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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. 

 
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July 23, 2018

Report of the 41st Session of the CAC Published

Food Additive News July 23, 2018

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The 41st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was held from July 2 to 6, 2018. 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 report. These food additive revisions were recommended by the Codex Committee on Food Additives in April

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

July 20, 2018

2018 Codex General Standard for Food Additives Published

Food Additive News July 20, 2018

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The 2018 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 Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 19, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 19, 2018

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On July 18, Health Canada published an amendment to its list of List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening 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. 

July 18, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 18, 2018

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On July 18, Health Canada published an amendment to its list of List of Permitted Food Enzymes.

 
The Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

July 18, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 18, 2018

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On July 10, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex II and Annex VI 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. Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 17, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 17, 2018

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On July 17, 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.

July 16, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 16, 2018

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On July 12, 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.

July 12, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Macau

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 12, 2018

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On July 12, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Macau

 
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.

 
The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for 125 countries.

July 12, 2018

EFSA Publishes Enzyme Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News July 12, 2018

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On July 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the safety evaluation of alpha-amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM-AV). 

 
The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 10, 2018

Indonesia Publishes Regulation on Prohibited Materials in Processed Foods

Food Additive News July 10, 2018

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Recently, Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control published Regulation No. 7 2018 on raw materials prohibited in processed foods.

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

July 10, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 10, 2018

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On July 9, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening 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. 

July 9, 2018

EFSA Publishes Enzyme Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News July 9, 2018

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On July 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published scientific opinions regarding the safety evaluations of alpha-amylase from a genetically modified Bacillus licheniformis (strain NZYM-AN) and glucose oxidase from a genetically modified Aspergillus oryzae (strain NZYM-KP)

 
The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. Enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 5, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News July 5, 2018

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On July 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for lactase from a recombinant strain of Bacillus subtilis.

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 5, 2018

EFSA Publishes Reasoned Opinion on Titanium Dioxide

Food Additive News July 5, 2018

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On July 4, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding titanium dioxide (E 171).

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

July 2, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News July 2, 2018

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On July 2, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for lysophospholipase from Trichoderma reesei.

 
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.

June 29, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 29, 2018

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On June 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code. Portions of the amendment are now in force.

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

June 29, 2018

India Publishes Advisory on Nutraceutical Regulations

Food Additive News June 29, 2018

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On June 29, 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. 

 
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.

June 28, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News June 28, 2018

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On June 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for Pullulanase from a recombinant strain of Bacillus lichenoformis.
  

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.

June 27, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Call for Submissions

Food Additive News June 27, 2018

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On June 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a call for submissions regarding polysorbate 20. Comments are due by July 24, 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.

June 26, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News June 26, 2018

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On June 25, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Turkey.
  

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.

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

June 25, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News June 25, 2018

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On June 25, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of stannous chloride (E 512) 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.

June 22, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News June 22, 2018

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On June 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the refined exposure assessment of polyethylene glycol (E 1521) from its use 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.

June 20, 2018

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 20, 2018

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On June 20, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO that it has adopted an amendment to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The amendment is effective from July 1, 2019.

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

June 20, 2018

USDA FAS Publishes Report on French Titanium Dioxide Ban

Food Additive News June 20, 2018

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On June 19, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the USDA published a report on a planned French ban of titanium dioxide in food products. 

 
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.

June 20, 2018

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News June 20, 2018

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On June 20, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the re-evaluation of gellan gum. 

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

June 15, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 15, 2018

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On June 15, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a food additive proposal (in Korean). Comments are due by August 15, 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.

June 15, 2018

Turkey Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 15, 2018

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On June 12, Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock 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.

June 11, 2018

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 11, 2018

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On June 6, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health published an amendment (in Thai) to its food additive regulations.

The Food Additive Database will be updated shortly following translation and analysis of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 8, 2018

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments and Application Rejections

Food Additive News June 8, 2018

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On May 16, Israel’s Ministry of Health published the following food additive amendments available in Hebrew: 
Sulphur dioxide – sulphites
Sorbates
Propane-1,2 diol alginate
Polysorbates

 
Additionally, the Ministry of Health rejected the following applications:
Application 44254
Application 43991
Application 43586 and 43511
Application 44062 and 44066

 
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.

June 6, 2018

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News June 6, 2018

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On June 6, Health Canada published 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, although enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 6, 2018

Vietnam Notifies WTO of Draft Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News June 6, 2018

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On June 6, the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) notified the WTO of a draft food additive regulation. This regulation was published by the VFA in April 2018. Comments are due by August 5, 2018.

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

June 4, 2018

Macau Publishes Sweeteners Regulation

Food Additive News June 4, 2018

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On June 4, the Macau published a new regulation on the use of sweeteners. It is effective from June 5, 2018. 

 
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.

June 4, 2018

India Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 4, 2018

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On June 4, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a food additive proposal. Comments are due by August 3, 2018.

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

June 4, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 4, 2018

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On June 1, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Uses. 

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. 

May 31, 2018

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News May 31, 2018

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On May 25, Health Canada published 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, although enzymes typically do not fall within the scope of the database.  If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

May 30, 2018

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 30, 2018

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On May 25, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Preservatives.

 
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. 

May 30, 2018

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 30, 2018

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

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