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February 14, 2018
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On February 15, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the following food additive applications:

Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although enzymes and processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

February 14, 2018
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On February 13, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by March 13, 2018. 

 
Malaysia's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. Malaysia's proposed draft MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on February 15, 2018. 

December 14, 2017
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On December 12, China’s National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment published a draft food safety standard (in Chinese) for the use of food additives. Comments are due by January 9, 2018.  

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

November 28, 2017
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On November 14, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council standard for smoked fish, smoke-flavored fish, and smoke-dried fish. The comment deadline is January 13, 2018.  

 
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.

November 2, 2017
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On November 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for applications A1130 and A1131 regarding different processing aids. FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of the approval. 

  
Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database and will be updated with these changes upon gazettal. Processing aids are generally beyond the scope of the database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

November 1, 2017
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On November 1, Health Canada announced the extension of the consultation period for two food additive proposals (NOP/ADP-0026 and NOP/ADP-0027, originally published August 15 and August 23 respectively). The new comment deadline is December 3, 2017.

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

October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) withdrew an application concerning the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides originally proposed in August 2017

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

October 5, 2017
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On October 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of beta-galactosidase from Papiliotrema terrestris as a processing aid (enzyme). 

 
Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although enzymes and processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 4, 2017
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On October 4, the European Commission notified the WTO of a proposal regarding the use of sweeteners in fine bakery wares originally proposed in May 2017. Comments are due by December 2, 2017.  

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

October 3, 2017
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On October 3, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published a draft regulation for “Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs.” Comments are due by December 27, 2017.

  
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.

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