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July 23, 2021
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On July 22, Health Canada published amendments regarding steviol glycosides and the use of additives in plant protein isolate products. These amendments amend the List of Permitted Sweetenersthe List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening Agent, the List of Permitted Preservatives, and the List of Permitted Food Enzymes

The BCGlobal 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 22, 2021
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On July 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding food additives and enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 19, 2021
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On July 19, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1175 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from August 8, 2021.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 15, 2021
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On July 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1156 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from August 3, 2021.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 8, 2021
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On July 8, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1227, Application A1228, and Application A1229 on food enzymes. 

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal 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.

July 8, 2021
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On July 8, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives after the recent revocation of the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. Comments are due by July 15, 2021. The proposal was notified to the WTO

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

July 1, 2021
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On July 1, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Korea'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.

July 1, 2021
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On June 24, Peru's General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (DIGESA) published a proposed amendment to Peru's food regulations regarding food additives. Comments are due by September 22, 2021.

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

June 30, 2021
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On June 30, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment revoking a variety of hygiene standards, including the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. The revocation is effective from July 1, 2021.

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

June 28, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Russian Federation, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, BangladeshNorway, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Canada, the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia), the Central American Customs Union (Costa Rica and Nicaragua) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey.

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