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December 6, 2018
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On December 6, the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 48. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

The United States' regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 5, 2018
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On November 21, Argentina’s Directorate of Domestic Trade Policies and Competition published an amendment to the standard for infant foods. The standard includes food additive information. It is effective as of November 22, 2018. There is a grace period for compliance until November 22, 2019. 

 

Argentina’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the Food Additive Database. The database will be updated upon the compliance date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 4, 2018
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On December 4, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by May 28, 2019.

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

December 3, 2018
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On November 30, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Australia.

Australia'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 Australia.

November 29, 2018
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On November 29, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning food additives. 

 
The Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 27, 2018
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On November 20, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version) to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, which includes food additive provisions.

The Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 27, 2018
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On November 27, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health notified the WTO (notifications 80, 81, 82, and 83) of the draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985 originally published in August 2018 and updated in September 2018. Comments are due by January 26, 2019.

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

November 26, 2018
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Recently, Japan's National Tax Agency published an updated version (in Japanese) of its list of food additives that can be used for the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

November 26, 2018
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On November 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a call for submissions regarding an application for lactase from Bacillus subtilis. Comments are due by January 17, 2018. 

 
Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

November 26, 2018
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On November 22, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency opened a public consultation on the success of consolidating various regulations into The Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (England) Regulations 2013. The consultation ends December 20, 2018. 
 

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


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