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

France Aims To Ban Titanium Dioxide As A Food Additive

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Jun 11, 2018

In an amendment to the farm and food bill, France aims to ban Titanium dioxide (TiO2) in foods. After a study conducted by INRA (French Agricultural Research Institute) where rats were fed TiO2 nanoparticles and it was revealed that it caused damage to the colon.

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Topics: France, Food Additives, Colorants

Health Canada Adds Two New Gums in the Permitted List of Food Additives

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on May 16, 2018

On May 8 and 14, Health Canada released two new amendments for the List of Permitted Emulsifying, Gelling, Stabilizing or Thickening Agents.

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Topics: Food Additives, gums, stabilizing agent, thickener, emulsifier, Health Canada

EU Adopts New Amendments To Additives Legislation

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on May 8, 2018

On May 4 and 7, the EU parliament adopted two Regulations that amend Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 16 2008 on food additives.

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Topics: Food Additives, limits, EU, legislation

New Amendment For Mexico Additives Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Feb 20, 2018

On February 9 and 14,  2018, new amendments to the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12” were published in the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website.

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Topics: Mexico, Food Additives, food regulation

New Amendments to Mexico Additives Regulation

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Dec 8, 2017

New amendments to the “Agreement that determines additives and adjuvants in food, beverages and food supplements, their use and health standards – DOF 16/07/12” were published to the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) website on November 12 and 15 and December 8 of 2017. The additions listed below of new substances and/or functions for existing substances published in these amendments were approved by the Secretary of Health to be use in certain food categories.

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Topics: Food Additives, Mexico, COFEPRIS

EU: New limits for food additives: E249-250; E 338-452, E 943a, E 943b and E 338-452

Posted by Daniela Milani on Jun 27, 2017

Nitrites (E 249-250) in ‘golonka peklowana

The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/839 of May 17, 2017 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of nitrites (E 249-250) in ‘golonka peklowana’.

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Topics: European Union, Food Additives

Canada Additive Changes Relevant for Dairy, Meat and Beverages

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on May 24, 2017

Health Canada, after assessing the safety of the additives proposed, established some changes in the following lists of additives:

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Topics: Canada, Health Canada, Food Additives, Food Enzymes

India Food Authority Issues Guidance Note on Cinnamon and Cassia

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Apr 22, 2017

On March 10, 2017 FSSAI India issued a Guidance note on Cinnamon (Dalchini) and Cassia (Taj).

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Topics: India, FSSAI, Food Additives

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