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Global Food Regulation Highlights | September 2022

In September of 2022, China released 18 GB standard drafts on food additives, including GB 2760. South Korea revised Health Functional Food Code. Japan released new requirements for imported organic agricultural products and organic livestock products. Indonesia proposed to amend the quality requirements for health supplements. EU promulgated its new regulation on food contact recycled plastics/recycled plastic FCMs. America revised the irradiation phytosanitary treatment of imported fruits and vegetables. Canada enabled the use of Pectin Lyase from Trichoderma reesei RF6199 in various foods. Australia revised the product standard for beverage.

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 September of 2022 below:


On September 8, 2022, China National Health Commission (NHC) unveiled the exposure drafts of 18 national food safety standards on food additives, which include six newly established standards, nine newly revised standards, and three amendment sheets. The third draft of GB 2760 the Standard for Uses of Food Additive was also included. These drafts are available for public comments prior to October 10, 2022. (Read More)

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South Korea 

On September 15, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued the latest version of the Health Functional Food Code. The amendments include: expanding the raw material scope for manufacturing protein, adding the new functional claims of ginseng, removing aloe whole leaf from the functional ingredient list, clarifying ginkgo leaf extract's manufacture method, adding new specifications of saw palmetto fruit extracts, and amending test methods. The new regulation is implemented along with its issuance, except for the modifications about Aloe Whole Leaf and Saw palmetto fruit extracts which are effective after January 1, 2024. (Read More)

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On September 21, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan issued a notice to put forward new requirements for organic agricultural and organic livestock products exported to Japan. The notice includes facilities, implementation method, qualifications and number of persons in charge for receiving and storing "export goods". The notice requires implementation from October 1, 2022. (Read More)

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Southeast Asia 

On September 22, 2022, Indonesia Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) unveiled the draft of Amendment to Regulation of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency Number 17 of 2019 concerning Quality Requirements for Health Supplements. Major proposed revisions and changes mainly pertain to appendixes of the regulation, where detailed quality requirements for health supplements are stipulated. Besides, several critical test parameters for health supplements were revised or updated, such as microorganism and heavy metal contamination. (Read More)

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EU promulgated its new regulation, Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1616, on food contact recycled plastics/recycled plastic FCMs on September 20, 2022. This new Regulation will enter into effect on October 10, 2022. At that time, the current regulation, Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008, will be repealed. (Read More)

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According to the Plant Protection Act, some fruits and vegetables from some areas of the world must be treated for insect pests to be eligible for entry into the United States. On September 19, 2022, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced to revise and extend the approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment of imported fruits and vegetables. Any comments shall be submitted via and before November 18, 2022. (Read More)

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On September 23, 2022, Health Canada issued document NOM/ADM-0190, proposing to revise the list of permitted food enzymes, and enabled the use of Pectin Lyase from Trichoderma reesei RF6199 in various foods. It is noted that Pectin Lyase from Aspergillus niger Rung373 has been allowed to be used in various standardized and non-standard foods in Canada. (Read More)

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Australia and New Zealand 

On Sep. 20, 2022, Australian government published announcement F2022C00910, which detailed the amendment to Standard 2.6.2 Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Brewed Soft Drinks under Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The new standard came into effect since Sep. 20, 2022, the date of promulgation on governmental gazette. The latest revision involves electrolyte drink. It revised the product definition, amended the necessary composition, specified the requirements of health claims and nutrient content claims. (Read More)

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