Let’s talk about the application situation of Lycopene all over the world
China has approved synthetic lycopene as a colorant, used in beverages (except packaged drinking water), the maximum use of 15mg/kg; Candy, maximum use 60mg/kg; Solid soup, maximum use 390mg/kg; Semi-solid compound seasoning, 40mg/kg (all the above are calculated by pure lycopene). Lycopene is also used as an antioxidant and immune-boosting health food. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 2006 recognized lycopene as a pigment and nutrient supplement.
Application situation of Lycopene all over the world
In 2008, the European Union classified food supplements containing non-vitamins and minerals into six categories (amino acids, enzymes, essential fatty acids, probiotics, plant-derived substances, others), with lycopene listed as “others”. In 2009, it successively approved synthetic lycopene, natural lycopene and lycopene extracted from Blakesleatrispora as new food ingredients to enter the market, and also approved lycopene oil products extracted from tomatoes as new food ingredients for special treatment.
Australia/New Zealand considers lycopene derived from tomatoes as a non-traditional or new resource food but has determined that there are no safety concerns and has approved it as a food additive under the label 160D for use as a colorant and dietary supplement.
The Codex AlimentariusCommission (CAC) approved three sources of lycopene, namely tomato extract, bralella trispora extract and synthetic lycopene (INS No.160d), as food colorants and considered that ADI values were not needed to be determined.
In 2006, the Councilfor Responsible Nutrition (USA) carried out a risk assessment of lycopene and proposed that the “Observed Safe Level (OSL)” was 75mg/d. The assessment was based on more than 30 peer-reviewed studies of human interventions published before 2006. In these trials, the maximum dose was 150mg/d (for 7 consecutive days); Followed by 75mg/d (15 healthy adults, 28 days); The maximum duration was 140 days (13.3mg/d in healthy adults), and no adverse effects were observed, so the Tolerable UpperIntake Level (UL) could not be derived. The OSL calculated from animal experimental data was 270mg/d.
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