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April 7, 2021Chanyanis Utiskul

On 24 March 2021 Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published Food Standards (Application A1175 – Rapeseed Protein Isolate as a Novel Food) Variation in the Federal Register of Legislation. Rapeseed protein isolate will be permitted as a new novel food beginning 30 June 2021. Verisk 3E Review The regulation...

February 4, 2021Emilia Vassileva

On 17 January 2021 the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Decision 171, which introduced a new list of standards that need to be developed for further compliance with the Eurasian Economic Union's Technical Regulation of Safety Requirements for Food Additives, Flavors, and Technological Aids (029/2012) , will be enforced. The list...

December 9, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 27 October 2020 the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published in the Official Gazette a 2020 draft notification proposing revised standards for various food products regulated under the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 . The proposed revisions include an...

November 5, 2020Chanyanis Utiskul

On 13 October 2020 the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published in the Federal Gazette the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Eighth Amendment Regulations, 2020 (8th amendment of 2020), revising the requirements for food ingredients, additives and microbiological standards. The regulation took...

October 7, 2020Plamena Gospodinova

On 8 September 2020 the Official Journal of the European Union published an amendment to the Food Contaminants Regulation 1881/2006/EC related to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present in traditionally smoked meat and fishery products, as well as in powders of food of plant origin when used for the preparation of...

September 9, 2020Regulatory Research Group

The Swiss Department of the Interior has amended its 2016 Ordinance on the Maximum Levels of Contaminants (known as the VHK), which regulates the production of foodstuffs. In addition to modifying the text of the legislation and six of the 10 existing annexes, the amendment introduces a new Annex 11,...
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May 9, 2019Sava Kostić

Summary On 25 April 2019 France officially banned the use of titanium dioxide (E 171) effective 1 January 2020. The ban will remain in force until at least 31 December 2020, after which it may be renewed for another year. Verisk 3E Review On 25 April 2019 the French Ministry...

July 14, 2016James Lee

This blog post has been updated since its original publication. Summary On 7 July 2016, the U.S. Senate voted 63-30 to approve a genetically modified organisms (GMO) bill (S. 764) that, if enacted, would preempt state GMO labeling laws by making it a federal requirement that food companies label their...

November 6, 2015James Lee

On 26 October 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), published its evaluation of the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. The IARC Monographs Programme has classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A). Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). This evaluation will be included in Volume 114 of the IARC Monographs.

May 5, 2015Bernard Henn

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of attending two prestigious industry conferences, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) public meeting in Washington D.C. on April 23-24, 2015 and The 17th Annual Food Safety Summit held April 27-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center.







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