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October 11, 2017
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On October 11, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) re-opened the comment period for proposed amendments to the regulations on wine treating materials, which were originally published in November 2016. The re-opened comment period closes on January 9, 2017.

The United States' 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, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 43. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

The United States' regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 20, 2017
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On September 20, the U.S. FDA published a confirmation of the effective date of August 3, 2017 for a final rule concerning spirulina extract that was published on July 3, 2017.

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

September 6, 2017
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On September 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Food Safety published an update on Codex activities for the previous and upcoming years. This includes information on the Codex Committee on Food Additives.

The United States and Codex's food additive standards are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 22, 2017
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On August 22, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 42. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products, including food additives. 

  
The United States' regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 22, 2017
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On August 22, the U.S. FDA published a correction to a proposal originally published in July 2017 regarding food additive regulations concerning calcium and vitamin D3. 

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

July 26, 2017
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On July 26, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petition that proposes to modify food additive regulations concerning calcium and vitamin D3.

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

July 3, 2017
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On July 3, the U.S. FDA amended 21 CFR 73.530 concerning the use of spirulina extract as a color additive. This amendment is effective from August 3, 2017.

The United States' food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 12, 2017
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On May 12, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 41. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products, including food additives. 

The United States' regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.


March 1, 2017
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On March 1, the U.S. FDA reopened the comment deadline on the draft guidance for industry concerning the use of fruit juice and vegetable juice as color additives in food. The new comment deadline will close on May 1, 2017.

The United States' 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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