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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.

June 10, 2021
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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) published a draft technical regulation that applies to sweeteners. Comments are due by July 29, 2021. 

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.

January 9, 2020
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On January 9, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO (SPS and TBT Committees) of a draft technical regulation that applies to sweeteners. Comments are due by March 9, 2020. 

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.

January 8, 2019
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On January 7, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO of a draft technical regulation that applies to additives permitted for use in foodstuffs. Comments are due by March 8, 2019. 

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

November 28, 2017
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On November 14, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council standard for smoked fish, smoke-flavored fish, and smoke-dried fish. The comment deadline is January 13, 2018.  

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

October 3, 2017
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On October 3, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published a draft regulation for “Additives Permitted for Use in Food Stuffs.” Comments are due by December 27, 2017.

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

August 29, 2017
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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council published a proposed standard for chocolate (in Arabic). The comment deadline is October 28, 2017. 

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

January 10, 2017
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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council published proposed standards for danbo cheese and dried salted fish of the family Gadidae. These proposals include information on the use of food additives. The comment deadlines are March 9, 2017 and May 4, 2017 respectively.

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

December 2, 2016
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On December 2, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO of a draft regulation regarding the use of flavorings in food. Comments are due by January 30, 2017.

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

October 25, 2016
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On October 25, the Gulf Cooperation Council published a proposed standard for canned fruit. The proposal includes information on the use of food additives. Comments are due by December 18, 2016.

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

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