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June 22, 2018
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On June 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the refined exposure assessment of polyethylene glycol (E 1521) from its use as a food additive.

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

June 20, 2018
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On June 20, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO that it has adopted an amendment to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The amendment is effective from July 1, 2019.

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

June 20, 2018
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On June 19, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the USDA published a report on a planned French ban of titanium dioxide in food products. 

 
BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

June 20, 2018
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On June 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of gellan gum. 

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

June 15, 2018
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On June 15, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a food additive proposal (in Korean). Comments are due by August 15, 2018.

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

June 15, 2018
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On June 12, Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock published an amendment to its Food Codex regarding food additives.

 
BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

June 11, 2018
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On June 6, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health published an amendment (in Thai) to its food additive regulations.

The Food Additive Database will be updated shortly following translation and analysis of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 8, 2018
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On May 16, Israel’s Ministry of Health published the following food additive amendments available in Hebrew: 
Sulphur dioxide – sulphites
Sorbates
Propane-1,2 diol alginate
Polysorbates

 
Additionally, the Ministry of Health rejected the following applications:
Application 44254
Application 43991
Application 43586 and 43511
Application 44062 and 44066

 
BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

June 6, 2018
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On June 6, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes. 

 
The Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes, although enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 6, 2018
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On June 6, the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) notified the WTO of a draft food additive regulation. This regulation was published by the VFA in April 2018. Comments are due by August 5, 2018.

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

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