FDA Issues a Temporary Guidance for Industry on Nutrition Labelling of Certain Packaged Food during COVID-19

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Mar 27, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of United States has published the "Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID19 Public Health Emergency".

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Topics: United States, Food Safety

EFSA Declares COVID-19 Spreading is Unrelated to Food Consumption

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Mar 23, 2020

As of March 23, 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread to more than 150 countries, leading the World Health Organization to declare it as a global pandemic.

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union

Singapore to Adopt Maximum Limits for Marine Biotoxins, Inorganic Arsenic, and Methanol in Food

Posted by Ashwanandhini Govindarajan on Mar 19, 2020

On March 17, 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has published a circular on maximum limits for multiple contaminants as marine biotoxins, inorganic arsenic and methanol in food commodities.

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Topics: Food Safety, Singapore

European Union (EU) Latest Food Recalls - March 2020

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Mar 11, 2020

On March 06 and 10, 2020, the European Union (EU) has published multiple recalls on the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union

Japan Amends Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives etc. – February 2020

Posted by Irene Piao on Feb 26, 2020

On February 25, 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) of Japan has published new amendments regarding multiple substances to be regulated on food commodities:

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Korea Issues New Enforcement Rules on Food Safety

Posted by Irene Piao on Nov 20, 2019

On November 18 and 20, 2019, the National Law Information Center of Korea has published two enforcement rules of food safety policy matters:

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Topics: Food Safety, Korea

European Union (EU) Food Recalls on Multiple on Food Products – November 2019

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Nov 7, 2019

On November 04 and 06, 2019, the European Union (EU) has issued multiple notifications on recalled food products, as reported in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union

Japan Partially Amends Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives etc.

Posted by Irene Piao on Nov 4, 2019

On October 31, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)(厚生労働省) of Japan has released a new amendment on “Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives etc. (MHLW No. 1031 No. 1 Of 2019)“.

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Korea Partially Amends Pesticides MRLs in Agricultural Products on Production Stage

Posted by Irene Piao on Oct 17, 2019

On October 16, 2019, the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) has published the “Partial Amendment of Regulation on Hazardous Substance Maximum Residue Limits in Agricultural Product in the Stage of Production (No.2019-92)” by repealing the draft from September 10, 2019.

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Topics: Food Safety, Korea, Pesticides

China Issues Rapid Detection Methods of Multiple Reference Substances

Posted by Irene Piao on Oct 16, 2019

On October 14, 2019, the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has released new rapid detection methods to analyze the content of multiple reference substances in foods.

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Topics: Food Safety

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