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April 18, 2019

Argentina Updates Food Standards for Natural Colorings

Food Additive News April 18, 2019

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On April 17, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 13/2019. All updates are effective from April 18, 2019. 

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

April 18, 2019

Argentina Updates Food Standards for Enzymes Used as Processing Aids

Food Additive News April 18, 2019

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On April 17, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 16/2019. All updates are effective from April 18, 2019. 

Argentina’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database; however, enzymes and processing aids typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.
 

April 18, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 18, 2019

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On April 18, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Algeria and Haiti.

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

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Algeria and Haiti.
 

April 18, 2019

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 18, 2019

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On April 15, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India gazetted a draft food additive amendment. This proposal was first published in June 2018. Comments are due by May 18, 2019.

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

April 18, 2019

U.S. FDA Confirms Effective Date of Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 18, 2019

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On April 18, the U.S. FDA confirmed the effective date of December 4, 2018 of an amendment to its food additive regulations concerning synthetic iron oxides that was first published on November 1, 2018.

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

April 17, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 17, 2019

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On April 17, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Guatemala, El Salvador, and Bangladesh

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the Central American Customs Union’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Guatemala, El Salvador, and Bangladesh.
 

April 15, 2019

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

Food Additive News April 15, 2019

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On April 15, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 50. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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

April 15, 2019

Malaysia Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 15, 2019

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On April 9, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019. This document amends Malaysia’s food additive regulations and is effective from January 30, 2021. 


Malaysia’s food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

April 15, 2019

Codex Publishes Report from CCFA51

Food Additive News April 15, 2019

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The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) has published the full report of its 51st Session, which was held March 25 to 29, 2019 in Jinan, China. The report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when thy are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held July 8 to 12, 2019. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

April 12, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 12, 2019

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On April 10, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for South Africa


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes South Africa’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.


The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for South Africa.

April 10, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 10, 2019

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On April 10, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia.


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, and the Gulf Cooperation Council’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.
 

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia.

April 9, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 9, 2019

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On April 9, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for France

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the European Union’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for the European Union.

April 8, 2019

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News April 8, 2019

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On April 8, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by May 8, 2019.

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

April 5, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Call for Submissions

Food Additive News April 5, 2019

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On April 4, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) extended the comment deadline regarding Application 1160 on Aspergillopepsin I from Trichoderma reesei. The new deadline is April 17, 2019. 

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

April 4, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 4, 2019

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On April 4, Health Canada published NOM/ADM-0131, an amendment to its List of Permitted Sweeteners.

The BCGlobal 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 4, 2019

Malaysia Notifies WTO of Proposed Amendment to Food Regulations

Food Additive News April 4, 2019

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On April 4, Malaysia's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by June 3, 2019. 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Malaysia. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

April 3, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 3, 2019

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On April 1, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additive regulations. They are effective from April 1, 2019. 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Mexico, in English, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI

April 2, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Call for Submissions

Food Additive News April 2, 2019

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On February 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding Application A1170 on rebaudioside MD as a steviol glycoside from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  
 
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.

April 1, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 1, 2019

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On March 29, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Myanmar and Jordan.

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

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Myanmar and Jordan.

March 26, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 26, 2019

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On March 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the Bahamas and the Netherlands.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the European Union’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for the Bahamas and the European Union.

March 25, 2019

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 25, Taiwan published a proposal, in Chinese, to amend use permissions and specification standards for several food additives.

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

March 25, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 13, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VIII of its food additive regulations. It is effective from March 13, 2019.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 25, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 20, Health Canada published NOM/ADM-0129, an amendment to its List of Permitted Colouring Agents. 
 
The BCGlobal 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.

March 25, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment, in Spanish, to Annex III of its food additive regulations. It is effective from March 6, 2019. 
  
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.
 

March 25, 2019

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 18, Brazil published a regulation, in Portuguese, on food additives authorized for use in meat products. The regulation is effective from March 18, 2019.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Brazil’s food additive regulations, will be updated upon analysis of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

March 25, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Enzyme Application

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for the following enzyme applications:

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

March 25, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Application

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for Application 1149 on steviol glycosides. 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 BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

March 25, 2019

Macau Notifies WTO of Preservatives and Antioxidants Regulation

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 20, Macau notified the WTO of its regulation on the use preservatives and antioxidants in food. The regulation is effective from March 5, 2019.

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

March 25, 2019

Canada Amends Food Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News March 25, 2019

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On March 18, Health Canada published NOM-ADM-130, an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes. 

Canada’s regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, though enzymes typically fall outside of the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

March 25, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 25, 2019

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Last week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Serbia, Poland, Pakistan, and the Republic of Korea.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, the European Union, and Korea. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Pakistan, and Korea. 

March 15, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 15, 2019

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On March 15, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, and Brazil.
  

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the European Union, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. 

March 13, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 13, 2019

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On March 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the safety of annatto E and the exposure to the annatto coloring principles bixin and norbixin (E 160b) when used as a food additive.

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

March 11, 2019

Macau Publishes Preservative and Antioxidant Regulation

Food Additive News March 11, 2019

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On March 4, Macau published a regulation on the use of preservatives and antioxidants in food. The regulation is effective from March 5, 2019.

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

March 11, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 11, 2019

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On March 8, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for India and Lithuania.
 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for India and the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for India and Lithuania. 

March 8, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 8, 2019

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On March 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the safety of ethyl lauroyl arginate (E 243) as a food additive. 
  

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

March 7, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News March 7, 2019

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On March 7, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Kazakhstan, Egypt, and Senegal.

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the Eurasian Economic Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Kazakhstan, Egypt, and Senegal.

March 6, 2019

Japan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 6, 2019

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On March 6, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives.

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

March 6, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 6, 2019

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On March 5, Health Canada published NOM/ADM-0128, an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening Agents; List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses; and the List of Permitted Sequestering Agents. 
 

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. 

March 6, 2019

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Food Additives

Food Additive News March 6, 2019

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On March 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of quillaia extract.

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

March 5, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 5, 2019

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On March 2, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Italy.
 

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Italy.

March 4, 2019

Malaysia Publishes Proposed Amendment to Food Regulations

Food Additive News March 4, 2019

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On February 27, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a proposed amendment to its Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by March 27, 2019. 
  

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Malaysia. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

March 1, 2019

Turkey Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News March 1, 2019

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On February 27, Turkey published an amendment to its Food Codex regarding food additives.

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

March 1, 2019

Canada Amends Food Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News March 1, 2019

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On February 26, Health Canada published NOM-ADM-0127, an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes. 
  

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. 

March 1, 2019

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Food Additives

Food Additive News March 1, 2019

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On March 1, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the follow-up of the re-evaluation of sorbic acid and potassium sorbate as food additives. 
  

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March 1, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 1, 2019

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On March 1, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Ghana, Canada, and Taiwan.

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Canada and Taiwan. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Ghana, Canada, and Taiwan.

February 28, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News February 28, 2019

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On February 27, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

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

February 27, 2019

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

Food Additive News February 27, 2019

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On February 27, the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 49. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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

February 26, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News February 26, 2019

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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex I of its food additive regulations. It is effective from February 19, 2019. 
  

The Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

February 26, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 26, 2019

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On February 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Mexico and Colombia.

The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Mexico, in English. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Mexico and Colombia. 

February 25, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 25, 2019

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On February 22, the UDSA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Singapore, Romania, Myanmar, and Ethiopia.

 
The Food Additive Database includes the regulations for the Singapore and the European Union. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Singapore, Romania, Myanmar, and the European Union. 

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