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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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