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China Solicits Public Comments on 7 New Food Additives
Sep 28, 2020
As revealed by the CFSA Notice released on September 27, 2020, China is consulting on the use of seven new ingredients, including two new varieties of enzymes, four new food additives and one food nutritional fortifier.
South Korea Revises Health Functional Food Code
Sep 25, 2020
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety promulgated the amendments to Health Functional Food Code. The new precautions for nine ingredients are added. Besides, chromium’s new function is inserted.
Reasons for the Termination of New Food Ingredient Review
Sep 15, 2020
As of September 14, 2020, China’s NHC department has terminated the technical reviews of 52 new food ingredients.
Natural Astaxanthin–The Brain Food That Keeps You Sharp
Sep 11, 2020
The brain is the most complex organ in our body, receiving and processing information every moment of our life and its activity accounts for 20 percent of our body’s energy expenditure.
China to Expand the Application Scope of Sodium Hyaluronate
Sep 07, 2020
On September 3rd, 2020, China consulted on the expanded use scope of Sodium Hyaluronate, which was first approved as a new food ingredient for health food production in 2008.
China Consults on New Dosage Forms for Health Food Filing
Sep 01, 2020
On Aug 28th, China SAMR consulted on two new dosage forms for health food filing, i.e., gelatinized confections and powder. Four supportive draft documents were released for public comments.
Thailand Prohibits the Use of Melatonin in Food Products
Aug 27, 2020
On Aug. 24, 2020, Poonlarp Chantawitwong, Deputy Secretary General of the Thailand Food and Drug Administration, clarified that melatonin does not belong to food according to “Food Act” B.E.2522, and it is not allowed to use melatonin as food ingredient.
Labeling of Food Containing Designated Ingredients etc. Enforced by Japan on June 1, 2020
Aug 26, 2020
"Food containing designated ingredients, etc." refers to foods that contain ingredients designated by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare as ingredients requiring special precautions.
South Korea Introduces the Function Claim Scheme for General Foods in the 10th FOODPOLIS International Conference
Jul 28, 2020
MFDS introduces the function claim for general food and specified twenty-nine ingredients applicable for general food with function claims. The manufacture, labelling, and advertising requirements were detailed along.
South Korea Revises the Health Functional Food Code
Jul 16, 2020
The method for manufacturing probiotics in liquid form is approved. New functions of probiotics, ginseng, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C are specified. The test method of water-soluble vitamins submitted by the enterprises is to be permitted where MFDS' test methods are not applicable.
Updates of Consultation Drafts in China, 2018-2020
China Consults on Six New Varieties of FCM Additives and Resins
Newly Released Regulations & Standards, 2018-2020
China Approves 42 National Food Safety Standards (GB)
618 Shopping Festival in 2020
618 Vol 3: 618 Mid-Year Shopping Festival Food Sale List
China Reveals the Second Consultation Draft of GB 28050 General Rules for Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged Food
South Korea Packaging Materials Requirement (Part 1): Materials Subject to Recyclability Grade Evaluation
South Korea Revises Labeling Requirements of Food
China Consults on 16 National Food Safety Standards, Involving Dairy Products, Beverage, FCM and Food Contaminant Levels
Tmall Global Releases Quality Management Standards for CBEC Products Including Infant Formula, Health Food and Pet Food
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