發布時間: 2014-06-04 瀏覽:334
Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan, which until now had been the only country in the world where the additive had not previously been approved for food applications.
Approval by Japan's Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare means that Cargill's Topcithin sunflower lecithin, a clean label non-GM emulsifier made from oilseeds for which GM plant varieties do not exist at a commercial level, is available to customers in Japan for the first time. It also means food companies worldwide can export products containing Topcithin sunflower lecithin for sale in the growing Japanese market.
A versatile emulsifier and wetting agent, the additive is suitable for a variety of food applications, such as confectionery, particularly chocolate, bakery and convenience foods. Cargill claims Topcithin offers improved dispersibility properties compared to soy lecithin, and matches its functionality, taste and colour.
It can also replace synthetically produced emulsifiers, such as ammonium phosphatide and citric acid esters of mono and di-glycerides.