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Shanghai Announces Food Safety Regulations

22 March 2017

The Shanghai Food Safety Regulations recently promulgated by the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration took effect on 20 March 2017 (see details [embed link] in Chinese). Under these regulations, the ...Read More

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Additional Comments Sought on Proposed Fee for Organic Products

17 March 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has extended from 20 March to 19 April the deadline for public comments on a proposal to establish an industry-funded promotion, res...Read More

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Mexico Announces New TRQ for Certain Agricultural Products, Implements TRQs for Beef and Rice

17 March 2017

Mexico has established a tariff-rate quota for imports of fresh or chilled potatoes, tomatoes and onions; fresh chili; fresh apples; dried chili; and crushed or ground chili classified under HTSMX 070...Read More

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Government Watchdog Calls for National Strategy to Improve Food Safety Oversight

3 March 2017

A recent report by the watchdog Government Accountability Office calls for the development of a national strategy to address fragmentation in the federal food safety oversight system....Read More

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FDA Invalidating Food Facility Registrations for Failure to Complete Renewal Process

3 March 2017

Under section 102 of the Food Safety Modernization Act, all domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store food, food ingredients, pet foods or dietary supplements are requir...Read More

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FDA Still Assessing Definition of “Healthy” in Food Labelling

3 March 2017

The FDA will hold a public meeting on 9 March to discuss the use of the term “healthy” in food labelling, including what it should mean from a nutrition perspective and how consumers understand and us...Read More

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USDA Extends Deadlines to Comment on Four Regulatory Proposals

3 March 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadlines for interested parties to comment on the following regulatory proposals....Read More

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Canada Proposes to Strengthen Food Safety Regulations

3 March 2017

Canada is proposing to update its food safety regulations in order to strengthen its reputation as a leader in food safety by establishing consistent, prevention-focused requirements for food that is ...Read More

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China Sets Food and Drug Safety Priorities for 2020

28 Feb 2017

In China’s recently issued 13th Five-Year Plan on National Food Safety and 13th Five-Year Plan on National Drug Safety, the emphasis is on moving control checkpoints forward and focusing on regulation...Read More

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Nutrition Labelling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products to be Updated

17 Feb 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is seeking comments from interested parties by 20 March on a proposal to amend the nutrition labelling requirements for meat and...Read More

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Canada Established New MRLs of Sulfuryl Fluoride in Crops

16 Feb 2017

MRLs for sulfuryl fluoride, proposed by the Pest Control Products Act, from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for crops imported to and sold in Canada, have been adopted by the ...Read More

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Switzerland Strengthens Regulation on Food Contact Materials and Articles

16 Feb 2017

Switzerland has published a new regulation establishing requirements for 10 groups of food contact materials and articles as part of the nation's new "Food Law 2017". The new law on food contact mater...Read More

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State Council Issues 13th Five-Year Plans for Food and Drug Safety

7 Feb 2017

China’s State Council has approved the 13th Five-Year Plan for national food and drug safety in an executive meeting on 3 February....Read More

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Imported Food Safety Enhancement to be Focus of FDA Hearing

3 Feb 2017

The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public hearing on 14-15 February to receive input from stakeholders as it develops, expands and refines partnership activities aimed at enhancing the safet...Read More

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Import Fee for Organic Products under Consideration

3 Feb 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking input by 20 March on a proposal to establish an industry-funded promotion, research and information programme for certifi...Read More

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Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling Proposed for Venison

3 Feb 2017

AMS is proposing to add muscle cuts of venison and ground venison to the list of commodities subject to mandatory country of origin labelling requirements....Read More

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Mexico Announces New TRQ for Certain Agricultural Products

3 Feb 2017

Mexico has established a tariff-rate quota for imports of fresh or chilled potatoes, tomatoes and onions; fresh chili; fresh apples; dried chili; and crushed or ground chili classified under HTSMX 070...Read More

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Taiwan Amends 14 Pesticide MRLs in Food

26 Jan 2017

On October 26, 2016, the Taiwan Food and Drugs Administration (TFDA) amended 14 pesticide MRLs in 85 food categories. In addition, five new food categories have been added into this amendment. The ame...Read More

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Netherlands Amends Regulation on Food Contact Materials and Articles

26 Jan 2017

The Netherlands has amended its technical requirements for certain food contact materials and articles falling under the Commodities Act Regulation. The new law became effective on January 1, 2017. On...Read More

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FDA Authorises Cholesterol Health Claim for Certain Fruits and Vegetables

20 Jan 2017

The Food and Drug Administration has amended the regulations authorising a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and risk of coronary heart disease to permit r...Read More

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