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January 21, 2020

Japan Publishes Updated Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News January 21, 2020

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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an updated version of the Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan's food additive regulations.

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

January 16, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 16, 2020

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

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

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

January 14, 2020

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News January 14, 2020

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On January 9, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by March 23, 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.

January 9, 2020

GCC Notifies WTO of Draft Sweeteners Regulation

Food Additive News January 9, 2020

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On January 9, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) notified the WTO (SPS and TBT Committees) of a draft technical regulation that applies to sweeteners. Comments are due by March 9, 2020. 

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.

January 9, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Canada

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 9, 2020

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On January 8, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Canada.

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

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

January 7, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 7, 2020

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

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan, Egypt, Jordan, and Barbados. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan.

January 6, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 6, 2020

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Recently, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the Dominican Republic and China

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Dominican Republic and China. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Dominican Republic and China.

January 2, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Chile

Food Additive News, Global MRL News January 2, 2020

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On December 2, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Chile.

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

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

 

December 31, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Taiwan

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 31, 2019

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On December 30, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Taiwan.

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

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

December 31, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Thailand

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 31, 2019

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On December 31, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Thailand.

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

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

December 30, 2019

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News December 30, 2019

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On December 24, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Korean Food Additives Code. Comments are due by February 23, 2020.

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

December 30, 2019

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 30, 2019

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On December 26, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a regulation, in Portuguese, on food additives. The regulation is effective from December 26, 2019.

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

December 27, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 27, 2019

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Guatemala, Jamaica, El Salvador, the Czech Republic, Tunisia, Israel, and Pakistan

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 Guatemala, Jamaica, El Salvador, the Czech Republic, Tunisia, Israel, and Pakistan. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Guatemala, El Salvador, and the Czech Republic.

December 23, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 23, 2019

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On December 23, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Nigeria, Nicaragua, and Haiti

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nigeria, Nicaragua, and Haiti and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua.

December 20, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 20, 2019

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On December 20, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Italy and Germany.

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Italy and Germany.

December 20, 2019

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News December 20, 2019

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On December 20, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1171 regarding endo-inulinase from Aspergillus oryzae and Application A1176 regarding the enzymatic production of steviol glycosides.

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.

December 19, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for Greece

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 19, 2019

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On December 19, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Greece.

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

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

December 18, 2019

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 18, 2019

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On December 18, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Austria and Croatia.

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Austria and Croatia.

December 17, 2019

Indonesia Publishes New Food Category Definitions

Food Additive News December 17, 2019

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Recently, Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control published a new regulation regarding the definitions for food categories. The regulation is effective November 15, 2019, with an 18 month grace period for registered products. 

Indonesia'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.

December 16, 2019

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News December 16, 2019

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On December 13, 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.

December 13, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News December 13, 2019

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On December 11, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the safety of use of Monk fruit extract as a food additive in different food categories.

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.

December 13, 2019

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News December 13, 2019

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On December 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of acacia gum (E 414) as a food additive. 

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

December 12, 2019

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News December 12, 2019

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On December 8, Israel’s Ministry of Health published a food additive amendment for sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (E 466). The amendment is effective December 27, 2019. 

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 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, including Food Standards Australia New Zealand and the European Union. 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). 

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.

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.

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 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. 

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 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. 

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 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. 

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 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.

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 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. 

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