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April 6, 2016
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BCI is pleased to announce that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) food additive regulations have been added to the Food Additive Database and are available to subscribers.

GCC member nations are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

The GCC recently adopted two new regulations:  Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs (GSO 2500/2015) and Sweeteners Permitted in Food (GSO 995/2015). Superseding several previous regulations, these documents more closely align the GCC with Codex food additive standards. The GSO electronic publication of these standards is available for purchase from the GSO Standards Catalogue.

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.

February 23, 2016
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On February 19, the Gulf Cooperation Council notified the WTO of a Draft Technical Regulation for "Modified Starches".  The GCC includes the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.  The document is available in Arabic, and comments are due April 19, 2016.

The GCC's food additive regulations, in English, are in the process of being added to the International Food Additive Database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 16, 2014
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On December 16, 2014, Kuwait notified the WTO of a draft GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) technical regulation for “Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs.”   The final date for comments is February 14, 2015.

Kuwait and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

December 11, 2014
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait recently notified the WTO of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) draft MRLs for veterinary drugs in food.

Both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will accept comments through February 9, 2015. 

December 10, 2014
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On December 9, 2014, Kuwait notified the WTO of a draft GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) technical regulation for “Sweeteners Permitted for Use in Food Products.”  The final date for comments is February 7, 2015.

Kuwait and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

November 6, 2014
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On November 6, 2014, Oman notified the WTO of draft specification standards for  avocado, corn flakes, and fermented soybean paste.  Kuwait notified the WTO of draft specification standards for white pepper (whole and ground) and cocoa powders (cocoas) and dry mixtures of cocoa and sugars.     

Oman, Kuwait, and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

 

September 22, 2014
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On September 22, 2014, Kuwait notified the WTO of draft specification standards for table olives, frozen chickens, baking powder, black pepper, and canned cooked chick peas.

Kuwait and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

August 15, 2014
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On August 15, 2014, Kuwait notified the WTO of draft specification standards for red hot pepper paste and edible olive oil and olive pomace oil, which may contain food additive use information.  

Kuwait and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

July 16, 2014
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On July 16, 2014, Kuwait notified the WTO of draft specification standards for fresh tomatoes and canned strawberries, which may contain food additive use information.  

Kuwait and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

July 3, 2014
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On July 3, 2014, Kuwait notified the WTO of draft specification standards for  canned citrus fruit; frozen fish fillets; smoked fish, smoked-flavoured fish, and smoke-dried fish; and pomegranates, which may contain food additive use information.  

Kuwait and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.

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