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

Japanese Government Publishes New Specifications And Standards For Foods

Posted by Annie He on Jan 12, 2019

On January 11, 2019, the Ministry on Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published the “Partial Amendment of Specifications And Standards for Foods, Food additives, etc.“ (MHLW Ordinance No. 7 of 2019), with impact on non-alcoholic beverage industries.

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Topics: Food Additives

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: Food Additives, COFEPRIS

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

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, EU, legislation, limits

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: Food Additives, Mexico, 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

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