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.
Here's a preview of Global Food Regulation Highlights (July 2022 Edition), and the full report can be downloaded for free at the end of this article.
On July 28, 2022, China National Health Commission (NHC) jointly with the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) unveiled 36 new national food safety standards and 3 amendment sheets. The 36 new GB standards include 1 standard for contaminants limit, 3 for food products, 3 for food-related products, 9 for nutritional fortifiers, 9 for food testing methods and 11 for food additives. Several significant standards related to contaminant limits in food, beverages, cheese, concentrated milk, and food contact materials were involved. (More details)
On July 18, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) unveiled two drafts of Food Code：Notice No. 2022-3222 and Notice No. 2022-3233. The proposed amendments cover the diarrhetic shellfish poison standard, fungal toxin standard, new food raw materials, frozen foods’ re-freezing situation, royal jelly’s specification, and maximum residual limits. The exposure drafts are open for public opinion until September 19, 2022.(More details)
On July 13, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan announced three amendments to Japanese agriculture standards (JAS) related to fruit juice and beverage, namely Japanese Agriculture Standards for Carrot Juice and Carrot Mixed Juice, Japanese Agriculture Standards for Pure Apple Juice not From Concentrate, and Japanese Agriculture Standards for Fruit Juices and Nectars. These standards include the scope of application, normative references, terms and definitions, product quality, test methods, and label requirements. The consultation period for the above consultation documents is before August 11, 2022. (More details)
Disclosed by a WTO notification on July 29, 2022, Vietnam is to amend, supplement and repeal a number of legal documents on food safety issued by the Minister of Health. The below is the involved legal documents:
Circular No. 24/2019/TT-BYT regulating the management and usage of food additives;
Circular No. 18/2019/TT-BYT guiding Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the production and trading of dietary supplements;
Circular No. 48/2015/TT-BYT stipulating food safety inspection activities in food production and trading under the management of the Ministry of Health;
Circular No. 43/2014/TT-BYT regulating the management of functional foods;
Decision No. 46/2007/QD-BYT regulating the maximum limit of contamination and chemicals in food;
Decision No. 38/2008/QD-BYT promulgating on "Prescribing the maximum limit of melamine cross-contamination in food."
Circular No. 14/2011/TT-BYT on guidelines for taking samples for inspection and examination of food quality, hygiene and safety. (More details)
On July 15, 2022, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland released a news report to remind enterprises that titanium dioxide is no longer authorised as a food additive in the EU from 7 august 2022. Food containing titanium dioxide that is lawfully placed on the EU market before 7 August 2022 may remain on the market until its date of minimum durability or its ‘use-by’ date has passed. Food produced or placed on the market after 7 August 2022 cannot contain titanium dioxide. (More details)
On July 25, 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the No. 220720-0158 document, proposing to revise the Seafood Import Procedures and Certification of Admissibility. The document mainly includes listing the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes applicable to the restricted fish product and the country of origin applicable to the restriction; Enabling paperless submission of Certification of Admissibility (COA) for restricted fish, and dynamically adjusting trade restrictions for particular fish products harvested by exported from specific nations. Any comments can be submitted before August 24, 2022. (More details)
On July 6, 2022, Canada unveiled changes in the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). These amendments were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. Major changes include the repealing of some standard container sizes, the incorporation by reference of ingredient common names, updated definition of test market food, harmonized and streamlined food community-specifc labeling requirements, as well as clarification of licensing provisions of the SFCR do not apply to restaurants and similiar enterprises. (More details)
Australia & New Zealand
On July 22, 2022, FSANZ consulted on the use of combination of 2'-fucosyllactose (2ʹ-FL) with galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and/or inulin-type fructans (ITF) in infant formula products. Once the application is granted approval, the applicant will have an exclusive use period of 15 months for that substance. (More details)
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