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Global Food Regulation Highlights | December 2022

In December of 2022, China consulted on the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods for Special Dietary Uses. South Korea amended Food Labeling Standard. Japan revised the Drug/Non-drug List for Food Ingredients. Indonesia regulated the registration and import requirements for three food additives. India amended the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims). EU established a harmonized European Union Single Window Environment for Customs. U.S. amended the standard for yogurt. Canada proposed MRLs for Ipflufenoquin in two food categories. Australia and New Zealand permitted new substances used in food.

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 December of 2022 below:


On December 23, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) announced to solicit public opinions on GB 13432 Labeling of Prepackaged Foods for Special Dietary Uses. As per the proposed updated GB 13432, nutritional components of infant formula (0-6 months), foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) for infants (0-12 months), and other FSMP products shall not bear content claims or function claims. For prepackaged foods for special dietary uses, excluding baby formula and nutritionally complete formula FSMP, it is newly required to remark saturated fat (or saturated fatty acid) and sugar with the contents on the label. (Read More

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South Korea 

On December 14, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published the amendments to Food Labeling Standard. The regulation is implemented along with its issuance. Nevertheless, the modifications for reference daily intake will be effective on January 1, 2024. As per the amendments, liquor can be separately labelled with the information of calories. The labeling standard of "no salt/sodium added" was modified. The permissible tolerances for nutrients in small amount were amended. Besides, the reference daily intake values were optimized. (Read More)

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On December 19, 2022, Japan released an amendment to the Directory Distinguishing Food and Drug Ingredients. According to the amendment, MHLW further enriched the contents of the drug list (ingredients exclusively used as drugs). The changes came into effect on the date of promulgation. However, there is a one-year grace period for revisions to "Taxus cuspidata". (Read More)

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Southeast Asia 

On December 1, 2022, Indonesia Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) issued Requirements for Ethylene Glycol and Diethylene Glycol in Food Additives for Sorbitol, Glycerol and Propylene Glycol in the Registration and/or Import Process, which has been enforced since November 21, 2022. It specifies that the limit levels of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol in three food additives, namely, sorbitol, glycerin, and propylene glycol, shall not exceed 0.10% respectively. Besides, for imported food contains sorbitol, glycerin and/or propylene glycol as food additives, an analysis report from an approved lab or a government lab will be required. (Read More)

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On December 14, 2022, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022. The amendment mainly involves nutrient content claims, equivalence claims, non-addition claims of sodium salts and non-addition claims of additives. (Read more)

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To facilitate customs clearance of goods, EU establishes a harmonized European Union Single Window Environment for Customs to enhance information exchange. Stakeholders can use this channel to communicate with customs authorities and partner competent authorities to simplify goods clearance process. (Read more)

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On December 15, 2022, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled Doc. 2022-27040, revising the standard about claims, Vitamin D dosage and milkfat content of yogurt. The revisions will be implemented on January 14, 2023. A grace period till January 1, 2024 was granted for stakeholders to prepare for enforcement of the new requirements. (Read More)

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On December 23, 2022, Health Canada proposed maximum residue limits for Ipflufenoquin in two food categories, that is, 0.15 ppm in pome fruits and 0.01 ppm in almond nuts. (Read More)

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Australia and New Zealand 

On December 19, 2022, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the approval to Application A1220, A1221, A1224, A1251, which means the following substances were granted approval:

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