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August 16, 2018
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On August 14, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama notified the WTO of a proposed update to Central American Customs Union regulation RTCA 67.04.54:10. Comments are due by October 13, 2018. 

 
The Central American Custom Union’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 16, 2018
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On August 16, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Spain.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.
  

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Spain.

August 8, 2018
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On August 8, the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service published an update on recent Codex Alimentarius activities, including the 2018 meetings of the Codex Commission for Food Additives and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Food additive provisions contained in Codex's General Standard for Food Additives are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 8, 2018
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Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a direction regarding food additives.

The Food Additive Database, which includes India's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 6, 2018
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On July 25, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health published a new food additive regulation. This regulation was notified to the WTO in March 2018.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Thailand's food additive regulations, will be updated following analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 6, 2018
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On August 6, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by September 6, 2018. 

 
Malaysia's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

August 2, 2018
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On August 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding of calcium silicate, magnesium silicate, magnesium trisilicate, and talc and rosemary extract

 
The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 2, 2018
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On July 27, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a new food additive regulation. The amendment is available in Portuguese.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Brazil's food additive regulations, will be updated following the translation and analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 31, 2018
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On July 31, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for glucoamylase from genetically modified Aspergillus niger as a processing aid (enzyme). 

 
Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database, although enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 30, 2018
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On July 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning sodium selenite and biotin.

Japan's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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