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October 25, 2021
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare opened a public consultation on a draft food additive amendment (link in Japanese). Comments are due by December 1, 2021.

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

October 22, 2021
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On October 22, 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.

October 20, 2021
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On October 20, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning food additives. Domestic comments are due by December 19, 2021.

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.

October 18, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the European Union, Ethiopia, and Angola.

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union. The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Angola.

October 18, 2021
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On October 13, the European Union notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations regarding titanium dioxide . Comments are due by December 12, 2021.

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

October 11, 2021
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Recently, Nigeria's National Agency of Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) published its Food Additives Regulations 2021

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 1, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for South Africa, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Jamaica, and Colombia.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including South Africa, Chile, and the Central American Customs Union (includes Guatemala and Honduras).

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for South Africa, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, and Colombia. The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database also displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Jamaica. 

September 27, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Japan.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Japan.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan.

September 24, 2021
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On September 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning infant foods, including food additive permissions, in the Gazette of India. Comments are due to FSSAI by November 23, 2021.

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.

September 22, 2021
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The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) has published the full report of its 52nd Session, which was held virtually from September 1-10, 2021. The report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when they are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held November 8-18, 2021. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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