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November 17, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News November 17, 2017

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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published three scientific opinions regarding the following:
 

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.

November 17, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News November 17, 2017

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On November 10, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the following scientific opinions regarding 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.

November 13, 2017

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 13, 2017

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On November 8, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 13, 2017.

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

November 10, 2017

EFSA Publishes Flavoring Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News November 10, 2017

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On November 9, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding flavoring group evaluation 73. 

  
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.

November 9, 2017

U.S. FDA Notifies of Food Additive Petition

Food Additive News November 9, 2017

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On November 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a notification of a petition to expand the use permissions for iron oxide.

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.

November 7, 2017

U.S. FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 7, 2017

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On November 7, the U.S. FDA published an amendment to its food additive regulations concerning calcium carbonate. The amendment is effective from December 8, 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 for more information.

November 2, 2017

China Approves New Food Additive Use

Food Additive News November 2, 2017

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On October 30, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission approved a new food additive use. The announcement notifying this change is available in Chinese.

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

November 2, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Approval Reports for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News November 2, 2017

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On November 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for applications A1130 and A1131 regarding different processing aids. 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.

November 1, 2017

Canada Extends Comment Deadline for Food Additive Proposals

Food Additive News November 1, 2017

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On November 1, Health Canada announced the extension of the consultation period for two food additive proposals (NOP/ADP-0026 and NOP/ADP-0027, originally published August 15 and August 23 respectively). The new comment deadline is December 3, 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.

November 1, 2017

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 1, 2017

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On October 26, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Colouring Agents. This update concerns identifying synthetic colors.

  
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.

November 1, 2017

South Africa Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 1, 2017

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On October 20, South Africa's Department of Health published an amendment to it regulations for preservatives and antioxidants.

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

November 1, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 1, 2017

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On October 18, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex VII: Sweeteners (in Spanish) of its food additive regulations. 
 

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

October 30, 2017

India Publishes Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News October 30, 2017

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On October 13, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a food specification standard concerning milk and milk products. A version of this standard was operationalized in August 2017.

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

October 27, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News October 27, 2017

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On October 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the evaluation of pullulanase from Pullulanibacillus naganoensis strain AE-PL.

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

October 25, 2017

FSANZ Publishes Processing Aid Amendment

Food Additive News October 25, 2017

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On October 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning processing aids for use in wine.

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

October 25, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 25, 2017

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

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

October 23, 2017

India Publishes Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News October 23, 2017

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On October 13, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a food specification standard concerning virgin coconut oil. This standard contains additive information and is in both Hindi and English.

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

October 23, 2017

India Publishes Proposed Food Specification Standard

Food Additive News October 23, 2017

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On October 13, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a proposed food specification standard regarding complementary foods for older infants and young children, which contains food additive provisions. The proposal is in both Hindi and English. Comments are due by November 17, 2017.

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

October 20, 2017

EFSA Publishes Statement on the Safety Assessment of Food Additives

Food Additive News October 20, 2017

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On October 17, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a statement on the approach followed for the refined exposure assessment as part of the safety assessment of food additives under re-evaluation.

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

October 19, 2017

Brazil Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 19, 2017

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On October 19, Brazil notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning powdered milk. Comments are due by October 27, 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.

October 18, 2017

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 18, 2017

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On September 29, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex II of its food additive regulations, “Additives with various functional classes that may be used in accordance with GMP.” The amendment is available in Spanish and its effective from September 29, 2017. 

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

October 13, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 13, 2017

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On October 12, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses. This update modifies the use permissions for ethylene oxide.

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.

October 11, 2017

U.S. TTB Reopens Comment Period for Wine Treatment Proposal

Food Additive News October 11, 2017

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On October 11, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) re-opened the comment period for proposed amendments to the regulations on wine treating materials, which were originally published in November 2016. The re-opened comment period closes on January 9, 2017.

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.

October 6, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 6, 2017

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On October 6, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses. This update includes use permissions for copper sulphate.

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.

October 6, 2017

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News October 6, 2017

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On October 5, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the reevaluation of modified starches. 

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

October 5, 2017

Thailand Added to the Food Additive Database

Food Additive News October 5, 2017

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BCI is pleased to announced that Thailand's food additive regulations have been added to the Food Additive Database and are now available to subscribers.

This update includes the maximum use levels, in English, which are contained in Thailand's consolidated food additive regulation, Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) No. 381 regarding Food Additives (No. 4).

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.

October 5, 2017

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

Food Additive News October 5, 2017

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On October 5, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 43. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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

October 5, 2017

FSANZ Withdraws Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 5, 2017

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On October 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) withdrew an application concerning the use of glucosylated steviol glycosides originally proposed in August 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.

October 5, 2017

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 5, 2017

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On October 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of beta-galactosidase from Papiliotrema terrestris as a processing aid (enzyme). 

 
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.

October 4, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 4, 2017

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On October 4, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes and List of Permitted pH Adjusting Agents, Acid-Reacting Materials and Water Correcting Agents
  

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.

October 4, 2017

EU Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 4, 2017

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On October 4, the European Commission notified the WTO of a proposal regarding the use of sweeteners in fine bakery wares originally proposed in May 2017. Comments are due by December 2, 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.

October 3, 2017

GCC Publishes Draft Food Additives Regulation

Food Additive News October 3, 2017

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On October 3, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published a draft regulation for “Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs.” Comments are due by December 27, 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.

September 29, 2017

Costa Rica Notifies the WTO of Food Additive Prohibition

Food Additive News September 29, 2017

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On September 26, Costa Rica’s Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Trade in conjunction with the Technical Regulation Department notified the WTO of a prohibition of konjac gum published in 2003. The notification was published in accordance with the principle of transparency. 
 

The Central American Customs Union’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.

September 29, 2017

FSANZ Announces Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 29, 2017

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On September 29, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a food additive application concerning the use of endo beta(1,4) from a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reseei for use as a processing aid.

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.

September 26, 2017

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 26, 2017

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On September 26, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening Agents. This update includes use permissions for carob bean gum and xanthan gum.

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.

September 25, 2017

India Publishes Food Specification Standard Amendments

Food Additive News September 25, 2017

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Recently, India published a series of amendments to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulation, 2011 concerning specification standards for the following food types:

The amendments are in both Hindi and English.

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

September 25, 2017

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News September 25, 2017

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On September 21, 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.

September 22, 2017

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News September 22, 2017

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On September 12, Israel’s Ministry of Health published the following food additive amendments, available in Hebrew:
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.

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.

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.

  
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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. 

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 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.

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

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.

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