EFSA Issues Scientific Opinion to Re-evaluate Dimethyl Polysiloxane (E 900) as a Food Additive

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on May 6, 2020

On May 06, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority has published a scientific opinion to re-evaluate the safety of dimethyl polysiloxane (E 900) as a food additive ("Re-evaluation of dimethyl polysiloxane (E 900) as a food additive“).

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Topics: European Union, Food Additive

The European Union (EU) Latest Amendments on Use of Sorbic Acid and Soybean Hemicellulose as Food Additives

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Mar 2, 2020

On February 28, 2020, the European Union has published the following two amendments:

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Topics: European Union, Food Additive

Taiwan Amends Testing Methods for Food Additive Specification

Posted by Irene Piao on Feb 24, 2020

On February 19, 2020, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration has published new amendments to the "Method of Test for Food Additive Specifications".

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Topics: Taiwan, Food Additive

GCC Proposes New Requirements for Food Sweeteners

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jan 16, 2020

On January 14, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has notified the publication of the draft document Draft Standard DS GSO 05/FDS 995/ /2019 Sweeteners Permitted In Food General Requirements from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Topics: GCC, Food Additive

Canada Proposes to Approve Spirulina Extract as a Food Colour

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jan 13, 2020

On January 09, 2020, the Health Canada’s Food Directorate has proposed to amend the List of Permitted Colouring Agents in order to enable the use of Spirulina extract as a food colouring agent.

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Topics: Canada, Food Additive

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