment, capsicum red pigment and curcumin, among which the demand for caramel pigment The largest, with an annual consumption of 2,000 tons, accounting for about 40% of the total consumption of natural pigments.
Among the natural food coloring products in my country, sub-caramel coloring has the largest output, and its annual output accounts for about 86% of the natural food coloring. It is mainly used in the domestic brewing industry and beverage industry. Followed by red yeast rice, sorghum red, gardenia yellow, red radish, sodium copper chlorophyll, carotene, cocoa shell color, turmeric, etc., mainly used in the preparation of wine, candy, cooked meat products, jelly, ice cream, artificial crab meat Waiting for food.
Due to the relatively high price of natural food coloring and the limitation of living standards, its application in the domestic food manufacturing industry is still relatively small. With the further improvement of people’s living standards in my country, products that return to nature and consume all natural raw materials will surely become the mainstream of food consumption in the future.The domestic food manufacturing industry’s demand for natural food coloring will continue to grow, and natural coloring products will also be developed. Wider application fields in medicine, daily chemical, etc.