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April 19, 2018
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On April 19, the European Union notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the removal of octyl gallate and dodecyl gallate from its list of authorized food additives.

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

April 18, 2018
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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex III, Annex VI, and Annex VII of its food additive regulations (in Spanish).

 
The Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect these changes. Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

April 16, 2018
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On April 11, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a proposed amendment to its regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food, and novel food. Comments are due by June 10, 2018.

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

April 12, 2018
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On April 12, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding thermolysin as a processing aid. Comments are due by May 24, 2018. 

 

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

April 11, 2018
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On April 11, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare published a proposal to amend the standards or use for food additives. Comments are due by April 20, 2018.

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

April 11, 2018
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has published its full report of the 50th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) meeting, which was held March 26-30 in Xiamen, China. This report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the CAC.

The Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when they are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held July 2-7, 2018. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 10, 2018
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Recently, the Vietnam Food Administration published a draft food additive regulation. Comments are due by April 20, 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.

April 6, 2018
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On April 4, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Preservatives.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 6, 2018
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On April 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the specification for propane-1,2-diol (E 1520).

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

April 3, 2018
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On March 27, Singapore published an amendment to its food additive regulations. This amendment was first proposed in December 2017. It is effective from March 28, 2018.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Singapore's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect the changes included in the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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