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July 1, 2020
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On July 1, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. Comments are due by August 31, 2020. 

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

June 30, 2020
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On June 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of ascorbyl palmitate (E 304i) as a food additive. 

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.

June 24, 2020
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On June 23, Switzerland published a food additive amendment (in French). A provisional version of this amendment was published in May 2020. The amendment is effective from July 1, 2020.

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.

June 23, 2020
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On June 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising their food additive regulations.

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.

June 22, 2020
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On June 19, South Africa's Department of Health published an amendment (on page 24) to its regulations for preservatives and antioxidants.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes South Africa's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 22, 2020
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On June 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1184 regarding glucoamylase from GM Aspergillus niger  and Application A1185 regarding apha-amylase from GM Aspergillus niger as a processing aid.

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.

June 15, 2020
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On June 15, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

June 15, 2020
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On May 28, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Malaysia's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 12, 2020
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On June 12, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/771 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from July 2, 2020.

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

June 9, 2020
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On June 9, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Nicaragua.  

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including the Central American Customs Union. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

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

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