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September 14, 2016
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On September 5, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to the following appendices of its food additive regulations:

Both amendments are effective from their date of publication, September 5, 2016.

These amendments are currently being analyzed and translated. The International Food Additive Database will be updated by September 23 to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 29, 2016
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On July 29, Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock notified the WTO of three draft food additive regulations:

  • G/TBT/N/TUR/76: Notifies an earlier comment deadline date of September 1, 2016 for the proposed Turkish Food Codex Regulation on the Common Approval Procedure for Food Additives, Food Enzymes and Food Flavourings, which was previously notified to the WTO on July 14, 2016.
  • G/TBT/N/TUR/77: Notifies an earlier comment deadline date of September 1, 2016 for the proposed Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Food Enzymes, which was previously notified to the WTO on July 14, 2016.
  • G/TBT/N/TUR/78: Notifies the proposed Turkish Food Codex Regulation on the Addition of Vitamins and Minerals and of Certain Other Substances to Foods, which has comment deadline of September 1, 2016.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 800 additives in more than 65 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

April 11, 2016
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On April 11, Health Canada amended its List of Permitted Food Additives to allow the use of transglutaminase in additional foods.

Canada's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Databasethough enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

February 18, 2016
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On February 5, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to their enzyme regulations.  The document is available in Spanish.

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

February 10, 2016
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On February 5, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to their enzyme regulations.  The document is available in Spanish.

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

January 6, 2016
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On January 4, Health Canada amended its List of Permitted Food Enzymes to permit a new form of amylase in certain food products.

Canada'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 30, 2015
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On December 18, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to their enzyme regulations.  The document is available in Spanish.

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

June 25, 2015
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On June 25, Health Canada's Food Directorate approved the use of lipase obtained from Candida rugosa and Penicillium roquefortii as food enzymes in dairy-based flavoring preparations.  Further information can be found in the updated version of Canada's List of Permitted Food Enzymes.

Canada's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, but enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

June 19, 2015
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On June 19, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions on approving asparaginase from Bacillus subtilis as a processing aid.  Comments are due July 31, 2015.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive use regulations can be found in the International Food Additive Database, though processing aids are typically not included.

May 26, 2015
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On May 26, 2015, Canada notified the WTO of its recent food additive amendment regarding the use of the enzyme Asparaginase from Bacillus subtilis MOL2940 in bread, flour, whole wheat flour, unstandardized foods, and green coffee.  The amendment was published on May 21.

Canada's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.  Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

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