European Union (EU) Releases New Food Alerts and Recalls in April 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Apr 16, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released new food alerts and recalls.

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union, Pesticides, MRLs

Morocco Amends Rules for Dairy Manufacturers on Production and Marketing of Milk and Dairy Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Apr 15, 2019

On April 12, 2019, the Office National de Securite Sanitare des Produits Alimentaires of Morocco published the “Decree No. 2-18-709 of 8 Rejeb 1440 (15 March 2019) amending and supplementing Decree No. 2-00-425 of 10 Ramadan 1421 (7 December 2000) on control of the production and marketing of milk and dairy products“

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Topics: Dairy, Morocco

Canada Updates the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Expand the Use of Steviol Glycosides

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Apr 8, 2019

On April 3, 2019, the Canadese Federal Health Department released the “Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Sweeteners to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni in Canned Fruit Products - Reference Number: NOM/ADM-0131.“

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Topics: Food Additives, Canada

Mexico Integrates the List of Food Additives and Adjuvants with New Limits on Enzymes

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Apr 4, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the Mexican Secretarìa De Salud published the new “Amendment of Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards: Annex VI – Enzymes.“

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Topics: Food Additives, Mexico

Saudi Arabia Recommends New Specifications on Edible Ices

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Apr 3, 2019

On April 1, 2019, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published a new draft regarding specifications on Edible Ices: "GSO 05 DS 457:2019 Edible ices"

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Topics: Product Standards, Saudi Arabia

GCC Publishes a Draft Standard on Pesticide Residues Changes

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Apr 2, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) notified the publication of the “Draft Standard FDS Maximum Limits Of Pesticide Residues In Agricultural and Food Products”  from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Topics: Pesticides, MRLs, GCC

South Africa Regulates the Protection of Geographical Indications on Agricultural Products Sold at National Level

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Mar 27, 2019

On March 22, 2019, the South African Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published the new regulation “Protection of geographical indications used on agricultural products intended for sale in South Africa“ under section 15 of the Agricultural Product Standard Act , 1990 (Act No. 119 of 1990).

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Topics: Authority/Regulatory News

Thailand Draft on Food Labeling Requirements to the Term “Premium”

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Mar 25, 2019

On March 19, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) notified the publication of the Draft MOPH Notification, B.E, entitled "Requirements and Conditions for the Term "Premium" on Food Labels."

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Topics: Food Labeling, Thailand

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

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