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January 22, 2018
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On January 22, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for South Africa, Costa Rica, and Brazil

South Africa, the Central American Customs Union, and the Brazil’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 South Africa, Costa Rica, and Brazil.

November 1, 2017
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On October 20, South Africa's Department of Health published an amendment to it regulations for preservatives and antioxidants.

The International Food Additive Database, which includes South Africa's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

April 19, 2017
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On April 18, South Africa's Department of Health, Food Control Directorate notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its Regulations governing the Maximum Limits for Pesticide Residues that may be present in Foodstuffs, proposing numerous MRL changes for pesticides on various commodities. Comments are due by June 17, 2017.

Changes from this proposal will be entered in the Global MRL Database by April 21, 2017. Please note that due to South Africa’s deferral path for imported commodities, EU or Codex MRLs may display in lieu of national MRLs.

January 23, 2017
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the following reports that contain information on food additive regulations:

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets.  Please contact us for information on subscribing.

January 23, 2017
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On January 20, 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 III for Japan and South Africa and in Section V for Hungary and Nicaragua. The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for these markets.

December 21, 2016
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Recently, South Africa's Department of Health published “Regulations Relating to Miscellaneous Additives in Foodstuffs.” This regulation contains food additive permissions and repeals certain regulations currently in force. The regulation enters into force November 17, 2017.

South Africa's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

September 22, 2016
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On September 22, South Africa’s Department of Health notified the WTO of amended regulations relating to maximum levels of fungus-produced toxins in foodstuffs.

The regulations were proposed to go into effect on September 5, 2016.

September 20, 2016
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On September 19, South Africa’s Department of Health notified the WTO of draft regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.  

The final date for comments is December 13, 2016.

January 7, 2016
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This week, the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service published Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Country Reports for the following markets:

Information on food additive regulations are included.

BCI's International Food Additive Database includes food additive use regulations for over 800 additives and 60 markets, including Honduras (Central American Customs Union), the European Union, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, Korea, and South Africa. Please contact us for information on subscribing.

December 3, 2015
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On November 23, South Africa's Department of Health published Draft Regulations Relating to Miscellaneous Additives in Foodstuffs.  The proposal would adopt Codex regulations for certain food additives, and repeal several South African regulations on their use.  Comments are due three months from the date of publication.

Additional information can be found in the WTO Notification.

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

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