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August 3, 2016
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On August 1, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Appendix X of its food additive regulations. This amendment modifies the list of approved processing aids and is effective from its date of publication, August 1, 2016.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for Mexico, although processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

February 24, 2016
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Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently published the following updates related to food additives:

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

February 18, 2016
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On February 18, 2016, Taiwan notified the WTO of a new sanitation standard for processing aids.   The proposed standard is only available in Chinese.

Taiwan's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, though processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

December 8, 2015
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On December 9, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an application to permit the use of oryzin (protease) from Aspergillus melleus as a processing aid (enzyme).  Further information is available in the Administrative Assessment Report.

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

June 2, 2015
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On June 2, 2015, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Notification Circular 10-15, which includes Application A1098 to authorize serine protease (chymotrypsin) as a processing aid and Application A1099 to authorize serine protease (trypsin) as a processing aid. 

Australia and New Zealand's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, though processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

May 13, 2015
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On April 17, 2015, Saudi Arabia notified the WTO of a draft technical regulation for Extraction solvents and its residue limits in the production foodstuffs and food ingredients.

Saudi Arabia and other GCC nations are currently not included in the International Food Additive Database, but they are being considered for future inclusion.  Processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

September 5, 2014
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Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently accepted two applications for new processing aids.  A1098 seeks approval for serine protease (chymotrypsin); A1099 seeks approval for serine protease (trypsin).  Both enzymes are sourced from a genetically modified strain of Bacillus lichenformis and are to be used as processing aids in the production of protein hydrolysates.

An opportunity to comment will be notified in the future.  Australia and New Zealand's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database.

July 29, 2014
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On July 29, 2014, Vietnam's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of two draft national technical regulations.

A draft regulation on food flavoring agents has been proposed for publication in October 2014.   The final date for comments is September 30, 2014.

A draft regulation on processing aids has a proposed publication date of November 2014. The final date for comments is September 25, 2014.

If adopted, both regulations would enter into force 45 days after publication.  Vietnam's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although processing aids and flavorings typically do not fall within the scope of the database.

July 25, 2014
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On July 25, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Notification Circular 14-14, which includes a call for submissions on Application A1096 to authorize the enzyme Xylanase from Baccillus licheniformis as a processing aid in the bread-making industry.  The final date for comments is September 5, 2014.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, though processing aids and enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.  

May 2, 2014
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On May 2, 2014, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Notification Circular 07-14, which includes Application A1096 to permit use of the enzyme xylanase from Bacillus licheniformis as a processing aid.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although processing aids and enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. 

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