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March 18, 2019

Japan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

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On March 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives.

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March 18, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 18, 2019

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

 
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March 15, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 15, 2019

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

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March 13, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 13, 2019

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

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March 11, 2019

Macau Publishes Preservative and Antioxidant Regulation

Food Additive News March 11, 2019

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

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March 11, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 11, 2019

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

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March 8, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News March 8, 2019

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

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March 7, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News March 7, 2019

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

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March 6, 2019

Japan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 6, 2019

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

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March 6, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 6, 2019

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

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March 6, 2019

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Food Additives

Food Additive News March 6, 2019

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

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March 5, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 5, 2019

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

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March 4, 2019

Malaysia Publishes Proposed Amendment to Food Regulations

Food Additive News March 4, 2019

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

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March 1, 2019

Turkey Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News March 1, 2019

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

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March 1, 2019

Canada Amends Food Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News March 1, 2019

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

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March 1, 2019

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on Food Additives

Food Additive News March 1, 2019

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

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March 1, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 1, 2019

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

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February 28, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News February 28, 2019

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

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February 27, 2019

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

Food Additive News February 27, 2019

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

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February 26, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News February 26, 2019

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

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February 26, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 26, 2019

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

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

February 25, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 25, 2019

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

 
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February 21, 2019

Israel Publishes Update to the List of Technological Functions for Food Additives

Food Additive News February 21, 2019

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published an update to the list of technological functions for food additives.

 
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February 14, 2019

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News February 14, 2019

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On February 13, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 3/2019, Resolución Conjunta 4/2019, Resolución Conjunta 5/2019, Resolución Conjunta 6/2019, and Resolución Conjunta 7/2019.  All updates are effective from February 14, 2019. 
 

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February 14, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 14, 2019

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On February 14, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Belgium-Luxembourg, and the EU-28

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

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Philippines, Russia, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union. 

February 12, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News February 12, 2019

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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex III and Annex VI of its food additive regulations. They are effective from January 29, 2019 and February 5, 2019 respectively. 
  

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February 6, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Croatia

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 6, 2019

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On February 6, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Croatia.
 

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

February 4, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Call for Submissions

Food Additive News February 4, 2019

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On February 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding Application A1159 on triacylglycerol lipase from Trichoderma reesei. 

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

February 4, 2019

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News February 4, 2019

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On February 4, Health Canada published a proposal concerning modifications to the List of Permitted Enzymes. Comments are due by April 20, 2019. 

 
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February 4, 2019

Singapore Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News February 4, 2019

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On January 31, Singapore published an amendment to its food additive regulations. This amendment was first proposed in September 2018. It is effective from February 1, 2019.

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January 30, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Hong Kong

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 30, 2019

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On January 30, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Hong Kong
  

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

January 30, 2019

Kazakhstan Notifies WTO of Proposed EAEU Food Additives Amendment

Food Additive News January 30, 2019

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On January 30, the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan notified the WTO of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) proposal to update TR CU 029/2012 Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavorings and Technological Aids. Comments are due by March 31, 2019. 
  

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

January 23, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News January 23, 2019

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

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

January 23, 2019

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News January 23, 2019

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On January 18, Japan's National Tax Agency published an amendment (in Japanese) to its list of substances that can be used for the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

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

January 11, 2019

Eurasian Economic Union Notifies WTO of Food Additives Proposal

Food Additive News January 11, 2019

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On January 10, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) notified the WTO of the new proposed update to TU CU 029/2012 Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavorings, and Technological Aids published in December 2018. Comments are due by March 10, 2019 (per the addendum). 

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

January 10, 2019

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News January 10, 2019

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On January 9, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code. The majority of the amendment is now in force, with certain sections coming into force on July 1, 2019.

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

January 8, 2019

GCC Notifies WTO of Draft Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News January 8, 2019

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On January 7, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO of a draft technical regulation that applies to additives permitted for use in foodstuffs. Comments are due by March 8, 2019. 

 
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January 7, 2019

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News January 7, 2019

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Recently, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive proposal concerning various aluminum containing additives. The proposal was notified to the WTO on January 4. Comments are due by January 19, 2019. 

 
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January 4, 2019

MERCOSUR Publishes Technical Regulation Excluding the Use of Certain Additives

Food Additive News January 4, 2019

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Recently, MERCOSUR published MERCOSUR/GMC/Res. No 28 excluding certain aluminum containing additives from various food categories. A grace period is included lasting until October 1, 2019. Member states must incorporate the resolution by March 5, 2019. 
 

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January 3, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News January 3, 2019

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On January 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced an administrative assessment report for xylanase from Trichoderma reesei as a processing aid (enzyme). 

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

December 27, 2018

Eurasian Economic Union Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News December 27, 2018

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On December 17, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) published a proposal to update TR CU 029/2012 Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavorings and Technological Aids. Comments are due by February 25, 2019. 

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

December 21, 2018

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News December 21, 2018

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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an updated version of the Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan's food additive regulations.

The 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.

December 20, 2018

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News December 20, 2018

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On December 14, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 16/2018. This update includes food additive information. It is effective from December 15, 2018. 

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

December 20, 2018

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 20, 2018

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On December 11, Israel’s Ministry of Health published a food additive amendment for sunset yellow, quinoline yellow, and Ponceau 4R. 

 
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.

December 18, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Application

Food Additive News December 18, 2018

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On December 18, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval report for Application 1161 on polyaspartate as a food additive. FSANZ notified the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulations of the approval. 
  

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December 18, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Greece

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 18, 2018

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On December 18, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Greece.

 
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 the Greece.

December 17, 2018

Singapore Publishes Response to Comments Received on Draft Amendment

Food Additive News December 17, 2018

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Recently, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore published a response to the comments received from the public consultation on the Draft Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

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December 13, 2018

United States Announces Filing of Food Additive Petition

Food Additive News December 13, 2018

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On December 13, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petition regarding the use of soy leghemoglobin.

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December 7, 2018

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News December 7, 2018

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Recently, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resoluciónes Conjuntas 9/2018, 18/2018, and 14/2018. These updates include food additive information. They are effective from November 22, 2018 for 9/2108 and 18/2018 and November 23, 2018 for 14/2018. 

 
Argentina’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the Food Additive Database. The database will be updated by December 14 to include these updates. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 7, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for the Czech Republic

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 7, 2018

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On December 7, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the Czech Republic

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 the Czech Republic.

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