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June 22, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News 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.

  
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June 20, 2018

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News 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.

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June 20, 2018

USDA FAS Publishes Report on French Titanium Dioxide Ban

Food Additive News 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. 

 
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June 20, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News 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. 

 
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June 15, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News 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.

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June 15, 2018

Turkey Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News 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.

 
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June 11, 2018

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News 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.

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June 8, 2018

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments and Application Rejections

Food Additive News 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

 
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June 6, 2018

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News June 6, 2018

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

 
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June 6, 2018

Vietnam Notifies WTO of Draft Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News 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.

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June 4, 2018

Macau Publishes Sweeteners Regulation

Food Additive News June 4, 2018

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On June 4, the Macau published a new regulation on the use of sweeteners. It is effective from June 5, 2018. 

 
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June 4, 2018

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 4, 2018

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On June 4, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a food additive proposal. Comments are due by August 3, 2018.

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June 4, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 4, 2018

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On June 1, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Uses. 

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May 31, 2018

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News May 31, 2018

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On May 25, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes. 

 
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May 30, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 30, 2018

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On May 25, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Preservatives.

 
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May 30, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 30, 2018

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On May 30, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a food additive proposal (in Korean). Comments are due by July 30, 2018.

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May 21, 2018

U.S. FDA Publishes Rejection of Food Additive Petition for PHOs

Food Additive News May 21, 2018

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On May 21, the U.S. FDA published a denial of a food additive petition that requested the amendment of the U.S. food additive regulations to provide for the use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs) in certain foods. The FDA also notified an extension of the compliance date for certain uses of PHOs as regards a June 2015 FDA determination that PHOs are no longer considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

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May 16, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 16, 2018

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On May 14, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening Agents.

 
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May 15, 2018

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Application

Food Additive News May 15, 2018

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On May 15, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive proposal concerning potassium polyaspartate in wine. 

 
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May 14, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 14, 2018

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On May 8, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents.
  

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May 7, 2018

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 7, 2018

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On May 7, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/682, amending its food additive regulations. The amendment is effective from May 27, 2018. 

 
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May 4, 2018

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 4, 2018

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On May 4, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/677, amending its food additive regulations. The amendment is effective from May 24, 2018.

  
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May 3, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Amendment

Food Additive News May 3, 2018

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On May 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning enzymes.

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May 2, 2018

EFSA Publishes Enzyme Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News May 2, 2018

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On May 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding the safety evaluations of the following enzymes:
May 1, 2018

India Notifies WTO of Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News May 1, 2018

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On May 1, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of 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 originally proposed April 11. Comments are due by June 30, 2018.

 
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April 30, 2018

India Publishes Proposed Food Specification Standards

Food Additive News April 30, 2018

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On April 26, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published the following proposed food specification standards:

Comments are due on the first two drafts are due by June 25, 2018. Comments on the third draft are due by May 26, 2018.

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April 27, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive and Flavoring Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News April 27, 2018

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This week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding the following:
 

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April 26, 2018

EU Notifies WTO of Food Additive Draft Amendment

Food Additive News April 26, 2018

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On April 26, the European Union notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the specifications for sorbitan monostearate, sorbitan tristearate, and sorbitan monopalmitate. 

 
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April 20, 2018

EU Notifies WTO of Food Additive Draft Amendment

Food Additive News April 20, 2018

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On April 20, the European Union notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the specification for carmines. 

 
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April 19, 2018

EU Notifies WTO of Food Additive Draft Amendment

Food Additive News 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.

 
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April 18, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News 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

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News 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.

 
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April 12, 2018

Australia Publishes Call for Submissions

Food Additive News 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. 

 

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April 11, 2018

Japan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News 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.

  
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April 11, 2018

Codex Publishes Report from CCFA Meeting

Food Additive News 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

Vietnam Publishes Draft Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News 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.

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April 6, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News 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

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News 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).

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April 3, 2018

Singapore Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News 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.

April 2, 2018

India Publishes Proposed Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News April 2, 2018

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On March 28, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed food specification standard concerning formulated supplements for children. A previous version of this standard was published in October 2017. Comments are due by April 27, 2018.

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March 30, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 30, 2018

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On March 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the specification for steviol glycosides. 

 
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March 29, 2018

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 29, 2018

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On March 29, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by May 28, 2018.

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March 28, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 28, 2018

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On March 22, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex III, Annex VI, and Annex VIII of its food additive regulations (in Spanish). 

 
The Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, will be 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.

March 28, 2018

Kenya Notifies WTO of Proposed Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News March 28, 2018

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On March 28, Kenya notified the WTO of a draft food specification standard for milk powders and cream powders.

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March 27, 2018

Malaysia Publishes Consolidated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News March 27, 2018

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On March 22, the Malaysian Ministry of Health published an updated consolidation of its food additive regulations. This consolidation includes amendments made in 2017. 

 
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March 27, 2018

Singapore Publishes Response to Comments Received on Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News March 27, 2018

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Recently, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore published its response to the comments received from the consultation on the draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

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March 26, 2018

India Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 26, 2018

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On March 15, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India amended its food additive regulations.

The Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 23, 2018

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 23, 2018

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On March 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding flavoring group evaluation 74. 

 
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March 21, 2018

Thailand Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 21, 2018

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On March 20, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO of a proposed food additive regulation. Comments are due by May 19, 2018.

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March 19, 2018

USDA Amends Directive on Ingredients Permitted in Meat, Poultry, and Eggs

Food Additive News March 19, 2018

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On March 19, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 46. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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