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Global Food Regulation Highlights | November 2022

In November of 2022, China consulted on the Labeling Guideline of Foods for Special Medical Purposes. South Korea revised the Recommended Daily Nutrient Intake Value. Japan proposed to amend Import Plant Quarantine Requirements. Singapore revised the import requirements for specific ready-to-eat food. India issued the draft of the Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified Foods) Regulations. EU proposed a revision on Packaging and Waste Directive. The U.S. FDA amended the Color Additive Regulations. Canada amended the Table of Reference Amounts for Food. Australia and New Zealand permitted the use of Alpha-Amylase from the GM Bacillus Licheniformis as processing aid.

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 November of 2022 below:


On November 7, 2022, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released an exposure draft of Guidelines for the Label of Foods for Special Medical Purposes (hereafter referred to as Guidelines). The authority summarizes labeling requirements in the current laws, regulations, normative documents and national food safety standards and makes them more practical with detailed explanations and instances. (Read More)

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South Korea 

On November 28, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published the latest Enforcement Rule of Act on Labeling and Advertising of Foods. In accordance with the modifications in National Nutrition Management Act, three nutrients and their recommended values are newly added to the Recommended Daily Nutrient Intake Value Table. (Read More)

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On November 15, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) released a notice on Revision of Imported Plant Quarantine (Draft for Comment). The major revisions include: 1) the addition of quarantine-designated items, which may be attached with quarantine pests. 2) depending on the size and lot of the goods, inspection for quarantine-designated items may cannot be carried out at the port or airport. 3) even when imported plants are mixed with prohibited items, they can pass the inspection as long as they meet the inspection criteria (no attachment of quarantine-designated harmful animals and plants, etc.). (Read More)

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Southeast Asia 

On November 21, 2022, Singapore Food Agency (SFA) amended the Import Requirements of Specific Food Products. The revisions involve the microbiological test requirements for importing various ready-to-eat (RTE) foods, such as infant formula, traditional cakes, coconut products and others. (Read More)

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On November 21, 2022, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an exposure draft of the Food Safety and Standards (Genetically Modified Foods) Regulations, 2022. The draft regulations mainly involve definitions, prior approval and labeling requirements, which are available for public opinion within 60 days from November 21, 2022. (Read more)

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On November 30, 2022, EU proposed a revision on Packaging and Waste Directive, which targets to reach the goal that all packaging on the EU market is reusable or recyclable in an economically viable way by 2030. It also helps to fulfill the commitment of the 2018 Plastics Strategy that by 2030 all plastics packaging placed on the market can be reused or recycled in a cost-effective manner. (Read more)

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On November 24, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an amendment to the Color Additive Regulation, which expanded safe use of spirulina. As per the amendment, the expanded scope of use includes alcoholic beverages with less than 20 percent alcohol-by-volume content, non-alcoholic beverages, condiments and sauces, dips, dairy product alternatives (identified as non-dairy yogurt alternatives, non-dairy frozen desserts, and non-dairy puddings), salad dressings, and seasoning mixes (unheated). The change will come into effect on December 13, 2022. (Read More)

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On November 24, 2022, Health Canada issued a notification to amend the Table of Reference Amounts for Food, based on new consumption data and market trends, and to address identified gaps in certain food categories. The main contents include: revising the food reference amounts for dairy products and their substitutes, and adding the food reference amounts for desserts, baked products, seasoning sauce and other products. Manufacturers will have until January 1, 2026 to comply with the updated Table of Reference Amounts for Food. (Read More)

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Australia and New Zealand 

On November 4, 2022, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the approval of using alpha-amylase sourced from genetically modified Bacillus lichenifomis as processing aid in brewed beverages, potable alcohol production and starch processing. Its maximum usage level should be consistent with GMP. (Read More)

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