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India: Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020

India | 14 12, 2020

On 14 December 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) introduced the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020. This regulations is one of the two regulations proposed after the division of the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011. The regulations come into force with immediate effect, and food business operators shall comply with all the provisions after one year from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, excluding Chapter 3 which food business operators shall comply by 1 January 2022. A few amendments and new requirements have been inserted to the new regulations as compared to the labelling requirements as stipulated under Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations. A...

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 Malaysia

Malaysia: Guidelines on the Labelling of INS for Food Product containing Food Additives

Malaysia | 09 12, 2020

On 9 December 2020, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (MOH) released Guidelines on the Labelling of International Numbering System (INS) for Food Product containing Food Additives. A summary of guidelines is given below. Under the guidelines, the foll...

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India: Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations, 2020

India | 14 12, 2020

On 14 December 2020, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) introduced the Food Safety and Standards (Foods for Infant Nutrition) Regulations, 2020. The regulations come into force with immediate effect and food business operator sh...

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 Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong: Guidance on Disinfecting the Working Environment and the Food Package of Cold Stores at Import Level

Hong Kong SAR | 22 12, 2020

On 22 December 2020, the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) issued the Guidance on Disinfecting the Working Environment and the Food Package of Cold Stores at Import Level. The Guidance aims to pr...

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 South Korea

Korea: Functional Labelling

South Korea | 29 12, 2020

On 29 December 2020, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced the enactment of regulations on functional labelling or advertisement of food etc, that are not viewed as unfair...

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 China

China: Notice Related to Measures to Improve Traceability Management of Cold Chain Food

China | 27 11, 2020

On 27 November 2020, the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council (JPCMSC) on COVID-19 issued a notice to improve the traceability management of cold chain food. A summary of key hi...

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United States USFDA Announced Amendments to the Proposed Food Traceability List

US | Jan 12, 2021

On 12 January 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) announced amendments to the Food Traceability List of the proposed rule for food traceability under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), namely the “Requirements fo...

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EU EC Proposed List of Composite Products Exempt from Official Border Checks

Europe | Jan 11, 2021

On 11 January 2021, the European Commission (EC) notified USDA on the proposed list of composite products to be exempted from border checks, which will be enforced on 21 April 2021.    The entry of the composite food products will no longe...

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EU EC Proposed Roadmap on the Amendments to the Food Labelling Requirements

Europe | Jan 11, 2021

On 11 January 2021, the European Commission (EC) notified USDA on the proposed roadmap for a revision to the Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 or the Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation regarding the food labelling requirements. The amendments...

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South Korea MFDS Announced Amendments to the Special Act on Safety Control of Children’s Dietary Life

South Korea | Jan 12, 2021

On 12 January 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced amendments to the Special Act on Safety Control of Children’s Dietary Life. The amendments came into force on 30 December 2021. A summary of the amendments i...

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South Korea MFDS Announced Amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Special Act on Safety Control of Children’s Dietary Life

South Korea | Jan 12, 2021

On 12 January 2021, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Special Act on Safety Control of Children’s Dietary Life. The amendments will come into force with 13 July 2021,...

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India FSSAI Announced Clarification to the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations

India | Jan 11, 2021

On 11 January 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) announced clarification regarding the tolerance limit in cases of insecticides for which maximum residue limits (MRLs) have not been fixed in the Food Safety and Standards (...

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Indonesia BPOM Amended Regulation on the Control of Online Sale of Drugs and Food

Indonesia | Dec 30, 2020

On 30 December 2020, the Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) published amendments to the BPOM Regulation Number 8 of 2020 on Control of Online Sale and Drugs and Food. A summary of the amendments regarding the online sale of foo...

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United States TTB Announced Amendments to Certain Standards of Fill for Distilled Spirits and Wine

US | Jan 07, 2021

On 7 January 2021, the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) notified the WTO (G/TBT/N/USA/1501/Add.2)(G/TBT/N/USA/1502/Add.2) to announce amendments to certain standards of fill for distilled spirits and wine under the 27 Code...

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