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May 24, 2022

European Union Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News May 24, 2022

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On May 23, the European Union notified the WTO of a proposal to amend its food additive regulations. Comments are due by July 22, 2022. 

The European Union's food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 23, 2022

GCC Notifies WTO of Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News May 23, 2022

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On May 16, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO of a draft technical regulation that applies to food additives. Comments are due by July 15, 2022. 

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.

May 13, 2022

China Approves Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News May 13, 2022

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On May 11, 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.

May 13, 2022

Saudi Arabia Publishes Circular Banning the Use of Titanium Dioxide

Food Additive News 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.

May 10, 2022

India Publishes Direction on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose and Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods

Food Additive News May 10, 2022

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On May 10, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a direction regarding their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose and prebiotic and probiotic foods. 

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.

May 9, 2022

United States Announces Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition

Food Additive News May 9, 2022

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On May 5, the U.S. FDA announced the withdrawal of a food additive petition that proposes to modify food additive regulations concerning mycoprotein. The withdrawal was notified to the WTO on May 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.

May 2, 2022

India Publishes Draft Amendment to Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 2, 2022

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On May 2, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the draft Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Amendment Regulations, 2022. Comments are due by June 21, 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.

April 25, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 25, 2022

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

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for China, the Philippines, and Venezuela. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for China and the Philippines.

April 20, 2022

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News April 20, 2022

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On April 19, 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 June 19, 2022.

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

April 20, 2022

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News April 20, 2022

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On April 13, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published notices 2022-171 and 2022-172 (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by June 12, 2022. Notice 2022-171 was notified to the WTO on April 20. Comments through the WTO are due by June 19, 2022. Notice 2022-172 was notified to the WTO on April 25. Comments through the WTO are due by June 24, 2022.

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.

April 19, 2022

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News April 19, 2022

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On April 14, 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.

April 15, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News April 15, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Morocco, Germany, Haiti, Senegal, South Korea, and Panama.

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, South Korea, and Panama. 

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Morocco, Germany, Haiti, Senegal, South Korea, and Panama. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Germany, South Korea, and Panama.

April 14, 2022

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News April 14, 2022

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for citric acid, tertiary-butyl hydroquinone, and ascorbic acid. The amendments are effective from April 20, 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.

April 11, 2022

Paraguay Notifies WTO of Proposed Mercosur Amendment on Additives

Food Additive News April 11, 2022

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On April 8, Paraguay notified the WTO of a proposed Mercosur amendment to the technical regulations on food additives. Comments on the Paraguayan consultation are due by June 7, 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.

April 4, 2022

India Publishes Regulation on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose and Prebiotic and Probiotic Foods

Food Additive News April 4, 2022

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On March 29, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published a direction regarding their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose and prebiotic and probiotic foods. 

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

March 21, 2022

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 21, 2022

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On March 8, 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.

March 15, 2022

Singapore Notifies WTO of Proposed Revision to Food Regulations

Food Additive News March 15, 2022

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On March 15, Singapore's Food Agency (SFA) notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to the Food Regulations relevant to food additives. Comments are due by May 14, 2022.

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.

March 10, 2022

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News March 10, 2022

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On March 4, Argentina updated the Argentine Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 32/2021 (in Spanish). Updates are effective from March 5, 2022.

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

March 10, 2022

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 10, 2022

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On March 10, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment (in Chinese) to its Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. The amendment is effective on March 10, 2022 and January 1, 2023, depending on the article in question.  

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Taiwan's food additive regulations, has been updated with all relevant information. Further updates will be made upon future effective dates. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

March 4, 2022

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 4, 2022

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On March 1, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of anticaking agents. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Anticaking Agent

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.

March 1, 2022

China Approves Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News March 1, 2022

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On March 1, 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.

February 23, 2022

Switzerland Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News February 23, 2022

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On February 22, Switzerland published an amendment to its food additive regulations regarding titanium dioxide. The amendment is effective from March 14, 2022. The amendment was originally proposed in January 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

February 18, 2022

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News February 18, 2022

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Recently, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex VI, Annex VII, Annex X, and Annex XI of its food additive regulations.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database has been updated to reflect all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

February 18, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 18, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Venezuela, France, and Cambodia

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 currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Venezuela, France, and Cambodia. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for France.

February 18, 2022

Brazil Notifies WTO of Proposed Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News February 18, 2022

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On February 18, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) notified the WTO (G/SPS/N/BRA/2003 and G/SPS/N/BRA/2005) of proposed food additive amendments originally published in December 2021 and February 2022 respectively. Comments are due by February 21, 2022 and April 18, 2022 respectively.

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.

February 17, 2022

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News February 17, 2022

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On February 16, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment concerning multiple food additive regulations. The amendment is available in Portuguese and is effective March 2, 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.

February 14, 2022

Singapore Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News February 14, 2022

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Recently, the Singapore Food Agency published a proposal regarding food additives. Comments are due by April 9, 2022. 

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.

February 14, 2022

United States Publishes Food Additive Petition

Food Additive News February 14, 2022

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On February 14, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petition that proposes to modify food additive regulations concerning myoglobin.

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.

February 10, 2022

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News February 10, 2022

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On February 9, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a proposed food additive amendment. The draft amendment is available in Portuguese. Comments are due by April 17, 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.

February 4, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News February 4, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Panama, Egypt, and Taiwan

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Panama, Egypt, and Taiwan. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Panama, Egypt, and Taiwan.

February 2, 2022

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News February 2, 2022

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On February 2, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of lactase. 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.

February 2, 2022

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News February 2, 2022

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On February 2, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/141 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from February 22, 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 31, 2022

Malaysia Publishes Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News January 31, 2022

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On January 21, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published a proposed amendment to its Food Regulations 1985. Comments are due by February 24, 2022. 

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.

January 27, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 27, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published the Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for South Korea, the Great Britain, Tunisia, Morocco, Hungary, Algeria, and Singapore

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, and includes South Korea, Great Britain, and Singapore. 

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for South Korea, Great Britain, Tunisia, Morocco, Hungary, Algeria, and Singapore. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for South Korea, Tunisia, Morocco, Hungary, Algeria, and Singapore.

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, Nigeria, 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, Nigeria 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.

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