EU Amends Regulation No 10/2011 on Food Contact Plastic Materials

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 31, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the new amendment “Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/37 of 10 January 2019 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (Text with EEA relevance.)“ will come into force.

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Topics: Authority/Regulatory News

Taiwan Amends Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods and Animal Products

Posted by Annie He on Jan 29, 2019

On January 28, 2019, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) modified and amended the “Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods“ and “Standards for Pesticide Residue Limits in Animal Products.“, published on September 12, 2018 and June 27, 2018 respectively.

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Topics: Pesticides, Taiwan

New US Directive on Label Verification Upon Food Products Import

Posted by Suzana Tripologos on Jan 26, 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Food Safety And Inspection Service (FSIS) under the United States Department of Agriculture published the new “FSIS Directive 9900.5 Label Verification of Imported Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products.“

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Topics: Labeling

Turkey Proposes New Rules on Food Labeling and Information to Customers

Posted by Nurberk Derelioglu on Jan 23, 2019

On January 22, 2019, the World Trade Organization announced that the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry/General Directorate is proposing to adopt the "Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Food Labelling and Information to Consumers.“

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Topics: Labeling

Canadian Provisions on Safe Food Come Into Force

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jan 21, 2019

On January 15, 2019, requirements under “The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)“ came into force for import/export food businesses, including inter-provincial businesses, to obtain a safer food system.

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Topics: Pesticides, Veterinary Drugs, Contaminants, Trade

Taiwan Issues New Rules on Labeling of Health Food

Posted by Annie He on Jan 18, 2019

On January 17, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan announced to immediately adopt new regulations governing the labeling of health food by publishing the issue “Wei Wei Food No. 1071038820“.

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Topics: Labeling

Korea Amends the Health Functional Foods Act

Posted by Irene Piao on Jan 16, 2019

On January 15, 2019, the Korean National Law Information Centre amended the “Health Functional Foods Act“, that will go info force on February 16, 2019 and repeals the “Health Functional Food Act (No.15938)” from December 11, 2018.

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Topics: general food law

Japanese Government Publishes New Specifications And Standards For Foods

Posted by Annie He on Jan 12, 2019

On January 11, 2019, the Ministry on Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published the “Partial Amendment of Specifications And Standards for Foods, Food additives, etc.“ (MHLW Ordinance No. 7 of 2019), with impact on non-alcoholic beverage industries.

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Topics: Food Additives

European Union (EU) Latest Food Recalls

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 10, 2019

On January 2 and 8, 2019, the European Commission notified new food safety risks in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal.

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Topics: Contaminants, Pesticides

The European Commission Intends to Revise Limits of Pharmacologically Active Substances in Food of Animal Origin

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jan 9, 2019

On January 11, 2019, the European Commission published the draft “COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… on reference points for action for non-allowed pharmacologically active substances present in food of animal origin and repealing Decision 2005/34/EC“

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Topics: Veterinary Drugs

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