GCC Proposes New Requirements for Food Sweeteners

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jan 16, 2020

On January 14, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has notified the publication of the draft document Draft Standard DS GSO 05/FDS 995/ /2019 Sweeteners Permitted In Food General Requirements from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Topics: GCC, Food Additive

Singapore Updates the Guide to Food Labelling and Advertisements

Posted by Ashwanandhini Govindarajan on Jan 15, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published the updated “Guide to Food Labelling and Advertisements“.

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Topics: Labelling, Singapore

Canada Proposes to Approve Spirulina Extract as a Food Colour

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jan 13, 2020

On January 09, 2020, the Health Canada’s Food Directorate has proposed to amend the List of Permitted Colouring Agents in order to enable the use of Spirulina extract as a food colouring agent.

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Topics: Canada, Food Additive

Germany Introduces the QM Milk Standard 2020

Posted by Nurberk Derelioglu on Jan 6, 2020

On January 01, 2020, the German association Qualitätsmanagement Milch (QM Milch) has published the “QM Milk Standard 2020: National Standard for Milk Production”.

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Topics: Germany, Dairy

U.S. Guides on “Negative claims” on Absence Of Bioengineered Or Genetically-Modified Meat, Poultry And Egg Products

Posted by Jovan Hadzic on Dec 31, 2019

On December 30, 2019, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has notified the availability of the guidance Labeling Guideline on Statements That Bioengineered or Genetically-Modified Ingredients or Animal Feed Were Not Used in Meat, Poultry, or Egg Products.”

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Topics: United States, Labelling

FDA Reopens Comment Period on Use of Ultrafiltered Milk in Cheese and Cheese Products

Posted by Jovan Hadzic on Dec 31, 2019

On December 30, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States of America has announced the reopening of comment period for the proposed rule ‘‘Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use of Ultrafiltered Milk.’

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Topics: Dairy, USFDA

European Union (EU) Issues New Food Recalls – December 2019

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Dec 19, 2019

On December 18, 2019, the European Union (EU) has recalled multiple food products, as notified in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

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Topics: European Union, Food Contaminants

Saudi Arabia Proposes General Requirements for Novel Foods

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Dec 13, 2019

On December 09, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority has published the new draft “SFDA.FD xxx/2019 - General Requirements for Novel Foods“

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, Novel Food

Japan Proposes New Maximum Residue Levels for Food Commodities – December 2019

Posted by Irene Piao on Dec 11, 2019

On December 06, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has published new proposed maximum residue limits (MRLs) to be adopted in Japan for multiple food commodities.

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Topics: Japan, Pesticides

FSANZ Publishes Variation to Food Standards Code

Posted by Irene Piao on Dec 6, 2019

On December 05, 2019, a new variation to the Food Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was published on the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. FSC 129.

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Topics: FSANZ, additives

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