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

United States FDA Updates Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels

Posted by Martina Abodi on Jan 2, 2019

On December 21st, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new amendment to correct non-substantive errors of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels.

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Topics: Labeling

Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Ten Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Oct 30, 2018

October 2018: Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), released 10 new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Fomesafen, Novaluron, Methomyl, Sethoxydim, Mandipropamid, Flubendiamide, Trifloxystrobin, Quinclorac, Rimsulfuron, and Pyroxasulfone in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Canada, Pesticides, limits

Mexican Amendment on Additives: Annatto extract (INS 160b ii) Allowed as Colorant

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Oct 2, 2018

On September 21, 2018, a new amendment for the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12”  was published in the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website.

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Topics: COFEPRIS, Food Additives

China Food Additive Regulation Amendment Published - Sept 2018

Posted by Irene Piao on Sep 24, 2018

On September 4, 2018, The National Health Commission of the PRC (MOH) published  2018-8 Notice about five new additives such as (±)-Cyclohexyl ethyl alcohol and Neotame enlarge usage scope of seven food additives. 

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Topics: China, Food Additives

Taiwan Revises Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling

Posted by Annie He on Aug 23, 2018

On Aug 21, 2018, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued an announcement on promulgation of revised “Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling,” which will take effect on July 1, 2020. Compared to the previous version of “Regulation of Food Allergen Labeling,” the allergens have increased from 6 allergens to 11 allergens.

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Topics: labels, allergen, Taiwan

Health Canada’s PMRA Publishes New Limits for Four Pesticides in the MRL Database

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Aug 20, 2018

On August 16, 22 and 26, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released four new amendments for the List of Pesticides such as Pyrimethanil (PMRL2018-10), Abamectin (PMRL2018-11), Pydiflumetofen (PMRL2018-15) and Fludioxonil (PMRL2018-16) in the Maximum Residue Limit database for some food categories.

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Topics: Pesticides, MRLs, Health Canada

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