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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. 
 

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. 

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. 
  

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

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.
 

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 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. 

 
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.

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.

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

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
  

Hong Kong’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 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. 

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

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. 

 
Brazil’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 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. 
 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide (including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru). Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

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. 
  

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

December 6, 2018

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

Food Additive News December 6, 2018

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On December 6, the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 48. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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December 5, 2018

Argentina Updates Standard for Infant Foods

Food Additive News December 5, 2018

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On November 21, Argentina’s Directorate of Domestic Trade Policies and Competition published an amendment to the standard for infant foods. The standard includes food additive information. It is effective as of November 22, 2018. There is a grace period for compliance until November 22, 2019. 

 

Argentina’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the Food Additive Database. The database will be updated upon the compliance date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 4, 2018

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News December 4, 2018

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On December 4, Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by May 28, 2019.

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

December 3, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Australia

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 3, 2018

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On November 30, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Australia.

Australia'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 Australia.

November 29, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 29, 2018

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On November 29, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code concerning food additives. 

 
The Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 27, 2018

India Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 27, 2018

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On November 20, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version) to the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, which includes food additive provisions.

The Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 27, 2018

Malaysia Notifies WTO of Draft Food Amendment

Food Additive News November 27, 2018

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On November 27, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health notified the WTO (notifications 80, 81, 82, and 83) of the draft amendment to their Food Regulations 1985 originally published in August 2018 and updated in September 2018. Comments are due by January 26, 2019.

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

November 26, 2018

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News November 26, 2018

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Recently, Japan's National Tax Agency published an updated version (in Japanese) of its list of food additives 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 these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

November 26, 2018

FSANZ Announces Enzyme Call for Submissions

Food Additive News November 26, 2018

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On November 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a call for submissions regarding an application for lactase from Bacillus subtilis. Comments are due by January 17, 2018. 

 
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.

November 26, 2018

UK Opens Consultation on England Food Additives Regulations

Food Additive News November 26, 2018

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On November 22, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency opened a public consultation on the success of consolidating various regulations into The Food Additives, Flavourings, Enzymes and Extraction Solvents (England) Regulations 2013. The consultation ends December 20, 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.


November 26, 2018

UK Opens Consultation on Northern Ireland Amendments Regarding the EU Exit

Food Additive News November 26, 2018

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On November 22, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency opened a public consultation on the proposed amendments to Northern Ireland domestic legislation to ensure it will continue to operate once the UK has left the EU. The consultation ends December 20, 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.

November 26, 2018

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 26, 2018

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On November 23, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare notified the WTO of a draft amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by January 22, 2019.

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

November 21, 2018

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News November 21, 2018

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On November 21, Health Canada published NOM-ADM-0126, 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. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.  

November 21, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Germany

Food Additive News, Global MRL News November 21, 2018

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On November 21, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Germany.

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 Germany.

November 19, 2018

India Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 19, 2018

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On November 12, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India amended its food additive regulations (English language version of the amendment follows the Hindi language version). The amendment is effective from November 12, 2018.

The Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 19, 2018

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Hungary

Food Additive News, Global MRL News November 19, 2018

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On November 19, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Hungary.

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 Hungary.

November 16, 2018

UK Opens Consultation on Northern Ireland Food Regulations

Food Additive News November 16, 2018

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On November 15, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency opened a public consultation on miscellaneous amendments to Northern Ireland food regulations, which include some relevant to food additives. The consultation ends December 13, 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.

November 16, 2018

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 16, 2018

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On November 15, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex I of its food additive regulation (in Spanish). The amendment enters into effect on May 15, 2020. 

The Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, will be updated to reflect these changes upon the effective date. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 14, 2018

EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News November 14, 2018

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On November 14, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion regarding the safety evaluation of the following enzymes:

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.

November 13, 2018

FSANZ Publishes Approval Reports for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News November 13, 2018

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On November 13, 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.

November 13, 2018

FSANZ Announce Enzyme Calls for Submissions

Food Additive News November 13, 2018

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On November 13, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced calls for submissions regarding the following applications: 
Comments are due by December 18, 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.

November 12, 2018

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 12, 2018

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On November 8, 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.

November 12, 2018

United States Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 12, 2018

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On November 13, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petition regarding the use of an aqueous extract of butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea).

The United States 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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