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Clarifications to California’s Proposition 65 Warning Requirements under Consideration

27 Nov 2018

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will hold a hearing on 17 December and will accept input from interested parties by 31 December on a proposal to clarify recent changes co...Read More

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Authorisation for Food Contact Use of 26 Substances Proposed to be Withdrawn

15 Nov 2018

The FDA is accepting comments through 14 January 2019 on a petition to withdraw authorisation for the use of 26 ortho-phthalates in various food contact applications because these uses have been perma...Read More

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FDA Issues Mandatory Food Recall Guidance

7 Nov 2018

The FDA issued on 5 November final guidance regarding mandatory food recalls. The agency notes that it is committed to evaluating all applicable evidence in determining whether an article is adulterat...Read More

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Canada Establishes Maximum Residue Limit for Trifloxystrobin

6 Nov 2018

Maximum residue limits (MRLs) for Trifloxystrobin proposed by Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), for food imported to and sold in Canada have been ado...Read More

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Taiwan Revises its Food Allergen Labeling Regulations

6 Nov 2018

On August 21, 2018, the Taiwan Drug and Food Administration (TFDA) issued a new regulation governing food allergen labeling on packaged food, which comes into effect on July 1, 2020. Some foods contai...Read More

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India Establishes Glyphosate Residue in Imported Cereal Products

6 Nov 2018

On October 12, 2018, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India published file no. 1-1771/FSSAI/Imports/2018 requiring the determination of Glyphosate residue in imported cereal products. Glyphos...Read More

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VIETNAM: Stricter Regime Adopted for All Frozen Meat Products

30 Oct 2018

Under the terms of new regulations, jointly issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST, all frozen meat products must be certif...Read More

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U.S. Consumer Groups Hail FDA Decision to Ban Use of Seven Food Additives

23 Oct 2018

The Center for Food Safety and the Natural Resources Defense Council are hailing a recent FDA decision to remove seven synthetic food flavouring substances and flavour enhancers (adjuvants) from its a...Read More

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Brazil Further Facilitates Imports of Regulated Food and Health Products

18 Oct 2018

The Brazilian Health Agency (ANVISA) has adopted a number of measures in recent weeks and months aimed at facilitating the importation of products subject to sanitary oversight. Among other actions, A...Read More

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Food Facility Re-registration Period Opens on 1 October

2 Oct 2018

Food facilities required to register with the FDA must renew their registrations between 1 October and 31 December 2018. Food being imported or offered for import into the United States from a foreign...Read More

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Expedited Inspection Process Offered to Food Processing Facilities by FDA

2 Oct 2018

The FDA is soliciting businesses with multiple food processing facilities that implement centrally-developed supply chain programmes and recall plans to volunteer for two-tier inspections....Read More

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Fruit and Vegetable Import Approval Process Revised

17 Sept 2018

APHIS has issued a final rule that effective 15 October will amend its regulations to provide for the approval of all new fruits and vegetables for importation into the United States using a notice-ba...Read More

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CBP Preparing to Implement New Requirements for Imports of Shrimp and Abalone

17 Sept 2018

CBP has issued an update on the forthcoming implementation of the reporting, recordkeeping and permitting requirements of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program for shrimp and abalone species originati...Read More

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New Mainland Food Safety Regulations Set for 1 October Implementation

24 Aug 2018

New guidelines governing food safety have been issued by the State Administration for Market Regulation....Read More

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ECHA Calls for Evidence on Hazardous Substance Used in Food Contact Materials and Electronics, Among Other Products

10 Aug 2018

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued a call for information on uses of Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and related substances. Norway is currently preparing an EU-wide r...Read More

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China Increases Oversight of Dairy Sector in Drive Towards Domestic Self-Sufficiency

2 Aug 2018

With the hope that 70% of the country’s milk requirements will be met through domestic production by 2020, China is looking to strengthen the oversight of its dairy industry, while also calling on far...Read More

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Fresh Tea and Juice Vendors Face Heightened Oversight

27 July 2018

Vendors of freshly-made tea and/or vegetable and fruit drinks now face greater responsibility with regard to product safety, while also being liable for more regular inspections and audits, under new ...Read More

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European Commission Amends List of Substances Permitted in Plastics Coming into Contact with Food

13 July 2018

On 5 June 2018, Commission Regulation 2018/831 was published in the EU’s Official Journal. The new Regulation outlines amendments to Commission Regulation 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles int...Read More

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INDONESIA: Clampdown on Child-Targetted Condensed Milk Products Announced

9 July 2018

It is now illegal to promote sweetened condensed milk (and its derivatives) as nutritional dairy substitutes for children or infants....Read More

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Food Labelling Q&As Published with a View to Assisting Business Operators of Foodstuffs

29 June 2018

On 8 June 2018, a European Commission guidance on the EU law related to food labelling was published in the Official Journal. The name of the publication is the “Commission notice on questions and ans...Read More

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