Agency responsible: National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC)
Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable):Food additive Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:
Description of content:This standard applies to food additive tea tree oil obtained from the foliage and terminal branchlets of Melaleuca alternifolia. It specifies the technical requirements and testing methods for tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia).
Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.
Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:
[ ] Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text)
[ ] World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)