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August 7, 2020

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 7, 2020

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On August 7, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Anticaking 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 3, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News August 3, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

July 27, 2020

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 27, 2020

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On July 27, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by September 25, 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.

 

July 27, 2020

Canada Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 27, 2020

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On July 24, Health Canada published a proposal concerning food additives. Comments are due by October 6, 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.

July 20, 2020

Japan Amends Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 20, 2020

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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an amendment (in Japanese) to its Standards of Use for food additives. 

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.

July 16, 2020

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 16, 2020

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for additives for alcoholic beverages (277471620 and 274625920); hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (E464)starch sodium octenyl succinate (E1450)carnauba wax (E903); and additive deletions for octyl gallate (E311), dodecyl gallate (E312), calcium aluminium (E556), aluminium silicate - kaolin (E559), and montan acid esters (E912). The amendments for E464, E1450, and E903 are effective from July 23, 2020. The amendments regarding additives in alcohol are effective from August 1, 2020. The amendments deleting additive permissions are effective July 1, 2021. 
 
The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

July 15, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 15, 2020

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the Gulf Cooperation Council's regulations. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia.

July 10, 2020

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 10, 2020

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On July 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 by July 13 to reflect all relevant changes following translation and analysis of the amendment. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 10, 2020

Taiwan Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 10, 2020

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On July 10, Taiwan notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations. International comments are due by September 8, 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.

July 7, 2020

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 7, 2020

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On July 1, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a food additive amendment  (in Portuguese). The amendment is effective from July 1, 2020.

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.

July 6, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 6, 2020

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

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Argentina and Colombia.

July 6, 2020

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News July 6, 2020

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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 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.

July 1, 2020

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 1, 2020

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On July 1, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend its food additive regulations. Comments are due by August 31, 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.

June 30, 2020

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News June 30, 2020

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On June 30, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of ascorbyl palmitate (E 304i) 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.

June 24, 2020

Switzerland Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 24, 2020

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On June 23, Switzerland published a food additive amendment (in French). A provisional version of this amendment was published in May 2020. The amendment is effective from July 1, 2020.

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.

June 23, 2020

India Publishes Direction on Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 23, 2020

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On June 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a direction regarding the operationalization of a draft amendment revising their food additive regulations.

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

June 22, 2020

South Africa Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 22, 2020

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On June 19, South Africa's Department of Health published an amendment (on page 24) to its regulations for preservatives and antioxidants.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes South Africa'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 22, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News June 22, 2020

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On June 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1184 regarding glucoamylase from GM Aspergillus niger  and Application A1185 regarding apha-amylase from GM Aspergillus niger as a processing aid.

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.

June 15, 2020

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 15, 2020

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On June 15, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening 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.

June 15, 2020

Malaysia Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News June 15, 2020

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On May 28, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020. 

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.

June 12, 2020

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 12, 2020

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On June 12, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/771 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from July 2, 2020.

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 9, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News June 9, 2020

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On June 9, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Nicaragua.  

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 and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Nicaragua.

June 8, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News June 8, 2020

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

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 and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for Honduras.

June 3, 2020

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News June 3, 2020

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On June 2, 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, will be updated by June 5, following the translation and analysis of the regulation. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

May 28, 2020

Switzerland Publishes Provisional Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News May 28, 2020

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Recently, Switzerland's Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office published a provisional food additive amendment (in French). The provisional amendment states an effective date of July 1, 2020.

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 27, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News May 27, 2020

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

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 Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Macau.

May 21, 2020

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News May 21, 2020

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for steviol glycosides, calcium carbonate, polyols, coloring agents, and methyl cellulose . The amendments are effective from June 4, 2020, except for methyl cellulose which is effective from May 30, 2020. 
 
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 18, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report for United Arab Emirates

Food Additive News, Global MRL News May 18, 2020

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

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 and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Arab Emirates.

May 14, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive Approval Report

Food Additive News May 14, 2020

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On May 14, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the approval report for Application 1183 on the enzymatic production of Rebaudioside E from stevia leaf extract.

Australia and New Zealand'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 6, 2020

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News May 6, 2020

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On May 5, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food 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.

May 6, 2020

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News May 6, 2020

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On May 6, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the re-evaluation of dimethyl polysiloxane (E 900) 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.

April 29, 2020

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinion

Food Additive News April 29, 2020

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On April 29, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion on the specifications for steviol glycosides (E 960) 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.

April 27, 2020

Malaysia Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 27, 2020

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On April 6, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health published Food (Amendment) Regulations 2020. This document amends Malaysia’s food additive regulations and is effective from April 1, 2020. 

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.

April 20, 2020

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News April 20, 2020

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On April 20, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes

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.

April 17, 2020

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News April 17, 2020

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On April 14, 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 April 15. The amendment is effective April 14, 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.

April 14, 2020

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News April 14, 2020

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On April 14, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by June 15, 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.

April 9, 2020

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 9, 2020

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On April 8, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Food 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.

April 7, 2020

Singapore Notifies WTO of Proposed Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News April 7, 2020

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On April 7, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) notified the WTO of a proposed food additive amendment. Comments are due by June 5, 2020. 

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.

April 2, 2020

Brazil Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News April 2, 2020

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On April 1, Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a proposed food additive amendment. The draft amendment is available in Portuguese. Comments are due by May 22, 2020.

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.

April 1, 2020

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News April 1, 2020

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On January 21, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Enzymes

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 23, 2020

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News March 23, 2020

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On March 20, 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.

March 20, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 20, 2020

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

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 and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the Netherlands.

March 16, 2020

Canada Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News March 16, 2020

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On March 12, Health Canada published an amendment to its List of Permitted Colouring 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.

March 13, 2020

FSANZ Publishes Approval Report for Food Additive Applications

Food Additive News March 13, 2020

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On March 10, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published approval reports for Application A1174 regarding xylanase from GM Trichoderma reesei and Application A1182 regarding glucose oxidase from GM Trichoderma reesei as a Processing Aid

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.

March 12, 2020

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendments

Food Additive News March 12, 2020

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for sorbates; propyl gallate, TBHQ, BHA, and BHT (two amendments: 116847520 and 116972120); and locust bean gum. The amendments are effective from March 16, 2020. 
 
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.

March 12, 2020

EFSA Publishes Food Additive Scientific Opinions

Food Additive News March 12, 2020

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On March 12, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published several Scientific Opinions on the re-evaluation of (E 483), (E 353), (E 334, E 335, E 336, E 337, E 354), and (E 472a‐f) 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.

March 12, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 12, 2020

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

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 Libya.

March 9, 2020

Turkey Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News March 9, 2020

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On March 9, Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its regulations on food additives. Comments are due by March 16, 2020. 

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.

March 6, 2020

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News March 6, 2020

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On March 6, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published a Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report for Tanzania

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 Tanzania.

March 5, 2020

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News March 5, 2020

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On March 5, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/355 and Commission Regulation 2020/356 amending its food additive regulations. The amendments will apply from March 25, 2020.

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.

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