Singapore Publishes the Updated Regulation of Imports and Exports Act

Posted by Ashwanandhini Govindarajan on Nov 14, 2019

On November 14, 2019, Singapore has published the “Regulation of Imports and Exports Act (Chapter 272A)“ by repealing the version from October 2018.

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Topics: Singapore, Trade

China Releases the Health Food Naming Guide - 2019 Edition

Posted by Irene Piao on Nov 12, 2019

On November 10, 2019, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) of China has announced the release of “The Health Food Naming Guide“ (2019 Edition).

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Topics: China, Labelling

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

Codex Amends Standard for Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Young Children

Posted by Nevena Vujosevic on Oct 31, 2019

On October 29, 2019, the Codex Alimentarius has issued a new amendment to “CXS 74-1981 Standard for Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Young Children.“

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Topics: Codex Alimentarius, standards

Korea To Issue New Rules on Food Labelling – October 2019

Posted by Irene Piao on Oct 30, 2019

On October 28, 2019, the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) has published new amendments on labelling standards and methods:

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Topics: Labelling, Korea

The U.S. FDA Allows Extension of Enforcement Discretion Period for Nutrition Facts Label Requirements

Posted by Marta Lant on Oct 29, 2019

The United States Food ad Drug Administration (FDA) has announced to extend six months of enforcement discretion for Nutrition Facts Panel compliance after the January 1, 2020.

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Topics: United States, Labelling

European Union (EU) New Food Alerts Affecting Food Commodities – October 2019

Posted by Dusan Ristic on Oct 22, 2019

On October 22, 2019, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has recalled multiple food products due to contamination.

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Topics: European Union, Food Contaminants

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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