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September 20, 2021
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On September 13, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published an amendment to its food additive regulations. It is effective from October 1, 2021.

Singapore'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 for more information.

September 9, 2021
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On September 6, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 64) to their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food, and novel food. 

The BCGlobal 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 for more information.

August 26, 2021
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On August 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 19, 2021
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On August 18, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment (in Chinese) to its Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives after the recent revocation of the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. The amendment was notified to the WTO and is effective from August 18, 2021. 

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

August 11, 2021
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On August 10, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (methylparaben), propyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (propylparaben), and their sodium salts (sodium salt of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoic acid and sodium salt of propyl-p-hydroxybenzoic acid). The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Preservatives.

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 30, 2021
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On July 26, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 19) to their food additive regulations.

The BCGlobal 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 for more information.

July 29, 2021
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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for potassium sorbate, lycopene, and starch sodium octenyl succinate. The amendments for potassium sorbate and lycopene are effective from August 18, 2021. The amendment for starch sodium octenyl succinate are effective from September 7, 2021. 
 
The BCGlobal 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.

July 28, 2021
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On July 27, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of dimethyl dicarbonate. This amendment amends the List of Permitted Preservatives.

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 26, 2021
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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) published GSO 2500:2021 Additives Permitted For Use In Food Stuffs and GSO 995:2021 Sweeteners Permitted In Food.

The GCC's food additive regulations are included, in English, in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database and are in the process of being updated to reflect the new regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 26, 2021
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On July 26, China's National Health Commission published new enzyme use levels. The announcement notifying the changes is available in Chinese.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes China's food additive regulations in English, has already been updated to reflect these changes, though enzymes are typically excluded from the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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