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November 12, 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an American non-profit organization focused on the environment and public health, has published a "Dirty Dozen" list of twelve food additives that it considers potentially harmful.  The list is intended to bring attention to perceived failures of the US regulatory system, which permits the use of these additives.

The EWG is known for its publication of the "Dirty Dozen" list of produce commodities with high pesticide residues.

July 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) recently posted an unofficial translation of China's draft 2014 Food Safety Law. This draft is the most recent revision to China's proposed Food Safety Law, which was first published in October 2013.

China's domestic comment deadline is July 31, 2014. China is being strongly encouraged by FAS to notify this draft to the World Trade Organization (WTO) prior to its adoption and implementation.  Should China decide to notify the WTO, an international consultation period would likely be initiated.

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