FDA Protects Consumers Against Unlawful Ingredients in Dietary Supplements

Posted by Martina Abodi on Apr 18, 2019

On April 16, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of a new tool against unsafe and inappropriately labeled dietary supplement products.

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Topics: United States, Food Safety, Labelling

European Union (EU) Releases New Food Alerts and Recalls in April 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Apr 16, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released new food alerts and recalls.

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Topics: Food Safety, European Union, Pesticides, MRLs

Japan Formulates Surveillance and Food Safety Annual Plan

Posted by Annie He on Mar 12, 2019

On March 11, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan released the "Annual Plan for Surveillance and Monitoring of Hazardous Chemicals and Harmful Microorganisms concerning Food Safety in FY2019."

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Korea Amends Safety Certification Criteria and Risk Assessment Procedures

Posted by Irene Piao on Mar 11, 2019

The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) published new updates related to food safety:

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Topics: Food Safety, Korea

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: Food Safety, Singapore

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

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, Food Safety, FSSAI

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: Food Safety, South Africa, Pesticides, 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: Food Safety, European Union

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