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October 11, 2018

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 11, 2018

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On October 10, Health Canada published a proposal concerning modifications to the List of Permitted Enzymes. Comments are due by December 23, 2018. 

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

October 10, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News October 10, 2018

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On October 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of thermally oxidised soya bean oil interacted with mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E 479b) 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.

October 9, 2018

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 9, 2018

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On October 9, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1497, amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from October 29, 2018.

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

October 9, 2018

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Call for Submissions

Food Additive News October 9, 2018

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On October 9, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a call for submissions regarding steviol glycosides. Comments are due by November 6, 2018. 

 
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.

October 9, 2018

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 9, 2018

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On October 9, Health Canada notified the WTO a food additive proposal concerning the modifications to the List of Permitted Colouring Agents. Comments are due by December 17, 2018. 

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

October 8, 2018

Thailand Publishes Proposal on Enzymes for Use in Food Production

Food Additive News October 8, 2018

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Recently, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health published a proposal on enzymes for use in food production (in Thai). Comments are due by November 16, 2018. 

 
Thailand’s food additive regulations, in English, are included in the Food Additive Database, although enzymes typically fall beyond the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

October 5, 2018

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 5, 2018

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On October 5, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1481, amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from October 25, 2018.

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

October 3, 2018

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 3, 2018

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On October 3, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1472, amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from October 23, 2019.

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

October 1, 2018

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 1, 2018

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On October 1, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1461, amending its food additive regulations. The amendment is effective from October 21, 2018.

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

September 28, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 28, 2018

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On September 28, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal, in Korean, to amend the Korean Food Additives Code. Comments are due by November 27, 2018.

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

September 28, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 28, 2018

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On September 28, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code. The amendment is now in force.

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

September 28, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 28, 2018

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On September 21, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex III 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. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

September 21, 2018

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 21, 2018

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On September 10, the Thai Ministry of Health published an amendment (in Thai) to its food additive regulations. 

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

September 20, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Proposal Approval Reports

Food Additive News September 20, 2018

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On September 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for the following food additive proposals:

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

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.

September 13, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News September 13, 2018

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On September 13, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for rebaudioside MD as steviol glycosides 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.

September 13, 2018

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Call for Submissions

Food Additive News September 13, 2018

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On September 13, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a call for submissions regarding potassium polyaspartate. Comments are due by October 25, 2018.

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.

September 11, 2018

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 11, 2018

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On September 11, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by November 10, 2018.

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

September 10, 2018

The Philippines Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 10, 2018

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Recently, the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration published a proposal to adopt various Codex standards, including the General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA).  

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

September 10, 2018

Singapore Publishes Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 10, 2018

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Recently, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore published a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by November 5, 2018.

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

September 7, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 7, 2018

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On September 6, Health Canada published amendments (NOM-ADM-0123 and NOM-ADM-0124) to its List of Permitted Enzymes and List of Permitted Colouring 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. 

September 7, 2018

UK Opens Consultation on Approach to Retained EU Law for Food Safety

Food Additive News September 7, 2018

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On September 4, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards opened a public consultation on the proposed approach to retained EU law for food and feed safety and hygiene during the EU exit. The consultation ends October 14, 2018. 

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

September 6, 2018

USDA Publishes Morocco Food Additives Translation

Food Additive News September 6, 2018

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On September 6, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a translation of Morocco’s 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 BCI for more information on subscribing.

September 4, 2018

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News September 4, 2018

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On September 4, China's Health and Family Planning Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

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

September 4, 2018

Malaysia Publishes Updated Draft Food Amendment

Food Additive News September 4, 2018

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On September 3, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published an updated draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. This draft was originally published in August 2018. Comments on the new revision are due by September 30, 2018. 

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

September 4, 2018

India Publishes Advisory on Nutraceutical Regulations

Food Additive News September 4, 2018

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On August 24, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an advisory on the implementation of the regulation Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016

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

August 31, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 31, 2018

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On August 31, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a food additive proposal (in Korean). Comments are due by October 30, 2018.

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

August 30, 2018

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 30, 2018

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On August 21, Israel’s Ministry of Health published a food additive amendment on butylated hydroxyanisole (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 29, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 29, 2018

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On August 27, Health Canada published an amendment to several of its Lists of Permitted Food Additives. The modifications noted in the amendment will be made over a period of several weeks starting on August 27, 2018.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, will be updated as the amendment modifications are made to the relevant Lists of Permitted Food Additives. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 27, 2018

Japan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 27, 2018

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On August 27, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminum potassium sulfate. The MHLW first published this proposal in April 2018.

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

August 24, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News August 24, 2018

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On August 24, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for alpha-glucosidase from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid.

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

August 23, 2018

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News August 23, 2018

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On July 21, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a new food additive regulation. The amendment is available in Portuguese.

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

August 23, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive and Processing Aid Amendment

Food Additive News August 23, 2018

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On August 23, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning food additives and processing aids.
 

The Food Additive Database, which includes FSANZ's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect these changes. Processing aids typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 22, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 22, 2018

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On August 20, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex I 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. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 20, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Enzyme Application

Food Additive News August 20, 2018

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On August 14, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report regarding an application for thermolysin (protease) as a processing aid. 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 Food Additive Database, although enzymes are typically beyond the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 17, 2018

El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala Notify WTO of Food Additives Proposal

Food Additive News August 17, 2018

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On August 15, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala notified the WTO of a proposed update to Central American Customs Union regulation RTCA 67.04.54:10. Comments are due by October 14, 2018.  

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

August 16, 2018

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama Notify WTO of Food Additives Proposal

Food Additive News August 16, 2018

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On August 14, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama notified the WTO of a proposed update to Central American Customs Union regulation RTCA 67.04.54:10. Comments are due by October 13, 2018. 

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

August 16, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News August 16, 2018

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On August 16, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Spain.

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

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

August 8, 2018

United States Publishes Codex Update

Food Additive News August 8, 2018

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On August 8, the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service published an update on recent Codex Alimentarius activities, including the 2018 meetings of the Codex Commission for Food Additives and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Food additive provisions contained in Codex's General Standard for Food Additives are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 8, 2018

India Publishes Food Additive Direction

Food Additive News August 8, 2018

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Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a direction regarding food additives.

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

August 6, 2018

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News August 6, 2018

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On July 25, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health published a new food additive regulation. This regulation was notified to the WTO in March 2018.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Thailand's food additive regulations, will be updated following analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 6, 2018

Malaysia Publishes Draft Food Amendment

Food Additive News August 6, 2018

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On August 6, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by September 6, 2018. 

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

August 2, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News August 2, 2018

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On August 2, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding of calcium silicate, magnesium silicate, magnesium trisilicate, and talc and rosemary extract

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

August 2, 2018

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News August 2, 2018

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On July 27, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a new food additive regulation. The amendment is available in Portuguese.

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

July 31, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News July 31, 2018

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On July 31, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for glucoamylase from genetically modified Aspergillus niger as a processing aid (enzyme). 

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

July 30, 2018

Japan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 30, 2018

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On July 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning sodium selenite and biotin.

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

July 27, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News July 27, 2018

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On July 27, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding the re-evaluation of propane-1,2-diol alginate and aluminum sulphates and sodium aluminum sulphates

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

July 26, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinon

Food Additive News July 26, 2018

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On July 26, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of glycerol esters of wood rosin (E 445) 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.

July 25, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News July 25, 2018

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On July 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of sodium ferrocyanide (E 535), potassium ferrocyanide (E 536), and calcium ferrocyanide (E 538) as food additives.

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

July 25, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 25, 2018

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On July 17, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex I 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. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 23, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Calls for Submissions

Food Additive News July 23, 2018

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On July 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced calls for submissions regarding monk fruit extract, enzymatic production of Rebaudioside M, and rosemary extract. Comments are due by August 31, 2018. 

 
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.

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