Japan Approves the Use of 4 Food Additives
On Jan. 15, 2021, MHLW unveiled the amendment to "Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act". It stated that Ammonium Hydrogen Sulfite Water, Chitin-glucan, Dipotassium DL-Tartrate and Polyvinylimidazole - polyvinylpyrrolidone copolymers are considered to be harmless to the human body and they are permitted to be used in food. In addition, their specifications and usage standards are specified in the "Standards and Criteria for Food and Food Additives, etc." This amendment came to effect from the date of promulgation.
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics | December 2020
In December, China updated raw material directory and function claims for health food filing; Taiwan revised the Health Food Safety Evaluation Method; South Korea updated Food Additive Code and drafted Health Functional Food Code; Japan revised the Standards and Criteria for Food and Food Additives and updated Food Composition Standard Tables; India published Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations.