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July 26, 2017

United States Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News 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 25, 2017

Malaysia Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 25, 2017

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Recently, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food Regulations (Amendment) (No. 3) 2017. This document amends Malaysia’s food additive regulations and is effective from June 15, 2018.

  
Malaysia’s 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.

July 24, 2017

Ecuador Publishes Food Standard

Food Additive News July 24, 2017

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Recently, the Ecuadorian Standardization Institute (INEN) published a proposed standard for non-fermented soy beverages. This standard contains additive information. Comments are due by September 4, 2017. 
  

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

July 24, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Call for Submissions On Enzyme Proposal

Food Additive News July 24, 2017

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On July 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions concerning a proposed amendment to the schedule of the FSANZ Food Standards Code which regulates enzymes. Comments are due by August 31, 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.

July 18, 2017

Uganda Notifies WTO of Adopted Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News July 18, 2017

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On July 18, Uganda notified the WTO of the adoption of a proposed food specification standard for tuna canned in oil. This standard contains information on food additive permissions. It was originally proposed in September 2016. This standard enters force June 20, 2017.

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

July 17, 2017

European Union Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 17, 2017

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On July 15, the European Union published two amendments to its food additive regulations:

These amendments are effective from August 4, 2017.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of these amendments. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 14, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News July 14, 2017

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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following scientific opinions regarding the reevaluations of food additives:
 

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

July 12, 2017

EU Publishes Flavoring Amendment

Food Additive News July 12, 2017

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On July 12, the European Union published an amendment which modifies the Union list of flavouring substances. The amendment is effective from its publication date, July 12.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, however flavorings are generally beyond the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 12, 2017

Chile Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 12, 2017

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On July 10, Chile’s Ministry of Health published a proposal to modify articles 493, 494, 495, 498, 499, 501, 502, 503, 504 and 505 of its food additive regulations regarding infant formula. Comments are due by September 8, 2017. 


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

July 12, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRs Country Report

Food Additive News July 12, 2017

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Recently, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Germany. This report contains information on food additive regulations.

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

July 11, 2017

The Philippines Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 11, 2017

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Recently, the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration published a proposed revision to their regulatory guidelines concerning food additives and processing aids. This proposal contains changes to food additive permissions.
  

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

July 7, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Approval Reports for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News July 7, 2017

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On July 7, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Notification Circular 17-17, which announced the following food additive application approvals:
 
  •  Application A1125 seeking permission for the use of endo beta(1,4) xylanase as a processing aid (enzyme)
  • Application A1126 seeking permission for the use of pectins and carrageenan as processing aids in wine (fining agent)
  • Application A1135 seeking permission for the use of beta-galactosidase as a processing aid (enzyme)

FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of these approvals.

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

July 7, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Enzymes Call for Submissions

Food Additive News July 7, 2017

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On July 7, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding a proposed enzyme amendment. Comments are due by August 18, 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.

July 7, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News July 7, 2017

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On July 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the reevaluation of pectin and amidated pectin. 
  

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

July 7, 2017

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 7, 2017

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On July 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a proposed food additive regulation (in Portuguese). Comments will be accepted between July 12 and September 11, 2017.

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

July 5, 2017

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News July 5, 2017

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On July 4, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 
  

The International Food Additive Database, which includes Japan’s food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 5, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 5, 2017

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On June 23, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additives regulations regarding enzymes. The amendment is available in Spanish and is effective from June 23, 2017. 
  

The International Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico’s food additive regulations, will be updated following the translation and analysis of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 3, 2017

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 3, 2017

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On July 3, 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 June 29, 2017.

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

July 3, 2017

United States Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News 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.

June 30, 2017

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News June 30, 2017

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Recently, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive regulation (in Portuguese) concerning food for particular nutritional uses.

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

June 30, 2017

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News June 30, 2017

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On June 22, Israel's Ministry of Health published three food additive amendments, available in Hebrew:

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

June 30, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News June 30, 2017

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On June 28, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding the reevaluations for konjac gum and konjac glucomannan and tara gum
  

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

June 28, 2017

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 28, 2017

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On June 27, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 
 

The International Food Additive Database, which includes Japan’s food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 28, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 28, 2017

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On June 16, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additives regulations regarding enzymes. The amendment is available in Spanish and is effective from the publication dates listed in the document. 
 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for Mexico, although enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 28, 2017

Malawi Notifies WTO of Draft Food Specification Standards

Food Additive News June 28, 2017

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On June 28, the Malawi Bureau of Standards notified the WTO of draft food specification standards, which include food additive information, for the following food products:

Comments on these proposed standards are due by August 27, 2017. 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

June 27, 2017

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 27, 2017

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On June 12, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health published an amendment (in Thai) to its food additive regulations. 
  

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

June 26, 2017

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 26, 2017

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On June 26, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published updates to its Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan’s food additive regulations. 
 

The International Food Additive Database, which includes Japan’s food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 23, 2017

El Salvador Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 23, 2017

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On June 19, the Salvadorian Technical Regulation Agency notified the WTO of a proposal to adopt a Central American Technical Regulation regarding ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurized milk. Comments are due by August 18, 2017. 
  

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

June 19, 2017

Korea Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 19, 2017

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On June 19, Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety notified the WTO of a food additive proposal originally published on June 15. The international comment deadline is August 18, 2017.
 

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

June 16, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Call for Submissions on Nutritive Substances and Novel Foods Amendment

Food Additive News June 16, 2017

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On June 16, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding a revision of the regulation of nutritive substances and novel foods. Comments are due by July 28, 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.

June 16, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions on Nitrites and Nitrates

Food Additive News June 16, 2017

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On June 15, the European Food Safety Authority published the following documents regarding the re-evaluation of nitrites and nitrates as food additives: 
June 15, 2017

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 15, 2017

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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 14, 2017. 
  

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

June 14, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 14, 2017

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On June 8, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex III of its food additive regulations regarding colors. The amendment is available in Spanish and is effective from June 8, 2017. 
  

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

June 13, 2017

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 13, 2017

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On June 12, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration adopted amendments to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives, and to the Sanitation Standard for Food Cleansers.
  

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

June 9, 2017

EFSA Published Scientific Opinion on the Specifications for Polyvinyl Alcohol-Polyethylene Glycol-Graft-Co-Polymer

Food Additive News June 9, 2017

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On June 9, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion concerning a proposed amendment to the specifications of polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol-graft-co-polymer.

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

June 9, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News June 9, 2017

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On June 9, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of tragacanth (E 413) as a food additive. 
  

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

June 9, 2017

Paraguay Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 9, 2017

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On June 8, Paraguay notified the WTO of a proposed standard for milk powder. This standard includes food additive information. Comments are due by August 7, 2017. 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.


June 8, 2017

Argentina Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 8, 2017

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On May 31, Argentina notified the WTO of a proposed standard for milk powder. This standard includes food additive information. Comments are due by July 30, 2017.
 

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

June 2, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 2, 2017

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On June 1, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Preservatives. This update modifies the use permissions for Carnobacterium maltaromaticum CB1.

The International 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.

June 2, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 2, 2017

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On June 1, Health Canada published a food additive proposal concerning modifications to the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses. Comments are due by August 15, 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.

June 2, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News June 2, 2017

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On May 31, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding Flavoring Group Evaluation 226. 

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

May 31, 2017

Chile Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 31, 2017

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On May 26, Chile’s Ministry of Health published a proposal to modify articles 393 and 394 of its food additive regulations regarding honey and palm syrup. Comments are due by July 25, 2017.

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

May 30, 2017

EU Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 30, 2017

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On May 29, the European Union published a food additive proposal regarding the use of sweeteners in food category 7.2 fine bakery wares. Comments are due by June 26, 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.

May 26, 2017

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 26, 2017

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On May 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of thermolysin as an enzyme.

Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International 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.

May 25, 2017

FSANZ Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 25, 2017

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On May 25, an amendment to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standards Code was published. The amendment concerns including Oryzin (protease) as a processing aid. Changes take effect on May 25, 2017. 
  

Australia & New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the International 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.

May 24, 2017

Chile Publishes Updated Consolidated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News May 24, 2017

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Recently, Chile’s Ministry of Health published an updated consolidated version of its food additive regulation. Effective dates regarding specific changes are noted in the document. 
 

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

May 24, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 24, 2017

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On May 19, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex X of its food additive regulations regarding processing aids. The amendment is available in Spanish and is effective from May 19, 2017. 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for Mexico, although processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 23, 2017

Switzerland Publishes New Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 23, 2017

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On May 16, Switzerland notified the WTO of new food additive legislation. The new Swiss legislation can be found on the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) website. All regulations enter into force May 1, 2017.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

May 23, 2017

European Union Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 23, 2017

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On May 23, the European Union published an amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the use of food additives in color preparations. This amendment is effective from June 11, 2017.

The International Food Additive Database will  be updated on the effective date of the amendment to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

May 23, 2017

European Union Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 23, 2017

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On May 23, the European Union published an amendment to its food additive regulations regarding the use of phosphoric acid – phosphates – di – tri – and polyphosphates in certain meat preparations. These changes were originally proposed in December 2016. These changes will take effect on June 11, 2017. 

The International Food Additive Database will be updated on the effective date of the amendment to reflect these changes.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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