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Japan Introduces Updated Standards for Food Additives Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently issued Notice No. 29, announcing updates to certain provisions in the Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives. The notice declares updates including various aspects such as testing and experimental requirements for food additives, ingredient specifications for additive ingredients, storage requirement, as well as requirements for manufacturing and usage. To facilitate enterprises’ better adaption to the new rules, MHLW has granted them a one-year transition period.
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Thailand Proposes to Amend the Regulatory Requirements for Packaged Drinking Water, Beverage and Ice The proposed amendments to "Ministry of Public Health Notification regarding Drinking Water in Sealed Containers" involve the application scope, quality standards and labeling requirements. These revisions necessitate updates in regulations for beverages and ice.
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EU to Ban the Use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in Food Contact Materials On February 9, 2024, the European Union (EU) proposed a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) and certain other bisphenols in food contact materials (FCMs).
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[Updated] Imported Foods Subject to Inspection Order in South Korea "Inspection order" is a special supervision mechanism for imported food in South Korea. ChemLinked compiles the current status of imported food subject to inspection orders, and will continuously update this list.
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Vietnam Promulgates Lists of HS Codes for Imported Products Subject to Specialized Inspection in the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector On February 2, 2024, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development promulgated Circular No. 01/2024/TT-BNNPTNT, stipulating HS codes for goods under MARD’s management as well as imported and exported goods subject to specialized inspection in the field of agriculture and rural development.
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China Consults on Filing Requirements for Health Food Added with Ginseng, American Ginseng, and Lingzhi China SAMR announced to solicit public comments on the draft of Technical Requirements for Health Food Filing Using Health Food Ingredients Including Ginseng, American Ginseng, and Lingzhi. The draft specifies the filing requirements for health food products added with the three ingredients, mainly covering five aspects including auxiliary materials, product dosage forms, product processing, product technical requirements, and other requirements.
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