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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.

January 10, 2022
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Kenya, Italy, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Bermuda, Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, Lithuania, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Pakistan, Israel, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Czechia, Argentina, Austria, and India

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, Bermuda, Ecuador, Peru, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Mexico, Indonesia, Argentina, the Eurasian Economic Union, and India.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Kenya, the European Union, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Pakistan, Israel, Argentina, the Eurasian Economic Union, Czechia, and India. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Kenya, the European Union, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Argentina, the Eurasian Economic Union, Czechia, and India.

November 15, 2021
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Recently, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority opened a public consultation on a draft MRL standard (links in Arabic). 

Proposed MRLs from the draft standard are currently available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database.

February 2, 2021
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Brazil, and Singapore.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Mexico, Singapore, Brazil, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Brazil, and Singapore. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Singapore.

July 15, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the Gulf Cooperation Council's regulations. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia.

April 10, 2019
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On April 10, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia.


The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, and the Gulf Cooperation Council’s regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.
 

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Malaysia, Peru, Ecuador, and Saudi Arabia.

December 22, 2017
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On December 21, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the following countries:
 

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

The Global MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Kenya.

February 21, 2017
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Saudi Arabia and Argentina. These reports contain information on food additive regulations.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 800 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

April 6, 2016
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BCI is pleased to announce that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) food additive regulations have been added to the Food Additive Database and are available to subscribers.

GCC member nations are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

The GCC recently adopted two new regulations:  Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs (GSO 2500/2015) and Sweeteners Permitted in Food (GSO 995/2015). Superseding several previous regulations, these documents more closely align the GCC with Codex food additive standards. The GSO electronic publication of these standards is available for purchase from the GSO Standards Catalogue.

BCI's Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 800 additives in more than 65 countries worldwide.  Please contact us for more information on subscribing.

March 16, 2016
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The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) posted the Gulf Cooperation Council's GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) draft on Maximum Limits of Pesticide Residues in agricultural and Food Products (GSO 382,383 / 2015).

This consolidated draft amendment is proposed to replace the GCC's currently established MRL standard (GS 382,383 / 1994). The proposed MRLs and GCC's established MRLs currently display in the Global MRL Database.

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