The Use of New Food Additive 2′-Fucosyllactose in Some Dairy Products, Infant Formula and Special Medicine

Breast milk oligosaccharides are a series of natural oligosaccharide molecules in breast milk. They are the third largest nutrient in breast milk and play an important role in the establishment of intestinal microecology in early infants. 2′-fucosyllactose is a kind of oligosaccharide in breast milk. The research, approval and use of 2′-fucosyllactose in infant formula milk powder have received extensive attention from related companies, and it is a hot spot in international nutrition research today. Many studies have shown that oligosaccharides are of great significance in promoting the growth and development of infants and regulating intestinal flora. As early as 2016 and 2021, the National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment has issued comments on new varieties of 2′-fucosyllactose food additives. In 2021, the main purpose is to solicit opinions on 2′-fucosyllactose, a new food additive in modulated milk powder.

Recently, the National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment once again publicly solicited opinions on new varieties of 2′-fucosyllactose food additives. The functional category of 2′-fucosyllactose is food nutrition fortifier. The scope of the solicitation includes not only modulated milk powder, but also infant formula and formula food for special medical purposes. The maximum usage amount is 0.7-2.4 g/ L. In the ready-to-eat state, the powdered product increases the usage amount according to the preparation multiple.

Currently, 2′-fucosyllactose is approved for use in infant formula in many countries.

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