Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Ten Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Oct 30, 2018

October 2018: Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), released 10 new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Fomesafen, Novaluron, Methomyl, Sethoxydim, Mandipropamid, Flubendiamide, Trifloxystrobin, Quinclorac, Rimsulfuron, and Pyroxasulfone in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Canada, Pesticides, limits

Mexican Amendment on Additives: Annatto extract (INS 160b ii) Allowed as Colorant

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Oct 2, 2018

On September 21, 2018, a new amendment for the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12”  was published in the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website.

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Topics: COFEPRIS, Food Additives

China Food Additive Regulation Amendment Published - Sept 2018

Posted by Irene Piao on Sep 24, 2018

On September 4, 2018, The National Health Commission of the PRC (MOH) published  2018-8 Notice about five new additives such as (±)-Cyclohexyl ethyl alcohol and Neotame enlarge usage scope of seven food additives. 

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Topics: China, Food Additives

Taiwan Revises Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling

Posted by Annie He on Aug 23, 2018

On Aug 21, 2018, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued an announcement on promulgation of revised “Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling,” which will take effect on July 1, 2020. Compared to the previous version of “Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling,” the allergens have increased from 6 allergens to 11 allergens.

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Topics: labels, allergen, Taiwan

Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Four Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Aug 20, 2018

On August 16, 22 and 26, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released four new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Pyrimethanil (PMRL2018-10), Abamectin (PMRL2018-11), Pydiflumetofen (PMRL2018-15) and Fludioxonil (PMRL2018-16) in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Pesticides, MRLs, Health Canada

India Issues Order Regarding Endorsement for +F Logo Within Food Licensing & Registration System

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Aug 9, 2018

On August 2, 2018, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India Gazette notified Fortification of Foods Regulation 2018.  This regulation will be called Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2018.

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Topics: Fortified food products, FSSAI, Labeling, Food Licensing & Registration System

Singapore Introduces a New Food Agency

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jul 27, 2018

On July 26, 2018, Singapore introduced a new agency called “Singapore Food Agency (SFA),“ which will act under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) to take care of food security and safety.

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Topics: Singapore, Food Safety

Korea Releases New Standard For “Elderly-Friendly Food”

Posted by Irene Piao on Jul 27, 2018

On July 25, 2018, Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(MFDS) released new amendments for the “Standards and Specifications for Food” which includes the creation of the category for Elderly-Friendly Food.

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Topics: Korea, elderly, food manufacturing

Chile Releases New Amendments for the Food Health Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Jul 13, 2018

The Chilean Ministry of Health has released new amendments for several decrees and draft amendments for Decree 977 Food Health Regulations in July 2018.

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Topics: Chile, Food Contaminants, MRLs

EU Amends Pesticide Regulation 396/2005

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Jul 10, 2018

European Parliament has adopted a new amendment to Regulation 396/2005, setting new limits for the substance lambda-cyhalothrin. Regulation (EU) 2018/960 was adopted on July 6, 2018, and it replaces all the limits set in the previous Regulation (EU) 2017/626.

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Topics: MRLs, Pesticides, Europe

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