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Global Food Regulation Highlights | October 2022

In October of 2022, China proposed to add Ginseng, American Ginseng, and Lingzhi to Health Food Raw Material Directory. South Korea published the modifications in Food Code. Japan revised the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act. Indonesia drafted new regulation for processed food registration. Thailand unveiled the exposure drafts of five food regulations. Singapore updated the List of New Farms and Establishments Approved to Export to Singapore. Philippines proposed to revise Guidelines on the Unified Licensing Requirements and Procedures. India mandated the rules for foreign food manufacturing facilities of five food categories to register with FSSAI. EU amended regulation as regards maximum levels of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs. The U.S. announced to remove the dual labeling requirements for certain packages of meat and poultry products. Canada seeks approval for the use of alpha-cyclodextrin. Australia and New Zealand consulted on the use of alpha-amylase.

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 October of 2022 below:

China 

October 25, 2022, China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced to solicit public opinions to append ginseng, American ginseng, and Lingzhi (also known as reishi) into the current "Health Food Raw Material Directory". Opinions could be sent to bjspba@cfe-samr.org.cn prior to November 25, 2022. (Read More)

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South Korea 

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) disclosed Notification No. 2022-76 to publish the modifications in Food Code on October 25, 2022. New raw materials are inserted in the permitted raw material list. The MRLs of 119 pesticides are revised. The royal jelly specification, aflatoxin limits, and frozen foods handling method are also optimized. (Read More)

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Japan 

On October 1, 2022, Japan MHLW issued an amendment to the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act, the details include: 1) adding "Calcium L-Tartrate" as designated additives; 2) specifying the ingredient specification for "Calcium L-Tartrate"; 3) modifying the use standard for "potassium ferrocyanide"; 4) revising the MRLs for eleven pesticide and veterinary drugs; 5) designating abscisic acid as an exempted substance. (Read More

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Southeast Asia 

On October 10, 2022, Indonesia Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) opened the Draft Regulation of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency concerning Processed Food Registration for public feedback. The draft is constituted of ten chapters, specifying the general requirements, procedures and fees, period of validity, as well as expert review of processed food registration in Indonesia. Six annexes are attached, demonstrating the requirements for creating electronic account and the registration of processed food (including new, renewal and alternation registration), as well as the basis of the determination of processed food risk grade. (Read More)

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India 

On October 10, 2022, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order on foreign food manufacturer registration, making it mandatory for foreign food manufacturing facilities to register with FSSAI when exporting milk, meat, egg powder, infant food and nutraceuticals to India. The order is issued in accordance with the provisions in the Food Safety and Standards (Import) First Amendment Regulations, 2021, which became effective on June 1, 2022. (Read More)

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EU 

EU amended Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs on October 24, 2022. Involved products include meat and meat products, raw milk and dairy products, poultry eggs, etc. The amendment shall apply from January 1, 2023. (Read more)

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America 

On October 24, 2022, the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a notice, Rescission of Dual Labeling Requirements for Certain Packages of Meat and Poultry Products, which indicates that FSIS no longer requires packages of meat and poultry products to declare net weight/content in two different units of measurement on products label. FSIS has determined it is not necessary for labels of any meat or poultry products to bear dual statements of weight or content using more than one unit of measurement to convey the accurate weight or amount of the product to consumers. (Read More)

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Canada 

On October 6, 2022, Health Canada issued document NOP/ADP-0039, proposing to seek approval for the use of alpha-cyclodextrin as an emulsifying, stabilizing or thickening agent in numerous foods at maximum levels of use ranging from 1% to 5%, depending on the food.  (Read More)

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Australia and New Zealand 

According to the Application A1255 issued on October 14, 2022, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) proposed to permit the use of enzyme alpha-amylase (EC 3.2.1.1) as a processing aid in the manufacture of bakery products such as bread, steamed bread, bread buns, tortillas, cakes, pancakes, and waffles. Any comments should be sent back prior to November 25, 2022. (Read More)

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