New Zealand Releases 2018 Version of Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds

Posted by Lifan Luo on Feb 19, 2018

On February 16, 2018, New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industry has released “Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds 2018” in schedule 1 of the Food Notice.

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Topics: New Zealand, agricultural compounds, Residues in food

Thailand Food & Drug Administration Announces New Guidelines for Use of Probiotic Microorganisms in Food

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Feb 9, 2018

On February 8, 2018, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration announced new guidelines for use of probiotic microorganisms in food. This guideline explains the legal process for the use of probiotics.

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Topics: Thailand, Probiotics, Microorganisms

Taiwan: Use Restrictions and Labeling Requirements for Senna

Posted by Annie He on Feb 5, 2018

On Jan. 9, 2018, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) Released the regulation governing “Use Restrictions and Labeling Requirements of Senna."  This new regulation shall come into effect on July 1, 2018.

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Topics: Taiwan, Senna, labeling requirements, TFDA, Food Ingredient

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India Drafts Amendments Related to MRL of Pesticides

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Jan 26, 2018

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Proposed amendment regulations: Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations.

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Topics: FSSAI, Contaminants, Toxins, Food, Insecticide

Taiwan: FDA Strengthens Labeling Management in Health Food

Posted by Annie He on Jan 24, 2018

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On Dec. 29, 2017, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) released a regulation governing “Items shall be labeled in Health Food." This new regulation went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Topics: health food, Labeling, Taiwan

Chile Releases an Amendment on Claims Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Jan 15, 2018

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On January 12, 2018, The Chilean Ministry of Health released an amendment to the Resolution 860 approving the Technical Standard No. 191 on Nutritional Guidelines for declaring Healthy Food Properties (Claims). The Resolution 1671 was published in the National Congress Library of Chile and it will enter into force on January 26 of 2018.

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Topics: Chile, Claims, Labeling

January 2018 FSSAI Directions on Implementation of Nutraceutical Regulations from 2016

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Jan 10, 2018

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Effective January 1, 2018, food business operators are required to have existing and new products comply with all provisions outline in the The Food Safety and Standards (Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food) Regulations, 2016 produced by the Food Safety and Standard Authority Of India (FSSAI) on December 23, 2016.

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Topics: Health Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Food for Special Dietary Uses, Food for Special Medical Purposes, Functional Foods and Novel Food, Botanical ingredient, FSSAI

European Union Draft Regulation on Labeling

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Jan 3, 2018

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The draft regulation lays down modalities for the provision of information on the country of origin or place of provenance of the primary ingredient as required by Article 26 (3) of Regulation (EU) N° 1169/2011. However, this regulation would not apply to GI’s (geographical indications) protected under regulations: 1151/2012, 1308/2013, 110/2008 and 251/2014.

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Topics: Draft Regulation, Labeling, country of origin

Bhutan: Surveillance Report on GMO Element in Animal Feed

Posted by Nevena Vujosevic on Jan 2, 2018

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Passed in 2015, the Biosafety Act of Bhutan provides information on the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms (LMOs), genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and their products. The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is the national competent authority for the implementation and enforcement of this Act and all other biosafety related activities in the Kingdom. At the beginning of the 2018, a special section was created on BAFRA’s website for the legislation and guidelines related to GMOs.

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Topics: BAFRA, Bhutan, GMO

Taiwan: FDA Proposes Draft Regulations Governing Food Allergen Labeling

Posted by Annie He on Dec 12, 2017

On Dec. 11, 2017, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) released the Draft new version of Regulations Governing Food Allergen Labeling.

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