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

GCC Releases the Draft Standard on Flavored Drinks

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jun 20, 2019

On June 18, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued the draft standard on “Flavored drink”.

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Topics: GCC

United States FDA Releases Labelling Guidance for Declaration of Added Sugars for Honey, Maple Syrup, Etc.

Posted by Martina Abodi on Jun 19, 2019

On June 18, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published "The Declaration of Added Sugars on Honey, Maple Syrup, Other Single Ingredient Sugars and Syrups and Certain Cranberry Products: Guidance for Industry.“

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Topics: United States, Labelling

European Union (EU) Amends Food Additives Regulation No 1333/2008 on Stabilizers and Use of Ferrous Lactate

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jun 18, 2019

From June 18, 2019, the European Union (EU) will apply the amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 as published in “Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/891 of 28 May 2019 amending Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the functional class of ‘stabilisers’ and the use of ferrous lactate (E 585) on the mushroom Albatrellus ovinus as a food ingredient in Swedish liver pâtés.“

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Topics: European Union

European Union (EU) New Alerts on Food Commodities

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jun 13, 2019

On June 6, 2019, new notifications of food recalls have been published on the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF):

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Topics: Pesticides, Contaminants

European Union (EU) Recalls Affecting Food Products – June 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Jun 6, 2019

On June 3, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) published new notifications of food recalls.

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Topics: European Union, Food Security

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

Saudi Arabia Implements New Procedures to Facilitate the Import of Food Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jun 5, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) of Saudi Arabia published the “Addendum to the mechanism for the production and import of ready-made food”, related to the “Mechanism (conditions and controls) for the production and importation of ready-made food.”

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, 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

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