Annie He

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

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China To Introduce New Varieties of Food Additives

Posted by Annie He on Jun 25, 2019

On June 24, 2019, the China National Safety for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) has published a new list of additives to be consulted and available for comments (“Call for public comment on 5 new varieties of food additives, such as Arab furan glycoside enzyme”).

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Topics: China, Food Additives

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

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

Viet Nam Amends Labeling Rules on Food Commodities

Posted by Annie He on May 3, 2019

On April 29, 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, of Vietnam published the circular “Draft circular guiding Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP Apr. 14, 2017 of the government on commodity labels.“

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Topics: Vietnam, Food Labeling

Japan Formulates Surveillance and Food Safety Annual Plan

Posted by Annie He on Mar 12, 2019

On March 11, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan released the "Annual Plan for Surveillance and Monitoring of Hazardous Chemicals and Harmful Microorganisms concerning Food Safety in FY2019."

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Japanese Latest Amendments to Pesticides Reference Values

Posted by Annie He on Mar 5, 2019

On February 28, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published the Ordinance No. 46 of 2019 in order to amend “Specifications and Standards of Food and Food Additives.”

The amendment introduces new residual reference values for the following pesticides, applied on various food commodities:

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Topics: Japan, Pesticides

Japan Partially Amends Pesticides Reference Values

Posted by Annie He on Feb 11, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) partially amended the “Specifications and Standards of Food and Food Additives, no. 370.”

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Topics: Japan, Pesticides

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: Taiwan, Pesticides

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

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