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May 23, 2022
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On May 16, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO of a draft technical regulation that applies to food additives. Comments are due by July 15, 2022. 

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

May 13, 2022
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On May 11, China's National Health Commission published new food additive 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 been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 13, 2022
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Recently, Saudi Arabia's Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) published a circular (in Arabic) banning the use of titanium dioxide. The circular is effective from October 22, 2022. 
 
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.

May 10, 2022
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On May 10, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a direction regarding their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose and prebiotic and probiotic foods. 

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.

May 9, 2022
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On May 5, the U.S. FDA announced the withdrawal of a food additive petition that proposes to modify food additive regulations concerning mycoprotein. The withdrawal was notified to the WTO on May 9.

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

May 2, 2022
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On May 2, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2022. Comments are due by June 21, 2022.

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

April 25, 2022
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for China, the Philippines, and Venezuela.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, and includes China and the Philippines. 

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for China, the Philippines, and Venezuela. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for China and the Philippines.

April 20, 2022
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On April 19, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The proposal was also notified to the WTO. Comments are due by June 19, 2022.

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

April 20, 2022
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On April 13, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published notices 2022-171 and 2022-172 (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by June 12, 2022. Notice 2022-171 was notified to the WTO on April 20. Comments through the WTO are due by June 19, 2022. Notice 2022-172 was notified to the WTO on April 25. Comments through the WTO are due by June 24, 2022.

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

April 19, 2022
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On April 14, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of lipase. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes, though enzymes typically fall outside of the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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