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March 8, 2021
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Recently, the European Union made available proposals to amend its food additive regulations related to the use of polyols in certain energy-reduced confectionery products and steviol glycosides and rebaudioside M produced via enzyme modification of steviol glycosides from Stevia

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

February 9, 2021
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On February 9, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an approval reports for Application A1191 on mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids and an administrative assessment report for Application A1222 on steviol glycosides from Yarrowia lipolytica.

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

February 5, 2021
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On February 1, Paraguay notified the WTO of a proposed Mercosur amendment to the technical regulations on food additives. Comments on the Paraguayan consultation are due by April 2, 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.

December 15, 2020
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On December 15, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1186 on soy leghemoglobin and Application A1180 on natural glycolipids as a preservative.

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

December 9, 2020
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On November 23, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) opened a public consultation on a draft revision to its food additive regulations. The revision was originally notified to the WTO in September 2020. Comments are due by February 1, 2021. 

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

December 7, 2020
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On December 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the call for submissions for Application A1206 on subtilisin from GM Bacillus licheniformis as a processing aid (enzyme). Comments are due by January 27, 2021. 

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.

December 4, 2020
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO draft food additive amendments for dipotassium DL-tartrate, copolymer of vinylimidazole/vinylpyrrolidone, chitin-glucan, ammonium hydrogen sulfite water. These amendments were originally proposed in November 2020

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.

November 9, 2020
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On November 9, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of a draft amendment concerning food additives, originally published in October 2020. International comments are due by January 8, 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 27, 2020
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On October 27, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the call for submissions for Application A1204 on beta-amylase from soybean (Glycine max) as a processing aid (enzyme). Comments are due by December 8, 2020. 

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.

October 26, 2020
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On October 21, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1211 on maltogenic alpha amylase enzyme from GM Bacillus licheniformis.

Australia and New Zealand's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, through enzymes are not typically included in the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

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