US New Rules on Pesticide Tolerances

Posted by Martina Abodi on Mar 24, 2019

In the past two weeks of March 2019, the USA Federal Register has published new tolerance levels for the following pesticides:

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Topics: United States, Pesticides

European Union (EU) March 2019 Recalls on Food Commodities

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Mar 22, 2019

In March 2019 the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal of the European Union published recalls on food categories from different countries.

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Topics: European Union, Pesticides, Contaminants

US Dairy Pride Act Protects Consumers Against Misleading Labels on Non-Dairy Products

Posted by Martina Abodi on Mar 19, 2019

On March 14, 2019, US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) presented “The Dairy Pride Act – Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, Milk and Cheese to Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday Act” to Congress.

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Topics: United States, Dairy

Korea Notifies Updates in Food Standards and Specifications (No. 2019-16)

Posted by Irene Piao on Mar 14, 2019

On March 8, 2019, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) of Korea posted the notification “Food Standards and Standards (Food Administration Notice No. 2019-16).

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Topics: Product Standards, Veterinary Drugs, Korea, Pesticides

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

Korea Amends Safety Certification Criteria and Risk Assessment Procedures

Posted by Irene Piao on Mar 11, 2019

The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) published new updates related to food safety:

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Topics: Food Safety, Korea

Chile Amends Milk Definition in Food Health Regulation, Decree 977

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Mar 8, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the Library of National Congress of Chile published the new “Decree 71 –modification to Supreme Decree n º 977, of 1996, of the Ministry of Health, Sanitary regulation of the food.“

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Topics: Chile, Dairy

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

United States Recent Food Recalls

Posted by Martina Abodi on Mar 4, 2019

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued new alerts on food recalls:

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Topics: United States, Pesticides

Saudi Arabia Proposes New Labeling Rules on Bottled Drinking Water and Bottled Natural Mineral Water

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Mar 1, 2019

On February 28, 2019, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published the draft “Labeling for drinking water and Bottled natural mineral water.”

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Topics: Labeling, Saudi Arabia, Food Labeling

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