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Global Food Regulation Highlights | August 2022

In August of 2022, China opened 13 new food additives for public comments, involving infant formula. South Korea revised Food Additive Code. Japan proposed to revise health food labeling regulations. Thailand clarified the compliance of GM food and its labeling requirements. EU set the MRL of Ethylene Oxide for food additives. US removes dual labeling requirement for certain meat and poultry packaging. Canada regulated the maximum level for total arsenic in several foods. Australia and New Zealand permitted the use of Serine Endopeptidase Enzyme from GM Trichoderma Reesei.

To help food business stakeholders to navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape in the global food industry, ChemLinked presented Global Food Regulation Highlights, a monthly report which delivers major and general regulation dynamics all around the world. Find out what's new on food regulation worldwide in August of 2022 below:


On August 20, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) opened 13 new food additives for public comments, including 11 new food nutrition fortifiers and 2 food additives with expanded application scope. Among them, 10 new food nutrition fortifiers are planned to be used in infant and follow-up formula. Any comments can be sent to before September 16, 2022. (Read More)

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South Korea 

On August 10, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued the latest version of Food Additive Code, in which the food additives for manufacturing health supplements, amino acids applicable for "milk formulas, etc.", and components of Steviol Glycoside are modified. The regulation came into effect along with its issuance. Imported food shipped after August 10, 2022, shall comply with the new regulation. (Read More)

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On August 9, 2022, Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) of Japan unveiled proposition 235070040, a draft version of Points to Attention Regarding Health Foods Under the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and the Health Promotion Act (hereinafter referred to as the draft). According to the draft, the product in the form of tablets and capsules are clearly included in the scope of health food; a batch of permitted health claims are newly added; the requirements for advertising and labeling claims of health food are further explained. Any comments can be sent to before September 7, 2022. (Read More)

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Southeast Asia 

Earlier in June this year, Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) unveiled the notification No. 431 and No. 432, which specified the quality standards, safety evaluation as well as labeling requirements of genetically modified food (hereinafter GMF). On August 5, 2022, MOPH released two clarifications for those notifications on the documents required for safety evaluation of new GMF, offering more detailed explanation to enterprises. (Read More)

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EU has found the presence of ethylene oxide in a number of foodstuffs and particular in many food additives, via its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Hence, EU decides on maximum residue level for ethylene oxide of 0.1 mg/kg in food additives. (Read More)

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The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is in the progress of amending its labeling regulations to remove provisions that require packages of meat or poultry products that contain at least one pound or one pint, but less than four pounds or one gallon, to express the net weight or net contents in two different units of measurement on the product label. It is concluded that no meat or poultry product label needs to use more than one unit of measurement to double declare weight or content. (Read More)

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On August 17, 2022, Health Canada issued NOM/ADM C-2022-2 and NOM/ADM C-2022-3 to regulate the maximum level for total arsenic in several foods. For rise-based foods intended specifically for infant and young children, the maximum level for total arsenic was added to be 0.1 p.p.m. For fruit juice and fruit nectar, the updated restrictions are as follows:

Item No.



Maximum Level


Arsenic, total

Beverages, except fruit juice, fruit nectar, grape juice and grape nectar

0.1 p.p.m. applied to products as consumed


Arsenic, inorganic (sum of arsenite (As III) and arsenate (As V))

Fruit juice, except grape juice; Fruit nectar, except grape nectar

0.01 p.p.m. applied to products as consumed

Grape juice; Grape nectar

0.03 p.p.m. applied to products as consumed

1Maximum levels also apply to the food when it is used as an ingredient in other foods.

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Australia and New Zealand 

As revealed by Notification Circular 212-22, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the approval of using serine endopeptidase enzyme from GM Trichoderma reesei as processing aid in the manufacture/processing of meat, vegetables and seafood products. Its usage should be consistent with Good Manufacturing Practices. (Read More)

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