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CFSA is Collecting Public Comments on L-alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine and Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides as New Food Raw Materials

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On December 22, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 2 new food raw materials, L-alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine and Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides, for public comments. The deadline for public comments is January 22, 2024. Details are as follows:




Basic information


CAS number: 28319-77-9

Molecular formula: C8H20NO6P

Relative molecular mass: 257.22

Brief introduction of the production process

Prepared through condensation and esterification reactions, followed by decolorization, impurity removal, concentration, refinement, drying and other processes using polyphosphoric acid, choline chloride, R-3-Chloro-1,2-propanediol, sodium hydroxide and water as raw materials.

Recommended intake

≤600 mg/day (on dry basis)

Other information

  1. The labels and instructions shall bear a statement indicating that they should not be consumed by infants, pregnant women and lactating women, along with the unsuitable group and the usage limit.
  2. Quality specifications and food safety indicators are given in the Appendix.

Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides


Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides

Other information

  1. Being included in the List of Strains that Can be Used in Food, and approved for use in fermented milk, flavored fermented milk, cheese, fermented milk drinks, and lactobacillus drinks (non-solid beverages), excluding infants and young children food.
  2. Food safety indicators shall meet the following requirements (Following the release of the national food safety standard for strain preparations for food processing, the standards set by this regulation shall be implemented.):

Pb, (on dry basis), mg/kg

≤ 1.0

As, (on dry basis), mg/kg

≤ 1.5

Salmonella, /25g (mL)


Staphylococcus aureus, /25g (mL)


Listeria monocytogenes, /25g (mL)


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