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September 21, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Call for Submissions

Food Additive News September 21, 2017

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On September 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding protein glutaminase for use as an enzyme in various foods. Comments are due by November 2, 2017.

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September 20, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 20, 2017

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On September 20, Health Canada published a food additive proposal concerning modifications to the List of Permitted Preservatives. Comments are due by December 3, 2017.

  
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September 20, 2017

U.S. FDA Confirms Effective Date of Food Additive Final Rule

Food Additive News 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.

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September 18, 2017

India Publishes Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News September 18, 2017

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On September 18, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the Food Safety and Standards (Approval of Non-Specified Food and Food Ingredients) Regulations, 2017. This regulation includes information on the procedure for the granting of approval of new food additives.

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September 15, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 15, 2017

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On September 14, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes. This update includes use permissions for mannanase from Aspergillus niger AE-HCM.

Canada'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.

September 8, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News September 8, 2017

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On September 8, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding Flavoring Group Evaluation 502 and Flavoring Group Evaluation 503.

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.

September 7, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 7, 2017

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On September 7, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code. The amendment includes permissions for the use of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase, pectin, carrageenan, and beta-galactosidase as processing aids. Changes take effect on September 7, 2017. 

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

September 6, 2017

Chile Amends Comment Deadline for Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 6, 2017

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On September 4, Chile’s Ministry of Health notified the WTO to amend the comment deadline on a proposal to modify articles 493, 494, 495, 498, 499, 501, 502, 503, 504 and 505 of its food additive regulations regarding infant formula proposed in July 2017. The new comment deadline is September 26, 2017. 

 
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September 6, 2017

Rwanda Notifies WTO of Proposed Food Specification Standards

Food Additive News September 6, 2017

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On September 6, the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) notified the WTO of the following proposed food specification standards that include additive information:


Comments are due by November 5, 2017. 

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September 6, 2017

USDA Publishes Codex Update

Food Additive News 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.

September 5, 2017

Vietnam Publishes Draft Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News September 5, 2017

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On August 30, Vietnam's Ministry of Health published a draft food additive regulation. Comments are due by September 20, 2017.

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September 1, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 1, 2017

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On August 30, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Sweeteners. This update includes updated additive definitions for steviol glycosides. 

  
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.

August 30, 2017

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 30, 2017

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On August 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a food additive proposal (in Korean). Comments are due by October 30, 2017.

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August 29, 2017

Malaysia Publishes Draft Food Amendment

Food Additive News August 29, 2017

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On August 29, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due September 23, 2017. 

 
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August 29, 2017

GCC Publishes Proposed Food Standard

Food Additive News August 29, 2017

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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council published a proposed standard for chocolate (in Arabic). The comment deadline is October 28, 2017. 

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

August 25, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News August 25, 2017

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On August 24, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding Flavoring Group Evaluation 500. 

  
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.

August 25, 2017

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News August 25, 2017

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On August 14, Israel’s Ministry of Health published the following 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 BCI for more information on subscribing.

August 23, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 23, 2017

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On August 23, Health Canada published a food additive proposal concerning modifications to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents. Comments are due by November 5, 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. 

August 22, 2017

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

Food Additive News 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. 

  
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August 22, 2017

U.S. Publishes Correction to Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News 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. 

 
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August 21, 2017

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 21, 2017

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On August 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides as an intense sweetener in various foods. 

 
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.

August 21, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 21, 2017

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On August 18, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes. This update includes use permissions for lipase from Candida cylindracea AE-LAYH. 

  
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.

August 21, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Application

Food Additive News August 21, 2017

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On August 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for application A1127 regarding processing aids in wine. FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of the approval. 

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

August 21, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Call for Submissions

Food Additive News August 21, 2017

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On August 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding urgent proposal P1046 regarding L-amino acid acetate in food for special medical purposes. Comments are due by August 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.

August 18, 2017

Brazil Notifies WTO of Draft Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News August 18, 2017

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On August 18, Brazil notified the WTO of a draft food specification standard which contains food additive provisions. Comments are due by September 9, 2017.

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

August 18, 2017

EFSA Announces Workshop and Open Plenary

Food Additive News August 18, 2017

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On August 14, EFSA announced a workshop on the status of the EU re-evaluation program of food additives in Parma, Italy November 23-24. 

 
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August 18, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News August 18, 2017

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On August 18, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following scientific opinions regarding the safety assessments of food enzymes:
 

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

August 17, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News August 17, 2017

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Recently, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Spain. 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.

August 16, 2017

Uruguay Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposals

Food Additive News August 16, 2017

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On August 11, Uruguay’s Ministry of Public Health notified the WTO of the following proposed amendments affecting food additives:

Comments on both notifications are due by October 10, 2017.

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.

August 16, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 16, 2017

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On August 15, Health Canada published a food additive proposal concerning modifications to the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents. Comments are due by October 28, 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. 

August 15, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 15, 2017

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On August 14, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents. This update includes use permissions for polysorbate 60.

 
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.

August 15, 2017

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News August 15, 2017

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Recently, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Portugal. 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.

August 14, 2017

India Operationalizes Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News August 14, 2017

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On August 2, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India operationalized a food specification standards for certain milk and milk products. These specifications contain food additive information.

The International Food Additive Database will be updated by August 18 to reflect relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 14, 2017

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 14, 2017

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On August 3, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment to its food additive regulations. This amendment concerns the use of additives in certain alcohol products.

The International Food Additive Database will be updated by August 18 to reflect this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 11, 2017

2017 Codex General Standard for Food Additives Published

Food Additive News August 11, 2017

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The 2017 version of Codex Standard 192-1995, General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA), has been published, incorporating revisions adopted at this year’s Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) meeting. 

  
The updated Codex food additive regulations are in the process of being analyzed and entered into the International Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 11, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Statement

Food Additive News August 11, 2017

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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a statement on the exposure assessment of annatto coloring principles bixin and norbixin (E 160b) as food additives. 

 
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August 9, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 9, 2017

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On August 1, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to the following appendices of its food additive regulations (in Spanish):
 

Amendments are effective as of August 1, 2017. 

The International Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico’s food additive regulation in English, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 8, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 8, 2017

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On August 4, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Colouring Agents. This update includes use permissions for lycopene extract from tomato. 
 

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.

August 7, 2017

The Philippines Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposals

Food Additive News August 7, 2017

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On August 7, the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO of the following proposals related to food additives:
 

The comment deadline for both proposals is October 6, 2017. 

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

August 7, 2017

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 7, 2017

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On August 1, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments will be due sixty days from the notification of the proposal to the WTO.

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

August 3, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 3, 2017

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On August 1, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Sweeteners. This update modifies the use permissions for steviol glycosides.

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.

August 3, 2017

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 3, 2017

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On August 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of steviol glycosides in fruit drinks.

 
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.

August 1, 2017

Report of the 40th Session of the CAC Published

Food Additive News August 1, 2017

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The 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was held from July 17 to 22, 2017. Codex, which is run jointly by the WHO and FAO, sets various guidelines to promote international food safety. Standards adopted by the CAC that contain updated food additive provisions are detailed in the 40th CAC Session Report. These food additive revisions were recommended by the Codex Committee on Food Additives in March.

The International Food Additive Database will be updated by August 15 to reflect these revisions. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 1, 2017

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 1, 2017

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On July 25, 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.

August 1, 2017

EU Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 1, 2017

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On July 29, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1399, an amendment to its food additive regulations concerning the approval of potassium polyaspartate. This amendment enters into effect August 18, 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.

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.

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