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September 11, 2018
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On September 11, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by November 10, 2018.

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

September 10, 2018
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Recently, the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration published a proposal to adopt various Codex standards, including the General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA).  

 
The Philippines’ food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

September 4, 2018
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On September 3, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published an updated draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. This draft was originally published in August 2018. Comments on the new revision are due by September 30, 2018. 

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

August 27, 2018
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On August 27, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminum potassium sulfate. The MHLW first published this proposal in April 2018.

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

August 24, 2018
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On August 24, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for alpha-glucosidase from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid.

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

August 20, 2018
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On August 14, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report regarding an application for thermolysin (protease) as a processing aid. FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of the approval.

 
Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database, although enzymes are typically beyond the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 16, 2018
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On August 14, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama notified the WTO of a proposed update to Central American Customs Union regulation RTCA 67.04.54:10. Comments are due by October 13, 2018. 

 
The Central American Custom Union’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 6, 2018
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On August 6, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by September 6, 2018. 

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

July 31, 2018
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On July 31, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for glucoamylase from genetically modified Aspergillus niger as a processing aid (enzyme). 

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

July 23, 2018
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On July 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced calls for submissions regarding monk fruit extract, enzymatic production of Rebaudioside M, and rosemary extract. Comments are due by August 31, 2018. 

 
Australia and 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.

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