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 January of 2023 below:
On January 19, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) announced to solicit public opinions on an amendment to GB 14880-2012 National Food Safety Standard—Standard for the Use of Nutritional Fortification Substances in Foods. The biggest change is the introduction of "mass food fortification" and "voluntary food fortification". Along with the introduction of the two concepts, the amendment stipulates and revises the types and usage amounts of nutritional fortification substances that are permitted to be used in the two cases. (Read More)
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On January 30, 2023, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) disclosed the exposure draft of Food Additive Code. To align with international standards, three new food additives for health functional food and six flavor enhancers are to be specified as noticed food additives in South Korea. The consultation period is set to end on March 30, 2023. (Read More)
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On January 19, 2023, Japan released an amendment to the Enforcement Regulation of the Food Sanitation Act. The amendment newly includes 16 types of foods exempted from sealed packaged food manufacture permit. (Read More)
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On January 19, 2023, Philippines FDA unveiled the draft of Revised Guidelines on Food Additives and Processing Aids, Repealing Administrative Order 88-A s. 1984. The draft was formulated as a replacement of existing Philippines regulations on food additives and processing aids, and shall apply to all manufacturers, distributors (importer, exporter, wholesaler), and traders of food products. (Read More)
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On January 12, 2023, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) First Amendment Regulations, 2023. The amendment mainly involves the identity standards for Basmati Rice. (Read More)
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EU revised Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin, including the amendment to maximum residue levels for DDT, oxathiapiprolin, benalaxyl, bromoxynil, chlorsulfuron, epoxiconazole, fenamiphos, etc. in or on certain products. (Read More)
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Amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 and Authorising the Following Substances as Novel Foods: Vitamin D2 Mushroom Powder, Lacto-N-tetraose produced by derivative strains of Escherichia coli BL21(DE3), pea and rice protein fermented by Lentinula edodes (Shiitake mushroom) mycelia, etc.
WTO Notification: Draft Commission Regulation Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, as regards changes to substance authorizations and addition of new substances
Early in September 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed to amend the Color Additives Regulation to expand the safe use of calcium carbonate in dietary supplement tablets and capsules. On January 24, 2023, FDA issued another notice confirming that the effective date of the rule is October 28, 2022. In addition, FDA reopened the comment period on increased fees for color additives certification services. (Read More)
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In January of 2023, Health Canada proposed maximum residue limits (MRLs) for five pesticides in multiple food products. They were Sodium Acifluorfen, Spiropidion, Methomyl, Fluopyram and Clethodim. (Read More)
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Australia and New Zealand
On January 16, 2023, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) unveiled the proposed amendment to Food Standards Code, which requires the indication of energy content information on beverage containing alcohol. This requirement applies to standardized alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine as well as non-standardized alcoholic beverages containing no less than 0.5% alcohol (by volume). Any comments should be sent back prior to February 27, 2023.
Currently, alcoholic beverages are not required to be labelled with average energy content information in a nutrition information panel (NIP) unless a nutrition content or health claim is made. (Read More)
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