Singapore Introduces a New Food Agency

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jul 27, 2018

On July 26, 2018, Singapore introduced a new agency called “Singapore Food Agency (SFA),“ which will act under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) to take care of food security and safety.

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Topics: Singapore, Food Safety

CFIA Releases New “Safe Food for Canadians Regulations”

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jun 21, 2018

On June 13, 2018, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published the Safe Food for Canadians Regulation (SFCR). It consolidates 14 regulations into one in order to ease the burden on businesses.

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Topics: CFIA, Canada, Food Safety, Traceability

CETA – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: What does it mean for the food industry?

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Sep 26, 2017

On September 21, 2017, CETA, a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada, entered into force provisionally. As such, most of the agreement now applies. The part that still doesn’t apply is the investment protection and the Investor Court System (ICS). National parliaments in EU countries – and in some cases regional ones too (Wallonia for example) – will then need to approve CETA before it can take full effect.

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Topics: Free trade, Food Safety, CETA, EU, Canada

India Bans the Use of Heme Iron in Foodstuffs

Posted by Kanimozhi Kajamohideen on Jun 20, 2017

The Food Authority of India, FSSAI, has recently issued Direction stating that various Food Safety and Standards Regulations made under the FSS Act 2006 permit the use of iron (Fe) as food ingredient with or without having to mention the source of the iron.

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Topics: India, FSSAI, Food Safety

South Africa About to Change Pesticide MRLs

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on May 8, 2017


South African Department of Health is looking to amend the Regulation governing the maximum limits for pesticide residues that may be present in in foodstuffs, published under Government Notice No. R 246 of 11 February 1994 and its amendments.

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Topics: South Africa, Pesticides, Food Safety, MRLs

EU: Steviol Glycosides as Sweetener in Energy-Reduced Confectionery Products

Posted by Daniela Milani on Apr 6, 2017

The European Union published the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/335 of 27 February 2017 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of steviol glycosides (E 960) as a sweetener in certain energy-reduced confectionery products.

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Topics: European Union, Food Safety, Food Additives

New Safe Food Australia Guide Published

Posted by Yolanda Li on Nov 28, 2016

On November 21, 2016, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the third edition of Safe Food Australia. This guidance will help food regulators, businesses and consumers comply with the food standards.

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Topics: Australia, Food Safety

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