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The Food Additive News will be ending in September 2022. We thank you for your many years of readership!

 

September 9, 2022

Food Additive News Will Be Ending

Food Additive News September 9, 2022

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Dear Loyal Readers,

The Food Additive News will be ending on September 5. We are grateful for your readership and are happy to announce BCGlobal's recent acquisition by FoodChain ID, a leading provider of technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions. BCGlobal was formerly the regulatory intelligence division of Bryant Christie Inc.

We would like to reassure you that no changes are occurring to the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. We look forward to continuing to provide you the same great food additive maximum use level data that you have come to rely on from this and our other Regulatory Limits products.

We would like to thank you for your many years of readership, and we look forward to continuing to provide you food regulatory solutions through FoodChain ID's robust suite of products and services. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Best Regards,

The Food Additive News Team

September 1, 2022

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 1, 2022

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On August 30, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare published an amendment (in Japanese) to its food additive regulations. 

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.

September 1, 2022

India Publishes Infant Food Amendment

Food Additive News September 1, 2022

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On August 31, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 2) to their food additive regulations regarding infant foods. The amendment is effective from October 1, 2022.

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

August 29, 2022

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 29, 2022

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On August 26, Health Canada published an amendment to its 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 26, 2022

United States Publishes Amendment Relevant to Food Additives

Food Additive News August 26, 2022

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On August 24, the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published an amendment to its regulations regarding the production of wine and juice from which wine is made. The amendment was notified to the WTO on August 26. The amendment is effective from August 24, 2022. 

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

August 25, 2022

Chile Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 25, 2022

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On August 22, Chile’s Ministry of Health opened a public consultation (in Spanish) on a proposed amendment (amendment and additives list, in Spanish) to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by November 30, 2022.  

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

August 22, 2022

2021 Revision of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives Published

Food Additive News August 22, 2022

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The 2021 revision of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives - Codex Stan 192-1995 (GSFA) has been published, incorporating changes adopted at this year's meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

The updated GSFA is in the process of being analyzed and entered into the BCGlobal Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

August 18, 2022

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 18, 2022

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On August 17, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment concerning multiple food additive regulations. The amendment is available in Portuguese and is effective September 1, 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.

August 10, 2022

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 10, 2022

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

August 9, 2022

Japan Publishes Food Additive Proposals

Food Additive News August 9, 2022

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On August 9, Japan opened public consultations on amendments regarding the substances that can be used for preservation of alcoholic beverages and the use of food additives (links in Japanese).

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

August 8, 2022

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 8, 2022

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On August 5, Health Canada published an amendment to the List of Permitted Firming 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 7, 2022

Singapore Publishes Media Release Regarding Preservative Use in Kueh Products

Food Additive News August 7, 2022

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On August 2, Singapore's Food Agency (SFA) published a media release regarding the use of sorbic and benzoic acid in kueh products.

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 4, 2022

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News August 4, 2022

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On August 2, Argentina updated the Argentine Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 3/2022 (in Spanish). Updates are effective from August 3, 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. 

August 2, 2022

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News August 2, 2022

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On August 2, 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 August 2, 2022.

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 1, 2022

Vietnam Notifies WTO of Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 1, 2022

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On July 29, the Vietnam Food Administration notified the WTO of a draft food additive amendment. Comments are due by September 27, 2022. 

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.

July 25, 2022

Thailand Publishes Interim Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 25, 2022

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On July 18, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an updated interim amendment (in Thai) to its food additive regulations. 

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

July 21, 2022

Canada Publishes Notice of Intent to Modify Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 21, 2022

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On July 21, Health Canada published a notice of intent to revise the List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses to revise the use of caffeine and caffeine citrate in cola type beverages.

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

July 20, 2022

Israel Notifies WTO of Amendment Regarding Titanium Dioxide

Food Additive News July 20, 2022

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On July 20, Israel notified the WTO of a food additive amendment (in Hebrew) regarding titanium dioxide. The amendment is effective from June 1, 2023.

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 18, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 18, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Kenya.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Thailand, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Canada. 

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Kenya.

July 12, 2022

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 12, 2022

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Nicaragua, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Turkey, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, and Ecuador.

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, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Ecuador. 

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Turkey, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, and Ecuador. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Turkey, Costa Rica, and Kazakhstan.

July 7, 2022

Brazil Publishes Regulation on Enzymes

Food Additive News July 7, 2022

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On July 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a regulation concerning enzymes. The amendment is available in Portuguese and is effective September 1, 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.

July 7, 2022

Brazil Publishes Regulation on Flavorings

Food Additive News July 7, 2022

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On July 6, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a regulation concerning flavorings. The amendment is available in Portuguese and is effective September 1, 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.

June 30, 2022

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 30, 2022

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On June 30, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1037 and Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1038 amending its food additive regulations. The amendments will apply from July 20, 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.

 

June 29, 2022

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 29, 2022

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On June 29, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1023 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from July 19, 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.

June 21, 2022

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 21, 2022

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On June 20, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of acesulfame potassium. The amendment modifies the 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.

June 21, 2022

Canada Publishes Report on Titanium Dioxide

Food Additive News June 21, 2022

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On June 20, Health Canada published a current science report regarding titanium dioxide as a food additive. 

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

June 16, 2022

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 16, 2022

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Recently, Mexico's Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published amendments to Annex III, Annex IV, Annex VI, 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.

June 13, 2022

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 13, 2022

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On June 10, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of long-chain glycolipids from Dacryopinax spathularia MUCL 53181. 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.

June 10, 2022

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 10, 2022

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On June 3, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of gellan gum. The amendment modifies the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents

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.

June 2, 2022

India Publishes Draft Amendment to Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 2, 2022

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On May 31, 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 July 30, 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.

June 2, 2022

India Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News June 2, 2022

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On May 30, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives. International comments are due by July 29, 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.

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.

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