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December 2, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News December 2, 2021

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

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

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

November 22, 2021

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 22, 2021

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On November 15, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 18) to 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.

November 22, 2021

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News November 22, 2021

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On November 19, 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.

November 15, 2021

India Notifies WTO of Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News November 15, 2021

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On November 12, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the WTO of a proposal concerning food additives. FSSAI first published this draft amendment in October 2021. International comments are due by January 11, 2022. Domestic comments are due by December 19, 2021.

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.

November 8, 2021

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News November 8, 2021

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On November 8, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of modified vinegar. 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.

November 3, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News November 3, 2021

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and El Salvador.

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

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and El Salvador. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for the United Arab Emirates and El Salvador. 

October 26, 2021

Canada Amends Enzyme Regulations

Food Additive News October 26, 2021

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On October 25, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use maltogenic amylase. 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. 

October 25, 2021

Japan Proposes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 25, 2021

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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare opened a public consultation on a draft food additive amendment (link in Japanese). Comments are due by December 1, 2021.

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.

October 22, 2021

China Approves New Food Additive Uses

Food Additive News October 22, 2021

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On October 22, 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.

October 20, 2021

India Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News October 20, 2021

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On October 20, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning food additives. Domestic comments are due by December 19, 2021.

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 18, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 18, 2021

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

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

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

October 18, 2021

European Union Notifies WTO of Proposed Additive Amendment

Food Additive News October 18, 2021

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On October 13, the European Union notified the WTO of a proposed amendment to its food additive regulations regarding titanium dioxide . Comments are due by December 12, 2021.

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 11, 2021

Nigeria Publishes New Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News October 11, 2021

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Recently, Nigeria's National Agency of Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) published its Food Additives Regulations 2021

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

October 1, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News October 1, 2021

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for South Africa, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Jamaica, and Colombia.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including South Africa, Chile, and the Central American Customs Union (includes Guatemala and Honduras).

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and the BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently display relevant established and proposed MRLs for South Africa, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, and Colombia. The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database also displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Jamaica. 

September 27, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Report

Food Additive News, Global MRL News September 27, 2021

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

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

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

September 24, 2021

India Publishes Proposed Amendment to Infant Foods Regulation

Food Additive News September 24, 2021

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On September 22, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft amendment concerning infant foods, including food additive permissions, in the Gazette of India. Comments are due to FSSAI by November 23, 2021.

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 22, 2021

Codex Publishes Report from CCFA52

Food Additive News September 22, 2021

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The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) has published the full report of its 52nd Session, which was held virtually from September 1-10, 2021. The report includes draft food additive amendments proposed for adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database will be updated to reflect any new or revised standards when they are adopted at the annual CAC meeting, to be held November 8-18, 2021. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

September 20, 2021

Singapore Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News September 20, 2021

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On September 13, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published an amendment to its food additive regulations. It is effective from October 1, 2021.

Singapore'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 for more information.

September 15, 2021

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News September 15, 2021

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On September 15, 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 November 14, 2021.

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

September 14, 2021

United States Notifies WTO of Food Additive Petitions

Food Additive News September 14, 2021

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On September 14, the U.S. FDA notified the WTO that it has received a food additive petitions that propose to modify food additive regulations concerning vitamin Dmushroom powder and blue Galdieria extract. These proposals were originally published on September 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.

September 9, 2021

India Publishes Amendment to Regulations on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Use, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Functional Food, and Novel Food

Food Additive News September 9, 2021

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On September 6, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 64) to their regulations on health supplements, nutraceuticals, food for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food, and novel food. 

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.

September 9, 2021

United States Publishes Food Additive Petitions

Food Additive News September 9, 2021

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On September 9, the U.S. FDA announced that it has received a food additive petitions that propose to modify food additive regulations concerning vitamin Dmushroom powder and blue Galdieria extract.

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.

September 2, 2021

U.S. FDA Amends Color Additive Regulations

Food Additive News September 2, 2021

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On September 2, the United States Food and Drug Administration published an amendment to its color additive regulations concerning butterfly pea flower extract. The amendment is effective from October 5, 2021.

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 1, 2021

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

Food Additive News September 1, 2021

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On September 1, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published FSIS Directive 7120.1 Revision 56. 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.

August 30, 2021

Singapore Proposes New Food Additive Level

Food Additive News August 30, 2021

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Recently, the Singapore Food Agency published a proposed food additive use level. Comments are due by October 27, 2021. 

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 26, 2021

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Amendment

Food Additive News August 26, 2021

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On August 26, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding enzymes.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes FSANZ’s food additive regulations, though enzymes typically fall outside the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 19, 2021

Taiwan Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 19, 2021

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On August 18, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment (in Chinese) to its Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives after the recent revocation of the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. The amendment was notified to the WTO and is effective from August 18, 2021. 

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 18, 2021

China Proposes New Food Additive Levels

Food Additive News August 18, 2021

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On August 6, China's National Health Commission published proposed food additive use levels. The announcement notifying the changes is available in Chinese. Comments are due by September 4, 2021.

China'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 13, 2021

Vietnam Publishes Draft Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News August 13, 2021

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Recently, the Vietnam Food Administration announced (in Vietnamese) a draft food additive amendment. The VFA also notified the WTO of the draft amendment on August 13, 2021. Domestic comments are due by October 10, 2021, while international comments are due by October 12, 2021.

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.

August 11, 2021

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News August 11, 2021

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On August 10, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (methylparaben), propyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (propylparaben), and their sodium salts (sodium salt of methyl-p-hydroxybenzoic acid and sodium salt of propyl-p-hydroxybenzoic acid). The amendment modifies the 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 3, 2021

Korea Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News August 3, 2021

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On July 29, Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published a proposal (in Korean) to amend the Food Additives Code. Comments are due by September 27, 2021.

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 30, 2021

India Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 30, 2021

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On July 26, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published an amendment (English-language version begins on page 19) to 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.

July 29, 2021

Israel Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 29, 2021

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Recently, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for potassium sorbate, lycopene, and starch sodium octenyl succinate. The amendments for potassium sorbate and lycopene are effective from August 18, 2021. The amendment for starch sodium octenyl succinate are effective from September 7, 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 28, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News July 28, 2021

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

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

July 28, 2021

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 28, 2021

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On July 27, Health Canada published an amendment regarding the use of dimethyl dicarbonate. This amendment amends the 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.

July 26, 2021

GCC Publishes Food Additive and Sweetener Regulations

Food Additive News July 26, 2021

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Recently, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) published GSO 2500:2021 Additives Permitted For Use In Food Stuffs and GSO 995:2021 Sweeteners Permitted In Food.

The GCC's food additive regulations are included, in English, in the BCGlobal Food Additive Database and are in the process of being updated to reflect the new regulations. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 26, 2021

China Approves New Enzyme Permissions

Food Additive News July 26, 2021

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On July 26, China's National Health Commission published new enzyme 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 already been updated to reflect these changes, though enzymes are typically excluded from the scope of the database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

July 23, 2021

Canada Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 23, 2021

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On July 22, Health Canada published amendments regarding steviol glycosides and the use of additives in plant protein isolate products. These amendments amend the List of Permitted Sweetenersthe List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing, or Thickening Agent, the List of Permitted Preservatives, and the List of Permitted Food 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.

July 22, 2021

FSANZ Publishes Food Additive and Enzyme Amendment

Food Additive News July 22, 2021

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On July 22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published an amendment to the Food Standards Code regarding food additives and enzymes.

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

July 19, 2021

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 19, 2021

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On July 19, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1175 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from August 8, 2021.

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.

July 15, 2021

EU Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 15, 2021

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On July 14, the European Union published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1156 amending its food additive regulations. The amendment will apply from August 3, 2021.

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.

July 8, 2021

FSANZ Publishes Enzyme Administrative Assessment Reports

Food Additive News July 8, 2021

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On July 8, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the administrative assessment report for Application A1227, Application A1228, and Application A1229 on food enzymes. 

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.

July 8, 2021

Taiwan Publishes Food Additive Proposal

Food Additive News July 8, 2021

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On July 8, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published a proposal (in Chinese) to amend the Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives after the recent revocation of the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. Comments are due by July 15, 2021. The proposal was notified to the WTO

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

July 1, 2021

Korea Publishes Food Additive Amendment

Food Additive News July 1, 2021

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On July 1, 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 all relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

July 1, 2021

Peru Publishes Proposed Amendment to Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News July 1, 2021

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On June 24, Peru's General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety (DIGESA) published a proposed amendment to Peru's food regulations regarding food additives. Comments are due by September 22, 2021.

Peru'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, 2021

Taiwan Revokes Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products

Food Additive News June 30, 2021

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On June 30, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) published an amendment revoking a variety of hygiene standards, including the Sanitation Standard for Milk and Milk Products. The revocation is effective from July 1, 2021.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Taiwan'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 28, 2021

USDA Publishes FAIRS Country Reports

Food Additive News, Global MRL News June 28, 2021

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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Russian Federation, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, BangladeshNorway, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Canada, the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia), the Central American Customs Union (Costa Rica and Nicaragua) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Norway, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey.

June 28, 2021

Japan Amends Food Additive Regulation

Food Additive News June 28, 2021

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On June 25, 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.

June 22, 2021

Singapore Proposes Revision of Food Regulations

Food Additive News June 22, 2021

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Recently, Singapore's Food Agency (SFA) opened a public consultation on a proposed amendment to the Food Regulations relevant to food additives. Comments are due by August 20, 2021. 

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.

June 17, 2021

Israel Amends Food Additive Regulations

Food Additive News June 17, 2021

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On June 8, Israel’s Ministry of Health published food additive amendments for sulfites. The amendments are effective June 17, 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.

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