European Union (EU) Recalls Affecting Food Products – June 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jun 6, 2019

On June 3, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) published new notifications of food recalls.

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Topics: European Union, Food Security

Japan Implements New Rules to Handle Meat Exported to Singapore

Posted by Annie He on Jun 5, 2019

On May 31, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) has established the "Handling Rules for meat exported to Singapore.“

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Topics: Japan, Trade

Saudi Arabia Implements New Procedures to Facilitate the Import of Food Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jun 5, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) of Saudi Arabia published the “Addendum to the mechanism for the production and import of ready-made food”, related to the “Mechanism (conditions and controls) for the production and importation of ready-made food.”

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, Trade

Japan Amends the Specifications and Standards for Foods – June 2019

Posted by Annie He on Jun 4, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) of Japan has published two partial amendments affecting multiple substances used in foods:

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan, Pesticides

Taiwan Intends to Modify Inspection Methods for Heavy Metals and Vet. Drugs

Posted by Annie He on Jun 4, 2019

On May 31, 2019, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration published notices to commence a period of public comments for the following purposes:

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Topics: Veterinary Drugs, Taiwan, Contaminants, Food Security

United States EPA Latest Updates on Food Pesticides – June 2019

Posted by Martina Abodi on Jun 3, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States has recently issued the following updates regarding food pesticides:

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Topics: United States, Pesticides

Mexico Adopts New Maximum Residue Limits of Pesticides – May 2019

Posted by Ofelia Medina on May 28, 2019

On May 24, 2019, the National Health Service, Food safety and Quality of Mexico published the new “Table of Maximum Residue limits of Pesticides.“

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Topics: Mexico, Pesticides, MRLs

Canada Extends the Use of Steviol Glycosides from S. Cerevisiae CD15380 and CD15407 as Permitted Sweeteners

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on May 24, 2019

On May 15, 2019, the Canadese Federal Health Department released the Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Saccharomyces cerevisiae CD15380 and CD15407 in a Variety of Foods.“

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Topics: Food Additives, Canada

European Union (EU) Latest Recalls of May 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on May 16, 2019

On May 11 and 13, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released multiple food alerts on various food commodities:

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, Contaminants

India Implements Food Safety and Standards on Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary and Medical Purposes and Novel Foods

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on May 14, 2019

On May 10, 2019, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India published the “Implementation of Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016.“ to convey information and necessary actions regarding the following:

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Topics: Product Standards, India

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