The US to Establish New Tolerances for Selected Pesticides

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Feb 17, 2020

On February 14, 2020, the US Federal Register has published new tolerance levels for the following pesticides:

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Topics: United States, Pesticides

Codex Alimentarius Publishes Updates to Food Product Standards

Posted by Nevena Vujosevic on Feb 11, 2020

On February 09, 2020, the Codex Alimentarius has issued new amendments to the following product standards:

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Topics: Codex Alimentarius, Codex standards

European Union (EU) Provides Guidance for the Member States Reporting on Zoonoses and Zoonotic Agents

Posted by Ognjen Djunisijevic on Feb 11, 2020

On February 07, 2020, the European Food Safety Authority has released the "Manual for reporting on zoonoses and zoonotic agents,within the framework of Directive 2003/99/EC, and on some other pathogenic microbiological agents for information derived from the year 2019.“

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Topics: Microorganisms

Mexico Dairy Standards to Enter into Force - February 2020

Posted by Ofelia Medina on Feb 7, 2020

On February 01, 2020, the following Official Mexican Standards have fully come into force:

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Topics: Mexico, Dairy

Turkey Announces to Regulate the Classification of Raw Cow Milk

Posted by Nurberk Derelioglu on Jan 30, 2020

On January 25, 2020, the T.C. Resmi Gazette of Turkey has notified the publication of the  “Communiqué on The Classification of Raw Cow Milk (No: 2019/64)“

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Topics: Dairy, Turkey

European Union (EU) Food Recalls of January 2020

Posted by Lionello Sannuto on Jan 24, 2020

On January 23, 2020, the European Union (EU) Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) released multiple food alerts on various food commodities:

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Topics: European Union, Contaminants

GCC Proposes New Requirements for Food Sweeteners

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jan 16, 2020

On January 14, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has notified the publication of the draft document Draft Standard DS GSO 05/FDS 995/ /2019 Sweeteners Permitted In Food General Requirements from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Topics: GCC, Food Additive

Singapore Updates the Guide to Food Labelling and Advertisements

Posted by Ashwanandhini Govindarajan on Jan 15, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) published the updated “Guide to Food Labelling and Advertisements“.

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Topics: Labelling, Singapore

Canada Proposes to Approve Spirulina Extract as a Food Colour

Posted by Baviya Priyadharshini on Jan 13, 2020

On January 09, 2020, the Health Canada’s Food Directorate has proposed to amend the List of Permitted Colouring Agents in order to enable the use of Spirulina extract as a food colouring agent.

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Topics: Canada, Food Additive

Germany Introduces the QM Milk Standard 2020

Posted by Nurberk Derelioglu on Jan 6, 2020

On January 01, 2020, the German association Qualitätsmanagement Milch (QM Milch) has published the “QM Milk Standard 2020: National Standard for Milk Production”.

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Topics: Germany, Dairy

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