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May 19, 2017
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On May 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding Flavoring Group Evaluation 208.

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

September 6, 2016
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On August 19, Indonesia's National Agency for Drug and Food Control (NADFC) published two regulations related to food additives: Persyaratan Penggunaan Bahan Tambahan Pangan Perisa (flavoring substances) and Kategori Pangan (food categories).  Both regulations are available in Indonesian.

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.

August 5, 2016
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On July 12, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published two proposals concerning flavoring substances for use in foods and beverages:

  • Consulta Pública No. 226: Establishes procedures for the approval of regional plant species used as flavoring substances
  • Consulta Pública No. 227: Establishes the criteria required for the provisional authorization of the marketing of food and beverages that contain flavorings from regional plant species

Comments on both proposals are due on September 16, 2016.

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

July 29, 2016
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Recently, the European Union's Food Safety Authority published scientific opinions on the following flavoring substances:

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

July 29, 2016
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On July 29, the European Union published an amendment to its flavoring regulations modifying the conditions of use of five flavoring substances. These changes will take effect on August 18, 2016.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for the European Union, although flavorings typically do not fall within the scope of the databaseIf you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 17, 2016
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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) Standardization Organization published a draft regulation regarding the use of flavorings in food. The proposal is available, in English, on the Saudi Food and Drug Authority's website. Comments on the proposed regulation are due to the GCC by July 11, 2016.

The Gulf Cooperation Council'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.

 

May 5, 2016
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On May 5, the European Union published an amendment to its flavoring regulations to reflect that seven substances are no longer under evaluation. These changes will take effect on May 25, 2016.

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

 

April 25, 2016
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On April 25, the EU published an amendment to its flavoring regulations. Certain substances were removed from the Union list of approved flavorings. These changes will take effect on May 13, 2016.

The European Union'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 22, 2016
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On February 22, the European Union notified the WTO of proposed changes to the regulation of flavorings and food ingredients with flavoring properties. 

The European Union'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 11, 2016
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On February 11, the EU published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/178 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring substances.

The European Union'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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