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January 21, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 21, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bulgaria, Brazil, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Serbia, and Germany.

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, Brazil, and Vietnam.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union, Brazil, and Vietnam. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Brazil, the European Union, and Vietnam.

January 20, 2022

Switzerland Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News January 20, 2022

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On January 20, Switzerland notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations regarding titanium dioxide. Comments are due by February 8, 2022. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 20, 2022

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Amendment

Food Additive News January 20, 2022

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On January 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding enzymes.

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

January 19, 2022

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News January 19, 2022

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On January 19, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of alpha-amylase (maltogenic). The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes, though enzymes typically fall outside of the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 18, 2022

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News January 18, 2022

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On January 18, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/63 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from February 7, 2022.

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.

January 17, 2022

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News January 17, 2022

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On January 7, Japan's National Tax Agency published an amendment (in Japanese) to the 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.

January 13, 2022

India Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News January 13, 2022

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On January 13, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives. International comments are due by March 14, 2022. 

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.

January 12, 2022

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News January 12, 2022

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On January 11, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of lipase. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes, though enzymes typically fall outside of the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

January 10, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News 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.

January 7, 2022

India Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News January 7, 2022

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On January 6, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning food additives. Domestic comments are due by March 7, 2022.

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.

December 30, 2021

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News December 30, 2021

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On December 29, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a proposed food additive amendment. The draft amendment is available in Portuguese. Comments are due by February 19, 2022.

Brazil'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.

December 23, 2021

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 23, 2021

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On December 22, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive amendment (in Portuguese). The amendment is effective from January 3, 2022.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Brazil's food additive regulations in English, wiil be updated to reflect all relevant changes upon the effective date. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 16, 2021

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News December 16, 2021

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for microcrystalline cellulose, rebaudioside M, beta-cyclodextrin, and ammonium hydroxide. The amendment for beta-cyclodextrin is effective from December 11, 2021. The amendments for microcrystalline cellulose and ammonium hydroxide are effective from December 16, 2021. The amendment for rebaudioside M is effective from February 16, 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.

December 15, 2021

Canada Publishes Proposal to Revise the Structure of the Lists of Permitted Additives

Food Additive News December 15, 2021

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On December 14, Health Canada published a proposal to revise the structure and titles of the Lists of Permitted Food Additives. Comments are due by February 2, 2022. 

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

December 9, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 9, 2021

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

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

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

December 6, 2021

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 6, 2021

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On December 6, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding food additives.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

December 6, 2021

Philippines Notifies WTO of Proposed Guidelines on the Use of Cylamates

Food Additive News December 6, 2021

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On December 6, the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines notified the WTO of a proposed administrative order that would repeal a ban on the use of cyclamic acid and its salts. Comments are due by December 9, 2021. 

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

December 2, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 2, 2021

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

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.

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

November 22, 2021

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 22, 2021

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On November 15, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 18) 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.

November 22, 2021

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 22, 2021

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On November 19, 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 to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

November 15, 2021

India Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 15, 2021

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On November 12, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives. FSSAI first published this draft amendment in October 2021. International comments are due by January 11, 2022. Domestic comments are due by December 19, 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.

November 8, 2021

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 8, 2021

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On November 8, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of modified vinegar. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Preservatives

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

November 3, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News November 3, 2021

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and El Salvador.

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and El Salvador. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Arab Emirates and El Salvador. 

October 26, 2021

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News October 26, 2021

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On October 25, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use maltogenic amylase. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Canada's food additive regulations, has been updated to reflect all relevant changes, though enzymes typically fall outside of the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

October 25, 2021

Japan Proposes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 25, 2021

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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare opened a public consultation on a draft food additive amendment (link in Japanese). Comments are due by December 1, 2021.

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.

October 22, 2021

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News October 22, 2021

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On October 22, China's National Health Commission published new food additive use levels. The announcement notifying the changes is available in Chinese.

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

October 20, 2021

India Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 20, 2021

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On October 20, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning food additives. Domestic comments are due by December 19, 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 18, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 18, 2021

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

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.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the European Union. The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Angola.

October 18, 2021

European Union Notifies WTO of Proposed Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 18, 2021

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On October 13, the European Union notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations regarding titanium dioxide . Comments are due by December 12, 2021.

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.

October 11, 2021

Nigeria Publishes New Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News October 11, 2021

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Recently, Nigeria's National Agency of Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) published its Food Additives Regulations 2021

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 1, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 1, 2021

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

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including South Africa, Chile, and the Central American Customs Union (includes Guatemala and Honduras).

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for South Africa, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, and Colombia. The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database also displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Jamaica. 

September 27, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News September 27, 2021

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

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

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

September 24, 2021

India Publishes Proposed Amendment to Infant Foods Regulation

Food Additive News September 24, 2021

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On September 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning infant foods, including food additive permissions, in the Gazette of India. Comments are due to FSSAI by November 23, 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.

September 22, 2021

Codex Publishes Report from CCFA52

Food Additive News September 22, 2021

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The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) has published the full report of its 52nd Session, which was held virtually from September 1-10, 2021. The report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when they are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held November 8-18, 2021. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 20, 2021

Singapore Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 20, 2021

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On September 13, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published an amendment to its food additive regulations. It is effective from October 1, 2021.

Singapore'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 for more information.

September 15, 2021

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 15, 2021

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On September 15, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The proposal was also notified to the WTO. Comments are due by November 14, 2021.

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

September 14, 2021

United States Notifies WTO of Food Additive Petitions

Food Additive News September 14, 2021

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On September 14, the U.S. FDA notified the WTO that it has received a food additive petitions that propose to modify food additive regulations concerning vitamin Dmushroom powder and blue Galdieria extract. These proposals were originally published on September 9

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

September 9, 2021

India Publishes Amendment to Regulations on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food, and Novel Food

Food Additive News September 9, 2021

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On September 6, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 64) to their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food, and novel food. 

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 9, 2021

United States Publishes Food Additive Petitions

Food Additive News September 9, 2021

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On September 9, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petitions that propose to modify food additive regulations concerning vitamin Dmushroom powder and blue Galdieria extract.

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

September 2, 2021

U.S. FDA Amends Color Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 2, 2021

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On September 2, the United States Food and Drug Administration published an amendment to its color additive regulations concerning butterfly pea flower extract. The amendment is effective from October 5, 2021.

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 1, 2021

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

Food Additive News September 1, 2021

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On September 1, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 56. 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.

August 30, 2021

Singapore Proposes New Food Additive Level

Food Additive News August 30, 2021

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Recently, the Singapore Food Agency published a proposed food additive use level. Comments are due by October 27, 2021. 

Singapore'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 26, 2021

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Amendment

Food Additive News August 26, 2021

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On August 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding enzymes.

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

August 19, 2021

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 19, 2021

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On August 18, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment (in Chinese) to its Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives after the recent revocation of the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. The amendment was notified to the WTO and is effective from August 18, 2021. 

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

August 18, 2021

China Proposes New Food Additive Levels

Food Additive News August 18, 2021

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On August 6, China's National Health Commission published proposed food additive use levels. The announcement notifying the changes is available in Chinese. Comments are due by September 4, 2021.

China'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, 2021

Vietnam Publishes Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 13, 2021

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Recently, the Vietnam Food Administration announced (in Vietnamese) a draft food additive amendment. The VFA also notified the WTO of the draft amendment on August 13, 2021. Domestic comments are due by October 10, 2021, while international comments are due by October 12, 2021.

Vietnam'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, 2021

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 11, 2021

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On August 10, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (methylparaben), propyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (propylparaben), and their sodium salts (sodium salt of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoic acid and sodium salt of propyl-p-hydroxybenzoic acid). The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Preservatives.

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, 2021

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 3, 2021

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On July 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by September 27, 2021.

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 30, 2021

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 30, 2021

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On July 26, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 19) 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.

July 29, 2021

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 29, 2021

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for potassium sorbate, lycopene, and starch sodium octenyl succinate. The amendments for potassium sorbate and lycopene are effective from August 18, 2021. The amendment for starch sodium octenyl succinate are effective from September 7, 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.

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