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October 15, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 15, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for the European Union

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

October 15, 2020

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 15, 2020

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On October 13, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment to 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.

October 12, 2020

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News October 12, 2020

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On October 9, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Canada's food additive regulations, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 12, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 12, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Russia

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

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

October 8, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 8, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Japan and Honduras

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan and Honduras. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database also currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for  Japan and Honduras.

October 8, 2020

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 8, 2020

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On October 8, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1419 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from October 28, 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.

October 5, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 5, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Ethiopia and El Salvador

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 currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for El Salvador. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database also currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for El Salvador.

October 1, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 1, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Mozambique, Guatemala, and South Africa.

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 and South Africa. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Mozambique, Guatemala, and South Africa. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Guatemala and South Africa.

September 30, 2020

Gulf Cooperation Council Publishes Proposed Amendment to Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 30, 2020

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On September 30, the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council notified the WTO (SPS Committee and TBT Committee) of a draft revision to their food additives regulations. Comments are due by November 29, 2020. 

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.

September 30, 2020

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 30, 2020

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On September 29, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration adopted an amendment (in Chinese) to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The amendment was notified to the WTO (G/SPS/N/TPKM/504/Add.1 and G/SPS/N/TPKM/487/Add.1) on October 5. The amendment is effective January 1, 2023.

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.

September 25, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News September 25, 2020

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On September 25, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1210 on Maltogenic alpha amylase enzyme from GM Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Australia and New Zealand'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 25, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Approval Reports

Food Additive News September 25, 2020

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On September 25, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the approval reports for Application A1194 on Glucoamylase from GM Trichoderma reesei and Application A1195 on Alpha-amylase from GM Trichoderma reesei as processing aids.

Australia and New Zealand'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 24, 2020

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News September 24, 2020

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On September 23, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Canada's food additive regulations, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 24, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Canada

Food Additive News, Global MRL News September 24, 2020

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On September 23, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Canada.

The BCGlobal Food Additives Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Canada. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

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

September 21, 2020

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 21, 2020

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On September 18, 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.

September 18, 2020

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 18, 2020

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On September 16, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment to 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.

September 15, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Chile

Food Additive News, Global MRL News September 15, 2020

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On September 10, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Chile.

The BCGlobal Food Additives Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Chile. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

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

September 15, 2020

Russia Opens Public Consultation on Food Additives Proposal

Food Additive News September 15, 2020

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Recently, Russia opened a public consultation on the EAEU's proposed amendments to TU CU 029/2012 Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavorings, and Technological Aids published in December 2018


The Eurasian Economic Union’s food additive regulations are included, in English, in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 15, 2020

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News September 15, 2020

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On August 27, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Enzymes. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Canada's food additive regulations, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 11, 2020

Indonesia Publishes Amendment to Enzymes and Processing Aids Regulation

Food Additive News September 11, 2020

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Recently, Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control published an amendment to its regulations regarding enzymes and processing aids. The regulation is effective August 19, 2020 with a 12 month grace period for registered products. 

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

September 10, 2020

USDA Amends Directive on Ingredients Permitted in Meat, Poultry and Eggs

Food Additive News September 10, 2020

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On September 8, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 53. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

The United States' regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 8, 2020

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 8, 2020

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On September 4, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Colouring 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.

September 3, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Call for Submissions

Food Additive News September 3, 2020

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On September 3, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the call for submissions for Application A1191 on mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (INS 471) as a glazing agent for fruits and vegetables. Comments are due by October 15, 2020. 

Australia and New Zealand'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 1, 2020

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 1, 2020

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On September 1, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Sweeteners

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.

August 31, 2020

Singapore Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 31, 2020

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On August 27, Singapore published an amendment to its food additive regulations. This amendment was first proposed in April 2020. It is effective from August 31, 2020.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Singapore's food additive regulations, will be updated upon analysis of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 24, 2020

Canada Notifies WTO of Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 24, 2020

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On August 19, Canada notified the WTO of an amendment to its List of Permitted Anticaking Agents originally published on August 7

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.

August 14, 2020

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News August 14, 2020

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On August 14, China's National Health Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying these changes is available in Chinese.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes China's food additive regulations, will be updated by August 17, following the translation and analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 14, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News August 14, 2020

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On August 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1207 on rebaudioside M as a steviol glycoside from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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

August 13, 2020

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 13, 2020

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On August 11, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration adopted an amendment (in Chinese) to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. This amendment was notified to the WTO on August 12. The amendment is effective July 1, 2022.

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.

August 11, 2020

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Reports

Food Additive News August 11, 2020

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Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of polyvinylpyrrolidone (E 1201) and polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (E 1202) as food additives. EFSA also published a technical report on the outcome of the public consultation on a draft protocol for assessing exposure to sweeteners. 

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.

August 10, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News August 10, 2020

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On August 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1206 on subtilisin from GM Bacillus licheniformis as a processing aid.

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

August 10, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Calls for Submissions

Food Additive News August 10, 2020

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On August 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published calls for submissions regarding 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.

August 7, 2020

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 7, 2020

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On August 7, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Anticaking 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.

August 3, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News August 3, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica

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 currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

July 27, 2020

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 27, 2020

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On July 27, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by September 25, 2020.

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

 

July 27, 2020

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 27, 2020

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On July 24, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by October 6, 2020. 

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

July 20, 2020

Japan Amends Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 20, 2020

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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an amendment (in Japanese) to its Standards of Use for food additives. 

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.

July 16, 2020

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 16, 2020

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for additives for alcoholic beverages (277471620 and 274625920); hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (E464)starch sodium octenyl succinate (E1450)carnauba wax (E903); and additive deletions for octyl gallate (E311), dodecyl gallate (E312), calcium aluminium (E556), aluminium silicate - kaolin (E559), and montan acid esters (E912). The amendments for E464, E1450, and E903 are effective from July 23, 2020. The amendments regarding additives in alcohol are effective from August 1, 2020. The amendments deleting additive permissions are effective July 1, 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.

July 15, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News 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.

July 10, 2020

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 10, 2020

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On July 10, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published an amendment, in Korean, to the Korean Food Additives Code.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Korea's food additive regulations in English, will be updated by July 13 to reflect all relevant changes following translation and analysis of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 10, 2020

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 10, 2020

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On July 10, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. International comments are due by September 8, 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.

July 7, 2020

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 7, 2020

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On July 1, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive amendment  (in Portuguese). The amendment is effective from July 1, 2020.

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

July 6, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 6, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Argentina and Colombia.

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

July 6, 2020

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News July 6, 2020

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Recently, Japan's National Tax Agency published an amendment (in Japanese) to its list of substances that can be used for preservation of alcoholic beverages.

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

July 1, 2020

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News 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

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News 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

Switzerland Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News 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

India Publishes Direction on Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News 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

South Africa Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News 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

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News 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.

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