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January 10, 2018
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On January 10, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Argentina, Ecuador, and Tunisia.

Argentina’s and Ecuador’s food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Argentina, Ecuador, and Tunisia.

July 24, 2017
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Recently, the Ecuadorian Standardization Institute (INEN) published a proposed standard for non-fermented soy beverages. This standard contains additive information. Comments are due by September 4, 2017. 
  

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

December 29, 2016
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This week, the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Service published Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Country Reports for the following countries:

Information on pesticides and other contaminants is included in Section V for Singapore and Section III for the other markets. The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for these markets. 

July 29, 2016
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On July 27, the Ecuadorian Standardization Institute published a draft regulation that adopts the 2015 version of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA). Ecuador formally adopted the GSFA in 2013. Comments are due on the draft regulation by September 26, 2016.

Ecuador's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive DatabaseIf you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 6, 2016
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On May 4, the Ecuadorian Standardization Institute published a proposal to amend the country's carbonated soft drinks specification standard. The proposed changes concern the use of food additives. Comments are due by July 3, 2016.

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

January 25, 2016
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On January 15, Ecuador notified the WTO that a draft document published May 7, 2012, has been repealed.  The draft, PRTE INEN No. 054: "Permitted food additives. Positive lists. Requirements", would have applied to the use of food additives.

Ecuador's food additive regulations, which follow Codex Alimentarius, are included in the International Food Additive Database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

November 25, 2015
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On November 23, the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service published a Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Country Report for Ecuador. Information on food additive regulations is included.

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

August 25, 2014
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On August 25, 2014, Ecuador notified the WTO of amendments to technical regulations on ice cream, spices and condiments, edible fats and oils, snack foods, eggs and egg products, and meat and meat products, which may contain food additive use information.       

Ecuador's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.

March 7, 2014
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On March 5, 2014, Ecuador notified the WTO of two technical food standards, Ecuadorian Standardization Institute Technical Regulation (RTE INEN) No. 082 “Sauces and Dressings” and RTE INEN No.058 “Egg and egg products.”  These technical regulations may contain information on food additives.  WTO notifications may be found here and here.  

Ecuador's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database

February 28, 2014
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On February 27, 2014, Ecuador notified the WTO of two food standards, Ecuadorian Standardization Institute Technical Regulation (RTE INEN) No. 056 “Meat and meat products” and RTE INEN No. 076 “Milk and milk products.”  These technical regulations may contain information on food additives.  WTO notifications may be found here and here

Ecuador's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database

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