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December 6, 2019

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 6, 2019

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On December 4, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published an amendment, in Portuguese, on food additives. The amendment is effective from December 4, 2019.

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.

December 5, 2019

Australia Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 5, 2019

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On December 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Code. 

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

December 5, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 5, 2019

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On December 5, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Australia, New Zealand and Hungary.

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.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Australia, New Zealand and Hungary.

December 2, 2019

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News December 2, 2019

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On November 27, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 33/2019. Updates are effective November 28, 2019, with a grace period of 18 months for businesses to comply.

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. 

November 26, 2019

EU Circulates Statement to the TBT Committee Regarding Titanium Dioxide

Food Additive News November 26, 2019

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Recently, the European Union circulated a statement on titanium dioxide made to the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). 

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November 25, 2019

Thailand Adopts Processing Aids Regulation

Food Additive News November 25, 2019

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On November 13, The Thai Ministry of Public Health published a regulation (in Thai) regarding processing aid regulations. 

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

November 21, 2019

Japan Notifies WTO of Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 21, 2019

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On November 21, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposed food additive amendment.

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.

November 20, 2019

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 20, 2019

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On November 15, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by January 28, 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.

 

November 14, 2019

Chile Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 14, 2019

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On November 12, Chile’s Ministry of Health published an amendment (in Spanish) concerning food additives to Reglamento Sanitario de los Alimentos No. 977/96. The amendment is effective from May 12, 2020. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Chile’s food additive regulations in English, will be updated to reflect the relevant changes upon the effective date. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 12, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 12, 2019

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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additive regulations. It is effective October 10, 2019. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Mexico, in English, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

November 11, 2019

Malaysia Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 11, 2019

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On November 7, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2019. This document amends Malaysia’s food additive regulations and is effective from November 1, 2019. This amendment was originally proposed in February 2019

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

November 11, 2019

Indonesia Publishes New Enzymes and Processing Aids Regulation

Food Additive News November 11, 2019

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Recently, Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control published a new regulation regarding enzymes and processing aids. The regulation is effective October 17, 2019 with a 12 month grace period for registered products. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Indonesia’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 8, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 8, 2019

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On November 6, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses.

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November 8, 2019

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 8, 2019

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On November 7, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration adopted an amendment to the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives. This amendment was notified to the WTO on November 7. The amendment is effective July 1, 2020. 

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November 8, 2019

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 8, 2019

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On November 7, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. This proposal was notified to the WTO on November 7. Comments are due by January 6, 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.

November 1, 2019

Thailand Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 1, 2019

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On November 1, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 31, 2019. 

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.

October 31, 2019

Argentina Updates Food Standards

Food Additive News October 31, 2019

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On October 30, Argentina updated the Argentinian Food Code through Resolución Conjunta 31/2019. All updates are effective from October 31, 2019.

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. 

October 30, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News October 30, 2019

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On October 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published two scientific opinions, on the re-evaluation of benzyl alcohol (E 1519) and of sulphuric acid and its sodium, potassium, calcium and ammonium salts (E 513, 514 (i), 514 (ii), 515 (i), 515 (ii), 516 and 517) as food additives. 

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October 29, 2019

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 29, 2019

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On October 29, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 28, 2019. 

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.

October 28, 2019

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 28, 2019

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On October 28, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. Comments are due by December 28, 2019.
 
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.

October 21, 2019

India Publishes Direction on Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News October 21, 2019

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On October 15, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction clarifying and explaining the interpretation of Appendix A of its Food Safety & Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives Regulations) Regulations, 2011, as amended in 2016. 

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October 14, 2019

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 14, 2019

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On October 11, 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 has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

October 7, 2019

Thailand Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 7, 2019

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Recently, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health published a proposed amendment to its food additive regulation. Comments are due by December 1, 2019. 

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes Thailand's regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.
 

October 1, 2019

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

Food Additive News October 1, 2019

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On October 1, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 52. This directive lists safe and suitable ingredients, including food additives, used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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September 30, 2019

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News September 30, 2019

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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 the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

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

September 23, 2019

Vietnam Publishes New Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News September 23, 2019

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Recently, Vietnam's Ministry of Health published Circular No. 24/2019/TT-BYT (in Vietnamese), an updated consolidation of Vietnam's food additive regulation. The regulation goes into effect on October 16, 2019.

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

September 23, 2019

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 23, 2019

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On September 23, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Korean Food Additives Code and notified the WTO of the proposed amendment. Comments are due by November 22, 2019. 

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. 

September 20, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 20, 2019

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On September 3, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additive regulations. It is effective from September 3, 2019. 

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

September 16, 2019

India Notifies WTO of Proposed Limits on Trans Fats

Food Additive News September 16, 2019

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On September 11, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India notified the WTO of proposed limit on trans fats in foods. Comments are due by November 10, 2019.

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 9, 2019

USDA Publishes Report on the National Food Safety Authority of Egypt

Food Additive News September 9, 2019

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On September 2, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Service published a report on Egypt’s newly established National Food Safety Authority (NFSA). The NFSA was established in January 2017. The NFSA will be responsible for the formulation of food safety regulations, as well as the inspection and control of food.

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

September 6, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 6, 2019

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On September 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment concerning food additives to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. 

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

September 5, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Call for Submissions

Food Additive News September 5, 2019

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On September 5, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published a call for submissions regarding Application A1171 on Endo-inulinase from Aspergillus oryzae

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. 
 

September 5, 2019

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News September 5, 2019

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

Canada'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.

September 3, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Panama

Food Additive News, Global MRL News September 3, 2019

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On September 3, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Panama

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.

The BCGlobal MRL Database for pesticides currently display relevant established and proposed information for Panama.

August 30, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 30, 2019

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On August 19, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex VI of its food additive regulations. It is effective from August 19, 2019.
 
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes the regulations for Mexico, in English, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI. 

August 26, 2019

Japan Proposes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 26, 2019

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On August 26, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published a proposed food additive amendment, in Japanese. Comments are due by September 24, 2019.

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.

August 26, 2019

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 26, 2019

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On August 26, 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 August 28 to reflect the relevant changes, following translation and analysis of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

August 15, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Administrative Assessment Report

Food Additive News August 15, 2019

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On August 15, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application 1183 on the enzymatic production of Rebaudioside E from stevia leaf extract.

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August 15, 2019

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 15, 2019

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On August 14, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive proposal concerning various food additives. The draft amendment is available in Portuguese. Comments are due by October 4, 2019.

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 14, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 14, 2019

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On August 13, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food Additives with Other Accepted Uses

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 8, 2019

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 8, 2019

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Recently, Health Canada published the following amendments to various lists of permitted additives:

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, 2019

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 7, 2019

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On August 7, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. Comments are due by October 6, 2019. 

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 2, 2019

Chile Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 2, 2019

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On July 25, Chile’s Ministry of Health notified the WTO of a proposal to modify articles 494, 496, and 497 of its food additive regulations regarding infant formula. Comments are due by September 23, 2019. 

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

August 1, 2019

U.S. FDA Amends Color Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 1, 2019

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On August 1, the U.S. FDA published an amendment to its color additive regulations concerning soy leghemoglobin. The amendment is effective from September 4, 2019.

The United States' food additive regulations are included in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which will be updated upon the effective date of this amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 31, 2019

2019 Revision of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives Published

Food Additive News July 31, 2019

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The 2019 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. 

July 31, 2019

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 31, 2019

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On July 31, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. 

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 29, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Turkey

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 29, 2019

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On July 26, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Turkey.

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.

The BCGlobal MRL Databases currently display relevant established and proposed information for Turkey.

July 26, 2019

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 26, 2019

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On July 25, 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, has already been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 24, 2019

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News July 24, 2019

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On July 22, 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 in English, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 24, 2019

Mexico Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 24, 2019

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Recently, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) published an amendment to Annex IX of its food additive regulations. The amendment is effective from July 11, 2019.
 
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Mexico's food additive regulations in English, has been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

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