3 proposed projects of revising vitamin feed additives standards: open for comments 05-16-2024

Summary: China's Standardisation Administration published the proposed projects of revising mandatory national standards for three vitamin feed additives, in order to solicit public opinions.

According to a notice released by the Department of Standard Technology Management, State Administration for Market Regulation of People's Republic of China on 23 Feb., the Standardisation Administration published the proposed projects that involve mandatory national standards for three vitamin feed additives in order to solicit public opinions, with an opinions soliciting period ending on 24 March. The projects, proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and to be implemented by National Standardisation Technical Committee of Feed Industry, entail revisions of those three standards.

Feed additives—Part 2: Vitamins, provitamins and chemically well-defined substances having similar effect—Nicotinamide

Feed additives—Part 2: Vitamins, provitamins and chemically well-defined substances having similar effect—Choline chloride

Goals and significance

  • By conducting research work and combining the hygienic index criteria (maximum limits) in mandatory national standards for feeds, the mandatory criteria for hygienic indexes and physicochemical indexes of nicotinamide or choline chloride will be put forward; meanwhile, the advanced overseas standards will be consulted, so that the revised national standards can represent the current international production levels.
  • After the setting of mandatory criteria, the production, application and trade of involved products will be regulated; the scientific definition of fake and inferior products will be provided, ensuring the safety of human food chain; a guidance for the formation of feed additive standard system will be given.
  • The actual feed additive production levels in China will be reflected. China's influence on the formulation and revision of international standards will be strengthened.
  • Scope and main technical contents

  • Research objects will be feed additive products nicotinamide or choline chloride. The investigations on the production processes used by producers of water-soluble vitamin feed additives or choline chloride feed additives in China will be conducted, during which the prime focus will be on quality and safety criteria; the investigations will take their production status and application status into consideration. After the comparison of the investigation results with advanced standards at home and abroad, the mandatory criteria for nicotinamide products will be put forward.
  • Similar products in the domestic market will be collected, for the purpose of investigating the mandatory criteria made for these products. By consulting the investigation results, a scientifically reasonable criteria range will be formed. Based on the formed criteria range, the standard drafts for nicotinamide products or choline chloride products will be formulated.
  • Drafters

  • Major drafters of (the involved standard for) nicotinamide: Shanghai Animal Disease Control Centre, National Animal Husbandry Station of MARA, Lonza Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. and the Feed Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Major drafters of (the involved standard for) choline chloride: Shanghai Animal Disease Control Centre, Shandong FY Feed Technology Co., Ltd., Shandong Siwei Safety Production Technology Centre and the Feed Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Feed additives—Part 2: Vitamins, provitamins and chemically well-defined substances having similar effect—L-Calcium ascorbate Goals and significance

  • L-Calcium ascorbate is produced by applying microbial fermentation method as well as mainly using L-Ascorbic acid and calcium salt (calcium carbonate, etc.) as raw materials. Product standards for food-grade and feed-grade L-Calcium ascorbate already exist in China and other countries.
  • Some problems have been found during the implementation of the national standard Feed Additive L-Calcium Ascorbate (GB 34463-2017), so revisions are needed.
  • Scope and main technical contents

  • Standard scope: L-Calcium ascorbate that is produced by using L-Ascorbic acid and calcium salt as raw materials
  • Major technical changes:
  • In the chapter "4.1 Identification Experiments", infrared spectrophotometry identification and determination methods are introduced.
  • The chapter "4.2.4 Calculation of Results" of the standard states: Each millilitre of 1 mol/L iodine titration solution is equivalent to 0.1066 grams of L-Calcium ascorbate (C12H14CaO12·2H2O). After revision, it will be changed to: the molar mass M of L-Calcium ascorbate, with units in grams per mole (g/mol), [M 1/4 (C12H14CaO12·2H2O)=106.6]; with 1000 as a conversion factor.
  • Major drafters

  • China Grain Wuhan Science Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Jiangshan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Source:CCM


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